(Somehow I've never been tempted to do an exercise that sounds like what a baby does after bottle-time...)
But that changed today.
(Just) Trying is for Little Girls threw down a "New to You" cross training challenge.
The goal: get out of your comfort zone at least once each month in 2012. This can be as simple as downloading a new workout from the interwebs or as adventurous as taking a rock climbing class. It just has to be something new to... Me.
I like the concept. Comfort = training plateau. Discomfort = new challenges.
So, today I tackled my first cross training challenge: Burpees.
(Yes, I know I'm late to this party.)
Bodybuilding.com, Burpees involve four simple steps:
- Begin in a squat position with hands on the floor in front of you.
- Kick your feet back to a pushup position.
- Immediately return your feet to the squat position.
- Leap up as high as possible from the squat position.
During my lunch break, I went through this "Fitness at Home" circuit a couple of times (with some modifications -- no high knees for me on a 2-for-Tuesday run day).
BUT... I don't understand the allure of burpees. To me, burpees feel like a Sun Salutation on crack -- all the speed, none of the finesse.
What am I missing?
Are you a fan of the burpee?