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105 Burpees Non-Stop by a 288 lb Fat Man


Update: Here is a video of me completing a 100 burpee challenge.

It’s 11:10 PM. I’m tired. I want to work on tweaking the website. I’m sleepy. I want to go to bed.

What do I do? I get off my ass…and workout. This is what it’s going to take for me to get to where I want, and need, to be. Thanks to my wife’s consistent urging to workout last night, we did just that. 105 burpees each, followed by sprints. All done within 28 minutes.

That ain’t bad for a 288 lb fat guy and his 120+ lb wife that didn’t start doing burpees until a couple months ago. The most I’d ever done non-stop was 30 to 35 burpees. This is a new personal record.

Earlier in the day I washed 3 cars outside and if you’ve ever washed a car, it’s a mini workout. Try washing and drying a car, an SUV, and a mini SUV. I was about to throw in the towel and go to bed, but my wife wanted to workout. I wanted too as well, but I didn’t want to (if you know what I mean).

It was supposed to be a lifting session, but due to time constraints (being past 11 PM) and we had plans for the morning, we set our minds on burpees. Quick, total body, and highly effective. We had just done 3 sets of 20 burpees the day before, so we decided to just to do one long set of 20 to 30 burpees and then possibly do some sprints afterward. We allotted a total workout time of 10 to 15 minutes.

There we are doing our warm up jumping jacks. My wife was feeling like crap, I was all tired and wanting to sleep and the mosquitoes were sucking at us like Nosferatu in black and white! I had The Shacks floodlight shining on us and the green grass in our backyard.

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For some reason, the last two days I’ve been nervous/scared before a workout. So I was anxious to get started. I go down and do my first burpee. So does she. Then I’m at 10. So is she. Then 15. Usually at 15 burpees I’m already feeling it in my legs and wanting to stop. I hit 20. I stop. Then 5 seconds later I decide to do 30. I hit 30. Then decide to do 45. I hit 50 and decide to do 60. I hit 60 and decide on 75. The number I wore in high school. At this point I’m drenched in sweat. My hands and shirt are filthy from the dirt. My legs are burning, but not so bad that I have to stop. My breathing is ridiculously under control, but I’m breathing heavy. I am still able to carry a conversation as I tell my wife what number I’m up to. She is following right behind on 70 burpees. I hit 75 and then decided to do 100 burpees. When I hit 100 I figured I’d do more than 100 and settled on 105. 105 burpees total, non-stop except for 1 to 3 seconds between each burpee.

I honestly felt like I could have kept going all night, maybe this weekend I will do that and get it on video. I was just happy to get in 100 since it was a goal I set for myself a few weeks ago after watching some kid crank out 300 burpees on youtube. The kid was 140 lbs and did them lightning fast.

I guess we both shocked ourselves. We had no idea we had 100 burpees in us. Non-stop.

The mind and body are special. Very special. Push yourself. Get out of your comfort zone and you will see results. That or you will probably hurt yourself…but there’s only one way to find out. Right?

Here is a video of me doing about 10 burpees, in bad form at 280+ lbs.:
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About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. Yum YuckyNo Gravatar says:

    Umm, WOW. I know you’re tougher than me, but I would’ve never though you had it in you. That’s a compliment, not a wise crack.

    Right now I’m eating Cream of Asparagus soup, with emphasis on the CREAM part. Shame on me.

  2. Way to go! I just looked up burpee’s on youtube and figured out that they are squat-thrusts I used to do in grade school… All this time I’ve been pretending I knew what you all were talking about. :)

    I guess I’m going to have to start doing a few of these. I was at a martial arts seminar and joined in some ground work – during the warm-ups I was kind of embarassed because my sit-ups were weak during the warm ups.

    Keep up with good work Israel.

  3. Survivor2002No Gravatar says:

    What do I even say to that? Holy MERDE, but that’s fantastic! I haven’t worked out in so long at this point, if I attempted to do FIVE burpees in a row, you would have to change them to “BARF-fees.” (LOL)

    I will get there at some point, (I hope)…Not the 105 you and your missus did, but the FIVE in a row for starters. I’m supposed to get my tired ass out of the house next week and start prepping for the project (meaning CARDIO.) Do me a favor, would ya? You have my permission to smack me in the back of my stupid head if I don’t man-up and keep my promise to myself on Monday!

    As for you, Super-FMU…Keep it up! You will see 250 in no time!

  4. ClarieNo Gravatar says:

    Burpees are very tiring especially for a girl like me to be doing it…

    But i suppose its good because it will really help you to work out and sweat those calories off… :)

    Keep it going!

  5. Fitho IndiaNo Gravatar says:

    Burpees are a phenomenal workout. 105 of them is impressive!

  6. MelinaNo Gravatar says:

    Great reminder. I joined a boot camp group a few years ago. In the beginning, I could only do 10 burpees. Within a few months of practice, I was up over 100. It just takes a little practice and be willing to challenge yourself.

  7. 11 burpees was I could do. I guess I’ll have to keep at it. :)

  8. That was simply AWESOME!

  9. Jimmy FNo Gravatar says:

    Holycow!! That’s so amazing. I haven’t hit to the gym in a long time. Now, this dude makes me wanna go back!

  10. How could you do 100 of those without puking from dizziness or a head-rush? Not that i’m doubting you mr. fat man :) But that looks tough! I’m going to go try these now and see how I do.

  11. Yvette PaigeNo Gravatar says:

    That number of burpees is amazing.
    But how can you do it just before bed. Your heartrate will be through the roof and I couldn’t sleep for hours after a workout.
    Good luck with the program.

  12. Well done! I know they are such a great exercise, but I dont do them very often, I kinda hate them, I guess I’m just too lazy to do them! Give me squats, lunges, you name it, but not burpees! :-) But I think I am going to challenge myself and from next week start doing burpees everyday! ;-) Thanks for inspiring!

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