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Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 16

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Welcome to my living room workout series! Each week, I share a workout from my personal exercise routine — and then do it in real time so you can follow along. These workouts are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your daily exercise.

Living Room Workout 16

In this week’s workout we’re going to build your endurance, but not in the way you might traditionally think. We’re going to use only one movement — the burpee — and we’re going to perform it in intervals. This one is going to get sweaty quickly, so lay down a towel or do this outside.

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Before you start, though, I want you to consider this: rather than try to do as many burpees in each interval as possible, pick a target number you think you can hit for all ten rounds. To give you context, I’m going to aim for around a dozen burpees per interval. This may mean I rest for a little extra in the early intervals, but I’m picturing this workout as “ten intervals” rather than one interval at a time.

10 rounds:

  • 30 seconds of burpees
  • 30 seconds of rest

Watch the video for full instruction on how to do burpees safely and how to scale them to your fitness and mobility level. Remember, this is your workout and it’s perfectly okay if it looks different than mine.

You can find the rest of my Living Room Workouts by clicking here. I recommend bookmarking that link so any time you find yourself in need of an exercise idea, you’ll have my whole library of follow-along videos on hand.

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Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.

Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.

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