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FitRewards Challenge - September 2017 - Burpies

September 1, 2017

Purpose:
A simple test of strength, endurance, agility, balance and coordination.


Technique:
The standard starting position for the burpee is standing erect with the arms by the side. From the standing position, squat down and place the hands on the floor in front of the feet. Putting the body weight on the hands, the legs are thrust back to a push up position with a straight line from the shoulders to the heels. At the “bottom” of the Burpee, the chest must touch the ground. Next, pull the legs back and return to the squatting position, then up back to the starting standing position. At the “finish” of the Burpee, the feet must leave the ground with the hands reaching above the ears.

Procedure: 
The test requires the athlete to perform as many burpees as possible in 30 seconds, with proper technique.


Scoring:
A good result for a 30 second test is >16 burpees for men and >12 for
women.


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