Burpee and Plank Challenge

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Hola! First things first. I just want you to know that I hope it’s warmer where you are. It is windy and frigid around these parts. I feel like as long as my fingers are extended over my keyboard to type that they’re going to feel like icicles! I guess I should go inside now. Haha… kidding.

My real reason for jumping on this afternoon is because I did a really challenging workout that I wanted to share with you. As you may know, I’m participating in a burpee challenge this year. The challenge is to complete 15,000 burpees in 2015. This is easily more burpees than I’ve ever done in my entire life. At any point. If you combined all of the burpees I’ve ever done in my life it wouldn’t come close to 15,000! I am keeping a progress tracker in my planner as well as on the right lower sidebar on this page to help my accountability.

I’ve been experimenting with different workouts to make it more interesting on days where I have no workout planned – other than making sure I get some burpees done.

So today I bring you the…

Burpee and Plank Challenge:

burpee and plank challenge


Perform the following two exercises back-to-back as quickly as you can:

A few tips:

*rest only as needed to catch your breath and/or rest your muscles

*burpee tip: perform them with your legs hip-width apart (or even a little wider) for less stress on your back

*modify as needed!

Like all workouts I post here, feel free to make it your own. Since I’m challenging myself to get 1,250 burpees done this month I wanted to get 100 in yesterday so I kept cycling through these two exercises until I hit 100 burpees. When I first started this challenge last month I could barely do 10 burpees in a row without resting but I’ve noticed that my strength and endurance is improving pretty quickly. This makes me hate burpees a little less each day.

Other Burpee Workouts:


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My name is Mindi and I'm an office manager and blogger living in Minnesota with my husband and our blended family of four children. Thank you for visiting Lifting Makes Me Happy! I fight depression and anxiety with healthy living and writing. I hope you are encouraged and motivated by the things I share here. I appreciate you stopping by!
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  1. This sounds like an awesome workout combo! Do you ever find that planks and burpees hurt your wrists? I love them but they hurt mine – I think I need to invest in those special handles that raise of the floor and allow you to grip!
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    • Yes ma’am, they do hurt my wrists. As do push-ups. We do have a pair of push-up stands but I usually just use a pair of dumbbells because the push-up stands we have are a bit wobbly and I don’t trust them while doing burpees! ;)

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