I knew it was only a matter of time before I found another exercise that I could equate with the burpee. It’s a move I saw Ray film for a future month’s session of Bodyburn. I can’t even remember what it’s called because as he’s describing how he wants me to set up, I exclaimed: “Are we doing that one exercise I saw you do?!”
He just smirked back at me and shook his head affirming that I was about to do a round of these awful exercises. When done in superhuman form, they look like this:
Let’s just say my leg NEVER made it as high as Ray’s, and I slowed down as I pushed through to complete all 40 reps per leg. But just like everything else we do, I completed all 80 of these side lunge leg raises (what I’m calling this evil move) and was a bit shocked that I was able to do it.
The best part was the fitness realization I had in between sets.
I would sit back on my knees to rest up my legs, and I realized I wasn’t in any sort of pain. In the past, I used to feel a lot of strain if I sat on my knees like that. It was not a position I could sit in long, let alone get up and move around easily after spending some time in that position. Apparently, that issue is now gone (like a few others in my life) and that helps fuel my motivation to keep going at this.