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Burpees Challenge Day 2

April 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Jackson Hole

How are your Burpees going?! Does anyone need help? A couple key reminders…keep a tight stomach/core during the Burpee/s to protect your lower back. If you are challenged with push-ups from your feet, do them from your knees. The idea is to do what you can and build on it, to acknowledge where you are and start from there. This is reality. “I should work out,” doesn’t help anyone, especially you. Wouldn’t you rather tell yourself/family/partners/co-workers/friends the following? “I worked out today by doing this great all around exercise called Burpees. I was apprehensive but started with a few, took it slowly, listened to my body by not overdoing anything, had fun, and I didn’t even Burp. I am going to do it again on Wednesday and again on Friday. It only takes 10 minutes and requires only one thing, me. I am proud of myself!”

I had a great workout this morning with Bojan Mitkovski at the house. We did 10 minutes of Burpees (30 on 30 rest…10/10/10/10/10/9/9/9/9/8), a pyramid of pull-ups to 5 (1/2/3/4/5/5/4/3/2/1) followed by one arm hangs, several core specific exercises, a hamstring specific exercise, 1 minute wall sit, 30 jumping lunges, finishing with 50 lunges. A great 35 minute workout utilizing the Burpees as the warm-up.

I was pretty sore today in my triceps and shoulders from Friday’s Burpees. I tend to use my shoulders and arms a lot when doing push-ups due to not having a right pectoral muscle.

The soreness will diminish by the end of the week.

Let me know how your Burpees are going!?

Good work everyone.

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  • 1 Jack // Oct 1, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Do burpees , squats, crunches, pressups. Go from 10 to 1

    E.g 10 burpees , squats, crunches, pressups
    then
    9 burpees , squats, crunches, pressups
    then
    8 burpees , squats, crunches, pressups
    Your get the idea, Do it with no rest in between the sets

    Jack

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