If you've ever considered challenging yourself at a Reebok Spartan Race, the killer obstacle-course race series, you're in great company! The inspiring trainers of ABC's Extreme Weight Loss, Chris and Heidi Powell, recently participated in a Spartan Race together at Citi Field in NYC and had a blast. When it comes to training for a race full of obstacles, there's one workout the duo recommends to clients of all levels: a burpee run.
Heidi says that stopping to challenge yourself with a set of burpees during a run is great, because it "impacts your heart rate and lungs even more" than just running does. And when you're prepping for an event that challenges your strength and endurance like a Spartan race, there's no better way to train!