So that is it. I finished the 100 burpee challenge and let me tell ya, the end sucked. In the last 10 days I did 955 burpees. I missed day 96 so on day 97 I did 184! In all I did 5050 burpees over the course of 100 days. It was tough but I am glad that I did it and pushed myself to complete it. I learned a few lessons too. Let me give you some tips to use if you decide to take on this challenge.
Tip #1. Don’t wait until the end of the day to do all your burpees. In the first 30 days or so it’s okay to do but after that it’s tough. There is nothing fun about doing 50 burpees at 10:30 at night because you put it off all day. Get in the habit of doing them early in the day and getting them out of the way.
Tip #2. Once you get above day 25, break down the number of burpees you do each day into smaller sets. Try and do between 10 and 15 per set until you are finished. Rest between 1 and 2 minutes per set.
Tip #3. Start on day 10. That means that you have to make up the first 9 days. So you have to make do 55 burpees plus 10 for that day. But you cut 10 days off of the challenge and believe me, being done 10 days sooner will feel awesome.
Tip #4. Try not to drop down into the push-up with a lot of force. Unless you are really concerned with doing this as fast as possible, do them methodically. Dropping down into the push-up with the full force of your body behind it for 100 days will make your elbows hurt. Save the trauma on your joints and do them slow and steady instead of fast.
I hope that those tips help you succeed in the challenge. Here is the video of me on day 100. Use this to motivate and inspire you to take the challenge.
[Here’s the video of me doing 100 burpees in a row. This is the first time I have ever done 100 in a row without stopping. It is as tough as it looks.]
A few notes about the video: That was the first time I ever did 100 burpees in a row without stopping and catching my breath. On day one I did 100 and it took me about 10:44 so I improved my time over 3 minutes. I didn’t make my goal of doing it in less than 5 minutes but, oh well, burpees aren’t very friendly for tall guys!
So that’s my version of the 100 Burpee Challenge. It was tough but doable. I found out that I can do more burpees in a row than I thought if I but my mind to it. So much of what we accomplish or don’t accomplish is due to our mental attitude. Be positive and most the time you’ll surprise yourself with what you can accomplish. Take care and let me know if you decide to take the challenge!