Australian personal trainre Elizabeth Llorente claims that she broke the Guinness World Record for the most burpees completed by a woman in 60 minutes. The impressive accomplishment shattered the previous world record of 1,321, the only problem is she didn't actually attempt a traditional burpee. Does it still count?
What is a traditional burpee? (video below)
1. Begin standing with your legs shoulder-width apart.
2. Place your hands on the floor and kick your legs back so you end up with your stomach and thighs on the floor. Your elbows should be bent.
3. From this position, press up like you’re doing a push-up and push your hips up.
4. Jump your feet under your hips and stand.
5.Finish the movement by jumping in the air and bringing your hands over your head.
Llorente's burpees seemed to spark an uproar on the internet considering she really only did half of the exercise. Despite that the attempt was done for charity, her claiming the record still sparked uproar. Do you think it counts as a traditional burpee? Did she really break the world record? If she would have stood up all the way it would have taken her more time and since it was a 60-minute time limit, cutting off half of the exercise was a huge time saver.
Vote below. Should she get credit for breaking a world record for burpees?