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Do 50 Burpees A Day To Get Your Body In Dream Shape

Date July 2, 2018 17:42

Has it ever happened to you – you wanted to hit the gym, but every time something got in your way? Laziness, procrastination, shyness, lack of money or something else. In fact, to start doing sports to become a better self, you don’t have to spend money on a pricey gym membership. The only thing you need is a power of will.

It will boost your desire and motivation. Nothing else will make you do exercises every day, which will first seem exhausting, but then easy and pleasant. Take a look at this one – burpee – technically, a mini-complex of simple exercises, which, when combined, turn into a remarkably healthy and pleasant whole-body workout.

A burpee includes push-ups, squats, a plank, and jumps. These exercises should be done quickly one after another. It was first invented as a measure of physical fitness of American soldiers. 

A classical variation is as follows:

  1. Bend down and squat with your hands on the floor.
  2. Kick out into a push-up position.
  3. Push up.
  4. Kick your feet back underneath you.
  5. Jump up from the squat position.
  6. Return to the squat position.

Anna Quinlan, a journalist, accepted an Instagram burpee challenge of 50 burpees a day for a month. According to Anna, the hardest thing was to begin. 

There was always something in the way: too hot, too tired, busy, hungry, too good hair to get sweaty.

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The most important thing was to get through the set of first 10 a day. Then you realize that 4 times the same amount – and you’re done. This exercise works arms in particular due to push-ups. So, if this part is really challenging, you can lean on your knees while doing a push-up. Here are a few more recommendations from Anna.

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First, to avoid locking out your elbows when you get into the plank position keep them slightly bent. As if you're already halfway down into a push-up. Second, intentionally engage the abs as you kick back from the plank position so that your feet meet the hands. It protects your lower back and makes the entire movement more powerful and controlled.

Note! Don’t try doing all 50 burpees at a time. Let yourself rest for a while. Do a set of 10, have a break, then do 10 more. The break shouldn’t be longer than 1 minute, though.

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A thought that it will be over in only 8 minutes helped me get it done.

It is too short a time for finding excuses or procrastinating.

One more tip, which will help you stick to your burpee challenge at first – don’t jump up from the squat, just get up. Add jumps when you feel confident. 

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And remember that burpees will make you sweat, arm muscles will burn, but you need to control your breathing, focus on your muscles and be diligent in every movement. The best thing is that it will strengthen your will as well as your body! Start small, try doing 10 burpees, and then gradually increase the number. 50 burpees is the goal pleasant to pursuit!

Source: POPSUGAR

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