<![CDATA[[caption id="attachment_1056" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The burpee standard: hips fully open, feet off the ground, clap overhead. Yay, burpees!"][/caption] Inspired by our recent payment of 2,000 burpees to Functional Fitness Regina, JT and Mike S. are embarking on a burpee challenge that starts Monday, Sept. 12, and will go to Dec. 31. Starting at 1 burpee on Sept. 12, Mike and JT pledge to do an increasing number of burpees each day until the New Year. Day 1 is 1, Day 2 is 2 and so on. Do the math, and that’s 111 burpees on Dec. 31. The total number of burpees is 6,216. But don’t think about that too much. Mike And JT have committed to this challenge, and they’re welcoming anyone and everyone to join them. You can buy in anytime this week by doing all the previous burpees. For example, if you start on Friday, your buy-in is 15 (1+2+3+4+5). Days 25, 50, 75, 100 and 111 will be for time. Be warned: penalties for missing days due to anything but injury or illness will be stern. You can make up the burpees from a missed day by adding them to the day after – plus 25 percent. So if you miss Day 10, you have to do 21 (10 + 11) burpees on Day 11, plus 25 percent = 27 burpees. It gets rough if you miss the big days near the end. Don’t miss the big days near the end. Burpees can be spread out throughout the day and don’t need to be done all at once (except on the days that are timed). Burpees in Functional Fitness 204 workouts and warm-ups count to your total. The standard is as follows: from a standing position, get your chest and hips to the floor. Your chest and hips MUST touch the floor. From there, get back to your feet, jump and clap overhead. Chest doesn’t touch = no rep. Hips up = no rep. No clap = no rep. No jump = no rep. Closed hips (not standing all the way up) = no rep. Other members will call out bad reps. Sign up if you dare, and be sure to motivate JT, Mike and the other challengers all the way to the New Year.
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