Scorch Body Fat With This Rows and Burpees Challenge
It’ll test not only your physical strength, but your mental strength as well
By Naomi Nazario
Sean Garner, trainer and Men’s Health fitness expert, challenges you to an easy-to-follow, but hard-as-hell workout that will put your cardiovascular conditioning to the test.
Your goal is to row 500 metres in 1 minute and 40 seconds or less. For every second you go over that goal, you will have to do that many burpees. For example, if your time is 1:45, you will have to get off the rower and immediately do 5 burpees.
Burpees are one of the best total-body exercises out there, so although you might not enjoy having to them, rest assured that you’ll be getting a great workout if you do end up having to do some.
To perform a burpee the right way, start from a standing position, then squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you. Quickly kick both feet out behind you so you are in a pushup position, and then do one pushup. Next, bring your legs forward to go into a squatting position again, and jump up.
Do this 5 times, resting 5 minutes between each 500m attempt. Your burpees happen during that rest time, so the slower you row, the more burpees and less rest time you have.
And as a bonus, this will scorch that stubborn body fat as well.
Originally published on menshealth.com