Burpee Conditioning

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  1. farmboy

    farmboy Banned Banned

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    I tried this out this morning in place of the Guerilla Cardio that I had started using and it kicked my ass!

    Burpee Conditioning by Ross Enamait

    I had started the Guerilla Cardio for about a week and I have to say that I felt exhausted after the burpees. Much more so than the Guerilla.

    What I had thought about doing was complementing the Guerilla with this routine. Any thoughts?
     
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    Yeah, it's all good. Do the burpee pushups, they kill...you'll get your HR much higher with those. Try jump ropeing between sets, and add in some crunches, maybe some lunges, wood choppers...
     
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    I have been using the Tabata intervals for burpees, I start out doing 8 to 9 burpees per 20 secs and normally finish doing 6 to 7 per 20 secs. That absolutely hammers me.

    That and I will occasionally do a 10 minute burpees challange as many as possible in that time with the goal at first of no less than 100 burpees in the 10 minutes.

    Ross Enamait's stuff is good I have his medicine Ball Training book. But I have not seen the burpee conditioning one.
     
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    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    100 burpees??!!!

    Damn....stud.

    Man if I didn't smoke dOpe...
     
  5. True2KungFu

    True2KungFu King Of No Pants

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    I used to do Ross's burpee workout alot and i loved it. Hard as fuck, worked alot on gpp and flurrying skills. I now throw like 5-6punches a combo cuz of how long i did that workout.

    And yes also, if i didnt smoke dope..
     
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    Burpees kick ass. We only started doing them over the past 6 months or so in my gym, but they're definitely a great exercise.
     
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    100 burpies! in under 10 minutes!!??

    damn ! I'm lucky to get 40 in that time.
     
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    My favorite burpee drill (and I've listed it here before) is doing a pyramid of 10 burpees with 50 jump rope turns for rests. So 1 burpee, 50 rope turns, 2 burpees, 50 rope turns, 3 burpees, etc. Up to 10 then back down. no rest. to be honest I can't remember if I did a ladder or a pyramid. well in any event I remember it kicked the shit out of me.
     
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    That sounds like it would destroy me. SWEET! I'll have to swap it out here and there. Thanks, Urban.
     
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    I use a Deck of Cards, works great
     
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    farmboy Banned Banned

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    I'm sorry. What is a deck of cards?
     
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    52 playing cards made by bicycle or any playing card company. used for poker, blackjack, hearts, spades, etc. Also great for conditioning. Asign a number value to each card (three = three, 7 = 7, ace = 14, etc.) and a exercise to each suit (hearts = squats, spades = burpees, etc.) now draw cards and do the numerical value of the card of the suit's exercise. eg. ace of spades = 14 burpees, 7 of hearts = 7 squats. Run through the deck as quickly as possible.
     
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    farmboy Banned Banned

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    Huh, I think, now that I know what it means, it sounds a little familiar. Thanks, you guys. I'll have to give it a try to break up the tedium.
     
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    wtf? people think 100 burpees in under 10 minutes is hard?? i can do 64 in 4 minutes tabata style, 8/per interval and i wouldn't say im that fit.
     
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    i duno never really tried. but i know i can't do more then 20 in a row, bad gas.
     
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    burpees are great but i dont think they replace running
     
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    quality....ttt
     
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    I suck at burpees but DAMN there good..
     
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    Burpees are so fun to do. I do 100 burpees every morning. 25, 20, 15, 10, 10, 10, 5, 5. I'm trying to get all my friends to do burpees!!!!! Everyone should do burpees.
     
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    my high school wrestling team does burpees in practice... except we learnt as you go down you do a push up instead of just going to that position

    we do 8 sets of burpees mixed with sprints

    do a set of burpees, do a set of sprints, do a set of burpees, do a set of sprints

    or we just do em while we run


    (1 set=10 burpees)

    so we basically do 80 burpees
     

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