In order to keep you guys on your toes, I thought it would be fun to mix things up a bit and try a slightly different style of workout today.
If you’ve never done a pyramid workout before, here’s how they go:
You start at a low number, usually just one or two reps, then gradually increase the reps as you step up the pyramid—until you hit the peak, where you’ll then decrease the number of reps until you’re back to your original starting point.
Today’s pyramid workout consists of just three exercises: burpees, pull ups, and side lunges.
You can scale the exercises however you want—for example, if you need to use a band to get through the pull ups, please do so. So don’t be too intimidated—this is a workout that anyone can do, no matter what your current fitness level.
Here’s how it’s going to work:
You’ll start with 2 burpees, 1 pull up, and 2 side lunges per leg.
You’ll then move on to 4 burpees, 2 pull ups, and 4 side lunges per leg.
Then you’ll continue with this same pattern until you hit 12 burpees—after which you’ll start going back down the pyramid until you’re back to the starting point.
Confused? Not to worry, I made a funny little diagram for you:
Basically, you’ll add 2 burpees, 1 pull up, and 2 side lunges (per leg) to each set until you hit 12 burpees, then you’ll reverse it.
Watch the workout video to learn more:
And the workout instructions:
Workout type: Pyramid
Timer setting: Stopwatch
Complete the following pyramid as fast as you can:
– Set 1: 2 burpees + 1 pull up + 2 side lunges / leg
– Set 2: 4 burpees + 2 pull ups + 4 side lunges / leg
– Set 3: 6 burpees + 3 pull ups + 6 side lunges / leg
– Set 4: 8 burpees + 4 pull ups + 8 side lunges / leg
– Set 5: 10 burpees + 5 pull ups + 10 side lunges / leg
– Set 6: 12 burpees + 6 pull ups + 12 side lunges / leg
– Set 7: 10 burpees + 5 pull ups + 10 side lunges / leg
– Set 8: 8 burpees + 4 pull ups + 8 side lunges / leg
– Set 9: 6 burpees + 3 pull ups + 6 side lunges / leg
– Set 10: 4 burpees + 2 pull ups + 4 side lunges / leg
– Set 11: 2 burpees + 1 pull ups + 2 side lunges / leg
Leave your time in the comments below.
My time for today’s workout: 12:13
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10 thoughts on “3 Exercise Fat Burning Pyramid Workout”
19:55. This is way slower than I was hoping for, though my workouts have been pretty infrequent for the past few weeks. This was a great way to jumpstart my usual schedule of six days a week.
Nice, Stephanie! We all have workouts that just feel a little slower… but usually if you take a little time off then get back into it you’ll bounce back quicker than ever. Glad to hear you’re still at it though 🙂
17:09 and I was huffing and puffing like the big bad wolf. Burpees impact my wind like nothing else!
Shouldn’t the formula below the pyramid diagram read “X 2” (times 2) instead of “+ 2”??
Hmm no because if you multiplied by two, you’d end up doing 2 burpees, then 4, then 8, then 16, etc…
12:35. Fun way to mix it up a little!
Currently writing this on the iPad from my horizontal recovery position on the floor absolutely covered in sweat!
Whoever said “Fit is Beautiful” obviously didn’t see me post workout!