Get Ready For the Last 100 Burpee Challenge of 2014!

It’s official: this weekend will be the last 100 burpee challenge of 2014!

You guys have really blown me away this year at how hard you’ve worked at these monthly challenges. Because really, doing 100 burpees in a row is hard. So hard, in fact, that most people think it’s impossible (I often get laughed at when I tell people about the challenge).

But you guys do it month after month, just like the rockstar athletes you are.

We’ve got one more challenge to go this year, and I know you guys are going to ROCK at it.

But first, to acknowledge all your hard work throughout the year, I wanted to look back at some of our past monthly challenges…

2014 100 burpee challenge awesomeness

In May, we had Erin, who crushed her previous month’s 100 burpees time by a whopping 4:29. Read all about Erin’s incredible progress here.

Then there was Carly, who went from 26:22 the previous month to 15:49. Absolutely amazing!

In July, Johanna took her previous month’s time down from 14:42 to 11:23. Awesome work, Johanna!

Then Bethany took her time down from 19:01 to 12:40. I love what she had to say about her progress:

To mix things up, we started doing a photo challenge instead.

So Sarah and Jeremiah sent in this totally epic post-burpee photo:

And finally, last month, firefighter Mark sent in this awesome post-burpee photo with his 2-year-old:

Fantastic work everyone!

Even if you weren’t mentioned here, know that you are AWESOME.


If you even attempted the 100 burpee challenge this year, you have serious badass status. Doing 100 burpees in a row isn’t easy for anyone, but you did it.

Be proud! I am.

The last 100 burpee challenge of 2014

For this month’s 100 burpee challenge, we’re going to change it up just a little once again.

I want to celebrate your guys’ progress throughout the entire year, so this month we’re going to look at your overall progress in 2014. So here are the rules this time around:

Step #1: Do the 100 burpee challenge. You have by the end of the weekend (December 7th) to complete the challenge.

Step #2: Immediately after you do the challenge, snap a photo (a video works too) of yourself post-challenge. Post it to either Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook along with your current time AND the amount you’ve improved from the first time you tried the challenge (make sure to tag #12minuteathlete so I can actually find your photos). You can email your photo to me at [email protected] (use the subject ‘100 burpee challenge photo’).

Step #3: I’ll look over all the photos and times and choose a winner. Then I’ll send a shirt of your choice to you (or whoever you want)!

Need a little motivation to do this month’s challenge? Read this.

And remember, CRUSH those burpees!

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7 thoughts on “Get Ready For the Last 100 Burpee Challenge of 2014!”

  1. Wohooo my first 100 burpee challenge done with time 9:36. My arms are burning and shaking, but I am proud of myself. Looking forward to improve my time in 2015 😉 promise to myself. Thanks for a great motivation guys.

  2. definitely not improving – need to keep up with the hiit and not just strength train. I could only manage 60 in 7 min. I skipped November.

    • Don’t worry, you can boost your conditioning pretty quickly if you work at it for a couple of weeks. Strength training is great but it’s good to add some HIIT as well to keep your heart happy 🙂

  3. After reading your blog for a couple of months, I started out with the Burpee challenge. I’ve been a runner for almost 20 years and a triathlete for about 10. I won’t bore you with a list of my running accomplishments, but the last 4 years have been extremely challenging for me. My motivation has gone to shit and I have been fighting addiction problems that I am grateful to say seem to have subsided. (Food has always been my drug of choice, but I branched out!)
    I did burpees after my first run in 4 weeks ( I had a carcinoma removed from the back of my knee that put me out of action for a while) and although I didn’t make it to 100, I did make it to 10 and felt it all day.
    I plan on making tabala workouts and HIIT a part of my regular training sessions.
    Thanks for your hard work and emails, etc. that have relit the fire.
    100 in January!

    • Ken, so sorry to hear about your struggles but it sounds like you’re on a good path right now. I know most of us can relate to lack of motivation and addiction of some sort (food has always been my drug of choice as well), but I know you can get through it – just keep up the positive attitude and take small steps like you’re doing, and you’ll get there. Please do let me know how you’re doing – wishing you the absolute best of luck.


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