Friday, March 1, 2013

Fit Friday - Burpees and Squats!

It's Friday, woo-hoo!

I told you that I had a great workout to share with you earlier this week, and I do!  On days that don't involve a date with Shaun T for Insanity, this is a great workout, either on its own if you have very little time, or as an addition to whatever you've chosen for the day.  Rest assured, this combination of burpees and squats will work your entire body!

First things first, what is a burpee?

Jump yourself down to a plank position - also known as military pushup position - your arms are straight, your hands are directly under your shoulders, your head is in alignment with your back, which is straight, and your feet are no more than shoulder-width apart.  Also - your butt is not in the air!  Very important.  From this point, go down into a tricep/military pushup, keeping your elbows pinched to your sides.  As you come up from your pushup, jump your feet to your hands and, powering up from your heels, jump straight up into the air.  Congratulations, that's a burpee!  (And if you are confused, just look on YouTube).

Okay, now that you know what a burpee is, here's what you're going to do:

10 burpees
1 squat
9 burpees
2 squats
8 burpees
3 squats
7 burpees
4 squats
6 burpees
5 squats
5 burpees
6 squats
4 burpees
7 squats
3 burpees
8 squats
2 burpees
9 squats
1 burpees
10 squats

Rest a minute, then repeat in the opposite direction.

Now go get your workout on!

You can find the workout online here