So you guys know how much I love burpees, right?
Well, today I’m excited to announce that starting tomorrow, we’re going to be doing a 100 burpee challenge on the first Friday of every month. That gives you an entire day to mentally prepare for the first one… woohoo!
Doing 100 burpees in a row is an awesome way to gauge your fitness level, so I’d really encourage you to do the monthly challenges with us and keep track of your times and how you felt during each one. I’d love to get you guys posting your times in the comments every month so we can all motivate each other to push as hard as we can (yes, I’m going to be doing it too).
Aim for progress, not perfection
If you even attempt the 100 burpees challenge, you are a seriously awesome person and true badass. 100 burpees is tough—both physically and mentally—so I’m automatically proud of every single one of you who tries it. And if you can’t finish it this time around, don’t worry—just write down your time and how many you ended up doing, and try again next month. You will get better, I promise.
For those of you who do end up completing the challenge, here’s a rough benchmark system to help you gauge your current fitness level:
If you complete 100 burpees in:
12+ minutes: You’re an athlete in training! Way to work hard, and don’t stop pushing.
10-12 minutes: You’re an athlete! Awesome job getting past those mental blocks.
8-10 minutes: You’re a super athlete! You’re strong and in great conditioning shape.
6-8 minutes: You’re a total badass! You have some serious burpee skills.
4-6 minutes: You’re the ultimate badass! Be very, very proud.
Remember, these are loose guidelines—ultimately all that matters is that you work as hard as you can, so don’t worry too much about other people’s times.
(Also, I will tell you that tall people have a disadvantage with this one—so if you’re tall or have long limbs, sorry!)
Also, as an extra incentive, for tomorrow’s burpee challenge, I’m going to post a video of myself doing the challenge, which is weirdly scary for me because 100 burpees is just so… hard.
So be sure to check out tomorrow’s post!
Android app update (finally!)
I get asked about a 12 Minute Athlete app at least five times a day—which is awesome in my mind because it shows that you guys like the workouts and are excited to have them in app form.
And since I promised I’d keep you guys updated on the progress of the Android app, I’m really happy to finally have some news for you!
I’ve done a bunch of testing for the app so far because I really want to make sure there aren’t any bugs and that it’s just as awesome as the iPhone version. At this point, it’s almost ready—just a little more last minute testing to do, then we’ll be submitting it to the Google Play store, and if all goes well it should be officially out in the next couple of weeks! Obviously I’ll let you know as soon as I have an exact date for release, but once it’s out, can you help me spread the word?
I created both the Android and iPhone apps to help people get in the best shape possible and ditch their excuses for good—so I really want to make sure it reaches as many people as possible. It would mean the world to me if you could help me get the word out about it.
Ok, go ahead and get psyched up for tomorrow’s burpee challenge! You’re going to rock at it!