This a story about the greatest exercise created by man. The burpee. Burpees equal good life. I currently hold a record of 100 burpees a day for 1,026 days. Why would someone do this?
My name is Adam Young. 44 and a father of 4. Lineman and a volunteer fireman. My journey began back in 2000. I just finished a long stretch of college. I was a sweet 300 pounds. Not killing it with the ladies. Battled down to a respectable 200 pounds playing rugby. Met a girl and started a family. Things didn’t start clicking until I ran my first Spartan in 2014. Tri state Jersey Super. I did well over 100 burpees. I felt like crap but I was jacked that I finished.
After that race I was all about the burpees and the Spartan lifestyle. I found a group of like-minded Spartans. The challenge was simple. 100 burpees for 100 days. Miss one day and start back at 0. I watched a ton of people try and fail. I made it to day 460. Unfortunately, after a long night with my baby girl I fell asleep with just 5 burpees left to go. A lesser man would have lied and kept going. I'm not the only one that fell with a long stretch.
The point of this blog is to say that burpees equal life. If life is good, health is good, and family is good then your able to do 100 burpees a day. Heck, you can do a 1000. If life is clicking, all is good. So, try a burpee challenge. 100 burpees a day for 100 days spartan life challenge or Dakota Dalsing's burpee challenges. Let the bodies hit the floor. Over and out. Aroo!