Monday, March 11, 2013

When life knocks you down, do a burpee!  I love this saying, but what's up in that picture?  I don't know WHAT that guy is doing, but I'm pretty sure it's NOT a burpee!  lol

I don't know about you guys, but I was SO sore over the weekend - my thighs (oh, my thighs!), my shoulders, and my triceps!  I would have to say my triceps were the most sore.  All those pushups on Friday!  But what a great week of workouts!!

Today's workout is burpees - yep...that's why I used that picture!  You're supposed to do as many rounds as possible in 17 minutes (Jenni stated "reps"), but the last set of hang squat cleans were listed as "as many reps as you can", so I'm assuming it's basically one round and then as many hang squat cleans until your time is up.  Look below and you'll see what I'm talking about:
   40 burpees
   30 hang squat cleans w/10 lbs
   30 burpees
   30 hang squat cleans w/15 lbs
   20 burpees
   30 hang squat cleans w/20 lbs
   10 burpees
   as many hang squat cleans w/25 lbs

See!  There are only 3 comments right now, and everyone has only done 1 round, with different numbers for the last set of hang squat cleans.  

I will admit, even though I can do burpees without my step and even though I'm VERY proud of that fact, just looking at this makes me tired!  lol

March Madness:
   20 squats
   17 burpees
   *extra for me* 20 sit-ups

Needless to say, I will NOT do extra burpees!  I'll just do my squats and sit-ups.  :)
Sucking wind! I'm not sure what I hate more - running or burpees.  Trust me.  It's a pretty tight race!  It took me almost 8 minutes to do 40 burpees.  "Stupid me" actually though the hang squat cleans would be easy.  I mean, come on!  I set my weights on 12 lbs and when I picked them up, I thought wow!  Easy!  NOTTTTTT!!!!!  They were easier than burpees, but that's all I can say about those!  lol

I set a goal of 100 (70 burpees and 30 hang squat cleans), and I am proud to say my score was 101!  I didn't adjust my dumbbells after the hand squat cleans because at that point I didn't think I would make my goal, much less go on to another round of hang cleans.  Needless to say, by the time I adjusted my weights to 18 lbs, I was only able to get one hang squat clean in.  BUT!  I went over my goal!  YAY!!

Oh...I did not do the March Madness work out.  I figured I did plenty of squatting and burpees in today's workout.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!  :)


  1. Berta its supposed to be scored by adding all the things u completed in the 17 mins. for example: if you only complete the first set of burpees and cleans in the 17 mins then your score would be
    40+30 equals 70 or if u finish the whole thing you add the totals of all together..does this make sense?

  2. Yes! Thanks! I was very confused. Of course, it doesn't help that I'm not fully awake (I'm still drinking my only cup of coffee) when I type this! Thanks, Gina!