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Five-Time Regionals Athlete to Do 10K Burpees in a Day to Raise Money for the NHS

Two-times Fittest in the UK and five-times Regionals athlete Mitchell Adams is doing 10,000 burpees for the National Health Service in the UK.

“While I am off work and staying at home, I would like to challenge myself and help make a difference to the current pandemic,” he wrote in his JustGiving page.

With an initial target of £10,000, he hopes to raise a pound per burpee.

The challenge will take place on Sunday May 3. Follow Mitch on Instagram for updates and more details.

You can support this incredible challenge here.

10K BURPEES IS A HUGE NUMBER, HOW DO YOU BREAK IT DOWN?

To finish 10,000 burpees within a 24-hour target, Mitchell needs to do:

  • One burpee every 8.6 seconds
  • Seven burpees per minute
  • 417 burpees per hour 24 times

To finish within 16 hours, he’ll need to average:

  • One burpee every 5.7 seconds
  • 10 burpees per minute
  • 625 burpees per hour for 16 hours

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_PS4wvnwZR/

WHAT IS THE MOVEMENT STANDARD FOR THE 10K BURPEE CHALLENGE?

Mitchell will keep to specific movement standards explained in the video below:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_If_NZnEdb/

“I want to achieve this challenge with integrity so it is important to me to adhere to a consistent standard for all 10,000 reps,” he said.

HOW TO TRAIN AND PREPARE FOR 10K BURPEES?

Some pretty wild training has happened in the lead up to this challenge. Mitchell has done his best to prepare his body and endurance to give himself the best chances of succeeding.

“The goal of my programming leading up to it is to develop the efficiency of my aerobic system and muscular endurance in the movement pattern of a burpee,” he told BOXROX.

This are some example session he has done in preparation:

For time, 15 rounds of:

  • 500m row
  • 36 burpees

For reps:

  • 1 hour of constant burpees (733 reps)

8 sets of:

  • 10 minutes of burpees
  • 60 seconds rest
  • total burpees: 1,046

16 sets of:

  • 5 minutes of burpees (in a weight vest)
  • 60 seconds rest
  • total burpees: 1,033

5 rounds of:

  • 2.7 mile run
  • 6 mile bike
  • 4,500m row

For reps:

  • 10 sets of:
  • 10 minutes of burpees
  • 60 seconds rest
  • 14 sets of:
  • 5 minutes of burpees
  • 60 seconds rest
  • 250 burpees in one set
  • total burpees: 2,500

60 rounds of:

  • 15 cal row
  • 15 burpees

Mitchell’s challenge will be live streamed via YouTube and the link will be shared over his social media platforms.

TECHNIQUE, JUST HOW TO DO THAT MANY BURPEES?

How do you burpee for such a long time without one part of you giving up? How do you break such a big challenge up? What’s the best technique to keep going for so long?

Check out this video for an insight into the technique Mitchell will be using.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_VSDDsnWrx/

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