#1Minutehallenge for May - Burpees

Who is up for a challenge? Who is ready to test themselves?

For May, the #1MinuteChallenge is Burpees. Please see my 'Give it a Go - Burpees' exercise series and my Matt Swaz Fitness Video on how to perform Burpees.

Burpees are a great whole body exercise, which provide a great core workout, challenge your Cardiovascular System and work your upper body and in particular lower body muscles. Whilst your leg muscles are doing most of the work by jumping back and forward, your arms, chest, shoulders and abdominals are getting a fantastic workout too.

The aim of the #1MinuteChallenge is to see how many reps of an exercise you can do in 1 minute with correct form and movement. As a minimum, aim to complete the #1MinuteChallenge at least once per week. Ideally, aim to complete it 3 times per week on different days e.g. 1 minute on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Even better, commit to doing the #1MinuteChallenge once per day as a way of getting active - as many of my clients do and followers on Twitter. It's a great way to get active every day in just 1 minute.

All you have to do is commit 1 minute of your time to the challenge and give it your best shot. Then record your results and post them on my Facebook page (Matt Swaz Fitness) or on my twitter page (@mattswazfitness) with the hashtag #1MinuteChallenge. The aim is to improve on the number of repetitions you can do as the month progresses. The challenge is open to anybody - spread the word - get friends, family, colleagues involved. Encourage others to take up the challenge and turn it into friendly competition. Be proud of your results and use it as added motivation to improve each time you do the #1MinuteChallenge.

Anybody can commit 1 minute - whether it be each day, every other day or as a minimum once per week. Spend 1 less minute watching TV, playing on the computer etc. See it as an investment in your health. You can do the #1MinuteChallengeas soon as you get up in the morning, whilst on your lunch break etc. You will get a great workout at a high intensity in 1 minute. The aim is to highlight the fact that 'you' do not need much time to get a great workout.

By joining in with the #1MinuteChallenge you will be joining a team, a community of like-minded motivated and determined people. You can track your progress as the month progresses and you can compare your results against others. Crucially you will get support and motivation from others. You can encourage and inspire others to join the #1MinuteChallenge. Spread the word and join the #1MinuteChallenge team.

I will be posting regular reminders of the #1MinuteChallenge and look forward to seeing your results and improvement as the month progresses. So get doing your Lunges for April and keep an eye out for the May #1MinuteChallenge.

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Enjoy the challenge,


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