Today’s fitness challenge is high burpees – how fast can you do 20 reps?
Unlike chest-to-floor burpees which we tried last week, these burpees don’t require you to lower yourself into a full press-up. But that mean’s it’s all about speed.
How quickly can you bang out 20 of these heart-pumping moves?
Our daily challenges are perfect to try at home, at the gym or in the park. They are designed to get you moving every day.
Throughout this Staying Active summer series, fitness experts Elia and Amanda – both qualified instructors at Flykick – will be on hand to show you how to do each challenge and give you their top tips.
Check back every weekday to see what the next challenge is – you can even film your progress to make a record of how far you’ve come.
The aim is to be active every day for six weeks over summer. And today’s challenge is a tough one that will test your explosive strength and really work your core.
These daily challenges can be done on their own , or you can include them in larger workout – it’s totally up to you. As long as you’re moving, that’s what counts.
We know doing the same fitness routine every week can get really tedious, trying a new challenge every day will keep your fitness fresh and fun – and you might even learn some new moves.
How to do high burpees
Start with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Lower your body into a squat with your toes pointing forwards and you knees bent.
Put your hands on the floor just inside your feet, and slightly in front of them. Shift your weight into your hands.
Jump your feet back to land in a plank position. With the weight in your hands you should land softly – this should b a controlled movement.
Your body should form a straight line from your head to feet. Keep your stomach muscles engaged so that your spine doesn’t arch in this position.
Jump your feet back so that they land just outside of your hands.
Reach your arms over head and explosively jump up. You are aiming for elevation so really push into the floor.
Land softly and immediately lower into a squat for your next rep.
I am Team GB
Toyota has teamed up with Team GB to re-launch the hugely successful participation campaign ‘I am Team GB’.
Over the weekend, there will be hundreds of free and fun activities across the country, put on by an army of volunteers; the ‘I am Team GB Games Makers’.
To Join the Team and be part of The Nation’s Biggest Sports Day sign up at: www.IAmTeamGB.com