Remember Hating These In Gym Class? Why Is The Internet So Upset?

Burpees are the absolute WORST!! It doesn't matter your level of physical fitness, they are just awful. The World Record for most burpees in 60 minutes was just broken by a Melbourne Australian personal trainer, 1490 burpees in 60 minutes. Beating out the previous record of 1321.

Except the internet is freaking out a bit over her form. Challenging whether they were really burpees at all. According to the folks at Guinness World Records, the start position is with hands and feet on the ground in a plank; all Elizabeth Llorente had to do when she got to the jump position was remove her hands and feet from the ground. With this in mind the personal trainer simply gives a little frog-like hop rather than standing up and doing a full jump with arms to the sky; she also skips the pushup element.

"I definitely know what a burpee is," Llorente tells the Washington Post, which notes she trained for three months before undertaking the challenge and did burpee sessions as long as two hours. She says she was just sticking to the rules and keeping "as close to the floor as possible in order to minimize energy output for the maximum number of reps in total." 

I call for a re-do... these aren't burpees, what do you think?

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