What's your favorite "Ultimate Burpee"?

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  1. fat_wilhelm

    fat_wilhelm Black Belt

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    Here's mine...

    1. Grab two hex dumbells (12 lbs. or so) so they won't roll when you put them on the floor.
    2. Drop down w/ dumbells fairly wide on the floor, kick legs back and lower into a nice, deep pushup position.
    3. Complete pushup and return legs to between dumbells in one motion.
    4. While still in squat position, raise dumbells up over head.
    5. Jump up as high as you can, keeping hands and dumbells high over your head.
    6. Lower hands and throw a punch w/ each hand (w/ dumbells) after you land.
    7. Repeat

    Post your favorite, as I'm getting kind of bored w/ my old stand-by's and would like to try something new and interesting.
     
  2. Brand Nizzle

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    Nice, my normal one during workouts doesn't compare to yours;

    stand straight up
    squat down completely
    sprawl
    push up
    kick back into a full squat
    plyo jump

    lather rinse repeat.
     
  3. Noskill

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    simple ones I'm gonna try when cutting weight

    1)burpees&pullups
    The name says it all, stand in a rack, when you jump at the end of the burpee, grab the bar and do as many pullups as you did burpees.

    2)burpees and high pulls
    W/ a barbell in front
    1 burpee, 1highpull
    2burpees, 2 high pulls

    I like that second one cause the combo hits everythin, I feel burpees are a bit more pressing and abs endurance than pulling and legs. With that second one, the problem is fixed. And the high pull also works the leg explosively, just like the burpee.
     
  4. largeli

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    i posted this routine in another post but ill do it again here.....

    5 burpees, 10 push ups
    5 burpees, 10 push ups
    10 burpees, 10 push ups
    10 burpees, 10 push ups
    15 burpees, 10 push ups
    20 burpees, 10 push ups
    15 burpees, 10 push ups
    10 burpees, 10 push ups
    10 burpees, 10 push ups
    5 burpees, 10 push ups
    5 burpees, 10 push ups

    my burpees are standard like yours.....stand, squat hands to ground, sprawl directly into a bottom push up position, push up and kick feet back into squat position w/one motion, finish w/jumping straight up and landing back into squat position.

    last time i timed myself in this it was about 13 minutes to complete. The dumbell integration sounds intense....i may try a wieght vest in the near future.
     
  5. sasquatch989

    sasquatch989 White Belt

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    Kettlebells work good too. If you want explosive strength, use dummbells/kettlebells that are roughly 20% of your body weight. I fight at 220-225 so I use 40-45 lbs and do 8-10. Any heavier might be bad for the ligaments. I drop down, sprawl, feet back underneath, and then deadlift --> clean the bells to my shoulders, press, (using a little of my legs when I'm tired) and repeat. I like these before grappling or if my opponent is a superior striker. You'll see that your recovery from the sprawl will get faster (For sprawl and brawl fighters like me). Also, the lift in your double leg shots will improve, making that awesome matt hughes slam all the more possible.
     
  6. TheDave@ANMA

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    I do the standard Burpee with a sprawl, push up, jump. Except I've decided now to add a clapping or just hopping pushup in there.

    TheDave
     
  7. Brand Nizzle

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    Nice man.....what is a highpull?
    That sounds intense. I am going to try that routine.
     
  8. Nate Pringle

    Nate Pringle Yellow Belt

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    I like the burpees done with a medicine ball - preferrably one of the "softer ones wehre you can masha side flat.

    I use this configuration.

    start standing with ball in hand.
    squat down,
    explodeup.
    land standing.
    throw the ball to your feet as hard as possible using a downward flex of the chest and tris.
    sprawl, placing hands on the ball.
    pushup, Bring the feet in (squat thrust style)
    pick up the ball and repeat.

    using the ball uses instability since straight pushups get easy when only doing one at a time.

    a variation is to alternate with one hand on the ball and one on the ground when doing the pushup, then switch hand positions on the next rep

    enjoy
     
  9. fat_wilhelm

    fat_wilhelm Black Belt

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    very interesting. i like that. must try.
     
  10. Urban

    Urban Savage Mystic

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    Burpee + Bear pwns all

    hold a barbell in your hand the whole time
    sprawl
    pushup
    bring your feet back in
    clean the barbell
    front squat
    push press
    back squat
    push press
    repeat.

    I haven't done these actually, but they seem like fun don't they.
     
  11. Bloody Pulp

    Bloody Pulp Gold Belt

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    0o00o...Think I might give that a try.
     
  12. Bloody Pulp

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    Tried the burpee/bear today after lifting. Good shit, Urban.
     
  13. Urban

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    I shall name it: the uberplex
     
  14. stryker505

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    Your 1) Ultimate Burpee reminds me of a circuit I saw in T.A.P.S. (Tactical Athlere Pullup System) by Jeff Martone.
     

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