The burpee ladder 2016 - Are you in?

It's fast approaching that time of year again. Teachers and educators are joined in their wailing and gnashing of teeth by students of all ages. But much more importantly than that, September sees the return of the annual 100 day burpee ladder. This year will be 1st September to 9th December inclusive.

Fancy joining in? Just an interested observer? Here's what you need to know:

  • We'll be doing burpees every day for 100 days.
  • It's ok, we'll start with 1 on 1st September. We will do 100 on the final day but we'll have built to it.
  • They don't have to be done in one set.
  • They don't have to be done in one session.
  • There are lots of modifications to the humble burpee to make it easier or harder. Before we start, pick your minimum standard for the ladder. You can spice it up on days when you feel lively but you'll not go below this marker.
  • Be realistic. The point of the exercise is consistency, not showing off. Just because you can do 50 or 100 on day 1 doesn't mean that you should.
  • Back yourself to grow over the 100 days. It's only a little investment of time but can have a positive impact on you in many areas of your life.
  • Enjoy the journey.
  • Every year we have more people drop out than go the distance. Whether the numbers seem big or small, this kind of consistency is the road less travelled.
  • You may miss one day, so long as you catch up the next. 2 days or more missed, I'm sorry but you're out. Not only does it start to defeat the object of the exercise but experience shows that this is the fast track to hurting yourself.
  • Every year I've made some new friends, or got to know some old friends better. Be prepared to share this stuff (it also helps keep you on track). Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, comments on here, google plus...whatever your social media thing is #100dayburpeeladder let's hear about your experience.
  • Don't want to bore your non-burpeeing friends with it? We'll have a closed Facebook group, give me a shout and we'll get you in there.
  • Have fun with it
  • Yay burpees!
Who's with me?


  1. I will be doing the ladder in spirit and the actual burpees in reality, only my daily 2 sets of 26.

    I'll be thinking of you and your group in December as you're doing 80+ and 90+ days.


  2. Thanks for dropping by again Josh. It's only a cousin of your ongoing commitment. I'll pass your thoughts on to the ladies and gents. We'll be thinking of you on your journey too.
    Yours in burpees!

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  4. Hi Ben, I'll join in. What next? Gary

  5. Okay, Ben. Sounds like a decent challenge I may actually struggle to complete - I'm in! John


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