100 Burpee Challenge (And an Android App Update)

100 burpee challenge

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!

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38 thoughts on “100 Burpee Challenge (And an Android App Update)”

  1. A hundred burpees with no breaks?
    I’ll pass for now… I’m not even halfway there.
    I’ve been doing burpees for awhile, but four sets of 15 reps, resting a minute or two in between, leave me lying on the floor and gasping.

    Maybe next month… I really want my badass badge!

  2. I’ll definitely give the 100 burpees a go, even though it might take me a few days to get through them. 😉
    But I guess we all have to start somewhere…
    Once the Android App is up and running, will you start on a Windows phone App? Pretty, pretty, pretty please?!?!?!

  3. I did prisoner burpees workout yesterday in 27 mins.It starts with 20,19,18…1 rep.It is decremented and I took break in between.In all 20 sets.It’s a different feeling after completion.I will update you about 100 burpees soon.

  4. i’m in. =) not sure i’ll complete all 100 without a break but i’ll give it a go. It’s will be inspiring to see everyone’s numbers improve over the course of the month.

  5. Hey, completed the 100 burpee challenge…never been so scared to lose count in my life. After fifty, it wasnt looking pretty, but I kept going…11.04min…I thought, before I started, Id have to admit to taking 30minutes – I was still set in to give it a go though…especially when there was a category for 12+ minutes to hide with 🙂

  6. Just done 100 burpees in 11:45!!! Given that I haven’t done a burpee for about 20 years I don’t think that’s too bad.

    I set the interval timer for 36 seconds x 20 (= 12 min) and did sets of 5 at the beginning of each interval and rested for the rest of the interval.

    Will cut the interval down next time, but what to? 33 secs? 30 secs? 33 is 10% improvement so I may go for that.

    Once the interval is down to 20 s I will be going non-stop and finishing in 8 mins – well we can dream 🙂

  7. 100 burpees in 11:05, with rests between each set of 10! Cant wait until next time to see if I can take a 1:05 off my time! So scary but glad I did it!

  8. 100 Burpee Challenge accepted: Time: 10:46
    My goal was 50 and they were tough. After 50 I had to go all the way.
    One thing I learned, breathing is key.

  9. Hey Krista,

    This is awesome, I’m doing a 90 day Video and Fitness Challenge right now. I’m on day 7 of 90 and today I decided to shoot a video doing the 100 Burpee challenge. My personal best is around 6 minutes, but considering I haven’t really worked out hard for about a year for various of reasons, my time 8.28 is not that bad. I know it will improve a lot over the next few weeks as I get stronger and more explosive/faster so I can do more burpess on less time.

    Here’s the link to my video ( I will try to do a new one every week for the 100 Burpee Challenge): http://youtu.be/pgcebWdr28M

    Thanks for the inspiration and keep up the awesome work you do!

    – Navid

  10. I am SOOO new at this. Before coming across your site, I had made a commitment to do as many burpees as possible in 10 minutes. I am at 63 after one week. Looking forward to doing 100 no matter what time it takes me and improve from there! Thanks for the encouragement!!

  11. Well I came across your site and wanted to give the 100 burpee challenge a go finished in 8:10 pretty,sweet! A little history as I enjoy burpees as much as you 🙂 In June of 2013 at the age of 53 our gym had a burpee challenge 3500 for the month I ended the month of June with 7500 burpees and decided to turn it into the 365 day challenge with an ultimate goal of 50,000 burpees! I have 38 days left in the challenge and will end up with current pace with over 55,000 burpees in 365 days. After that I still plan to do daily burpees but tame it down to 50 a day 🙂 Burpees rock people just get into the habit your body will thank you!

  12. I am so happy! I did this challenge last year october and november twice and my time was 8:11. I had stopped working out for 4 months (re-started a week ago) and I took this challenge again yesterday. My time was 6min 9sec. Trick is do 20 burpees with 10sec rest in between.

  13. Hi. I did the 100 burpee challenge today. I did 100 in 7minutes 23 seconds. I am 64 years old, so I am pretty excited my years of keeping fit are totally paying off. Thanks for your website. I think your workouts are challenging, to say the least.

  14. I’m 6′-4″, 240 lbs., so not really built for burpees. 17:45 was my first timed 100 after a couple weeks of training. How many people have died from heart attack while doing this????


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