In 1954 Roger Bannister became the first athlete to break the 4 minute mile. He completed it in 3.59.4 – since then numerous athletes have managed to break this barrier and now it is the standard for professional distance runners (thanks Wikipedia). Reading about this today got me thinking that there is probably a Burpee Barrier :) I’m not sure what that barrier is, but as a starting point I’m placing it at 100 in 10 minutes. This is today’s challenge, and I hope at least a few BodyRockers out there will step up and smash this barrier and post your reps in the comments below. If we find that many of you manage to do 100 Dead Man’s Burpees in 10 minutes we might have to raise the barrier higher, but for now I think that 100 is a reasonable goal. Make sure you watch Zuzana perform the Burpee in the video to get the proper form, set your interval timers to stop watch mode and push it to the max. For all of you beginners out there, just try to reach as close to 100 as possible. If you manage 30 but you honestly gave it your all then be proud of your efforts and post your reps as well :)
Good luck and remember often the hardest barriers to overcome are the ones we place on ourselves.
Freddy and Zuzana
- Dead Man's BurpeeMax. reps
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Watch the video to see how to do the Dead Man’s Burpee Exercise!