Saturday Workout

How to do a burpee.
How to do a burpee.

Part of the 7 Day Exercise Plan.

It is Saturday. Today’s workout will be simple, just two exercises. But these exercises will be done 200 times. Burpees and crunches!

  • 10 Burpees (with a push up)
  • 10 Crunches

Repeat 10 times and note the time. Aim to beat it next week. If you cannot do 10 sets (I made 6 the first time) just do as many as possible, using the tips below, and aim to beat it next Saturday.

Tip 1: If you legs get tired, step back one foot at a time for the burpee, then step forward again.

Tip 2: If you legs get really tired, walk back with your hands before standing up straight. You can walk out too. Harder on the arms, easier on the legs.

To do a burpee start standing up straight. Squat down and place your hands on the floor, kick your legs back into push up position. Do a push up. Hop your feet back in under yourself, explode upwards (or just stand up straight) raising your arms overhead, and repeat.

Crunches are the standard – on back, knees bent, lift upper body off floor, curling / crunching and engaging the abs.

Finish off with cardio, such as a run, cycle or stair jogging at home.

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