Weighted Burpees? | Page 2

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by AFCrookie, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Aaron R White Belt

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    Haha i didnt look too bad when i was doing them, i was screamin around 50.

    But if you want to keep those arms and shoulders fresh a few rounds in, burpees are one of the best.
     
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    i got my weight vest from everlast.com, sign up to their email offers and they will periodically send you a 50% off promotional discount. I got their brand and it has held up nicely.
     
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  3. AFCrookie BEAR JEW

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    Also, I'm not keeping my hands at my sides, I'm jumping and simultaneously thrusting the dumbells over my head.
     
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    Not True, the weight adds a couple inches to the range of motion of the push-up.. Kinda like pushup handles.. (providing you actually do the full push-up while doing your burpee) plus if you are doing the burpee correctly, you are raising the extra weight above your head every rep..
     
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  5. DrBdan Something clever

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    When it comes to lifting I'm always in favour of keeping it simple and being consistent but for conditioning I find that more variety is better. Maybe that's because I like lifting more than conditioning so a little variety keeps it interesting. Anyway, it's not like burpees are specific training so if you want to add dumbbells then go for it.
     
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    I don't like the idea of doing jumps with weights when fatigued. Seems like their could be an increased risk of injury (however small it is) with no added benefit. If you really want to make burpees more interesting, I'd do what Oblivian said and add tuck jumps, or perhaps star jumps or something.
     
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  7. MusclesMarinara Friends with Bigfoot

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    I like to do my Burpees with a 20 Lb slammer ball. after the jump blast the ball down, then do your push up off the ball.
     
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  8. DrBdan Something clever

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    Is a slammer ball a medicine ball that doesn't bounce?
     
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  9. MusclesMarinara Friends with Bigfoot

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    indeed it is. Plus they're durable.
    They're about the size of an under-inflated basketball. I've seen them up to 50 lbs.

    It's a good piece of conditioning equipment. Not a must have, but I really like it for the slam ball burpee...or slurpee as I refer to them.
     
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  10. MASShole Get it?

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    I found a 40lb x-vest on craigslist for $40.
     
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    If you're just looking for something to add a little spice to your burpee routine, what about doing them under a pullup bar? When you make the jump on the eight count, turn it into a pullup. This is an all-time favorite of our squadron's fitness leaders. I find it to be pretty fun as well.
     
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