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