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Tarrador Ahhgghh! The...grey?... banner of doom!

Perform 43 Burpees in 43 Days (read all 7 entries…)
"If You Want World Peace... Do Burpees"

For motivation and support I’ve done a lot of video searches on performing burpees. Funk Roberts is fun to watch and he believes burpees are the answer to almost any question. What if he’s right?...

One thing I’ve notices is that very few of the videos show people doing burpees the way that I do them. So I wonder if I’m doing them incorrectly, or a least making them harder than they have to be. I go from a standing postition into a deep squat, touch my hands to the floor, kick my legs back to a plank position, perform a pushup, hop back from a plank to a squat, push up from the squat into a jump, and that’s one rep. The videos I see show people more or less bending over (not squatting), jumping to a plank, maybe do a pushup, jump back to being bent over, then stand up and jump. I like my way better, but it is grueling and hard to keep proper form all the time. Sometimes I am off balance standing back up, sometimes I can’t jump back to a squat position all the way. The faster I try to do reps, the worse it gets.

I’m also interested in the wide array of burpee variations people come up with. Way too early for me to try any. But one video channel never fails to inspire. I’ll stick with the basics for right now, but keep looking to up my game.



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Tarrador Ahhgghh! The...grey?... banner of doom!

Yes...

it kinda gives me an all-over ache.

nicolasc will be out of the picture a lot. Please don't take lack of response or reciprocation personally!

Don't Panic, but

it’s only the answer to any question if you do 42 of them.

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PS:

Best way to preserve your knees and lower back when attempting one of these? They are supposed to be excellent for overall strengthening, but I always worry about those bits. Tips?

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nicolasc will be out of the picture a lot. Please don't take lack of response or reciprocation personally!

Not insulted at all!

I have not done burpees, but I used to deadlift a lot (which seems to involve similar positioning). I ask in part because in deadlifting, you also need to have your back in a very neutral position. I had some difficulty with this – I thought I was doing it all along, but it turns out I wasn’t consistently. I have a theory involving large breasts and a tummy, but that theory remains yet to be tested in a controlled environment, LOL!

I should try it out sometime with TripleB checking for my alignment. Thanks!

Tarrador Ahhgghh! The...grey?... banner of doom!

I also have...

a couple of theories involving large breasts that are awaiting testing in a controlled environment…

nicolasc will be out of the picture a lot. Please don't take lack of response or reciprocation personally!

Har har!! X-D

Just be sure to take into account the tummy part, too, and report back on your research for me!

LOL!

Tarrador Ahhgghh! The...grey?... banner of doom!

I've been doing...

doing some general stretching, not tied to this exercise, but just in general. I can tell that as I increase in reps, having flexibility in my legs and lower back is going to be important. I think keeping proper form is the best prevention of injury for the knees, but again, this will become harder with increased reps.

nicolasc will be out of the picture a lot. Please don't take lack of response or reciprocation personally!

If I don't stretch,

I get very tight all up the back of me…calves, hamstrings, glutes, upper and lower back. I can see how stretching and flexibility would be important. I was also noticing his knees in the photo are ahead of his toes, which I always thought was a no-no, but I guess this guy is just posing and not actually burpeeing. If that’s a word.

Thanks! Want to try these soon!


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