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.
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?