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Bandolero
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« on: February 10, 2008, 04:44:04 PM »

http://www.teamruthless.com/Burpee_NEW.wmv

I noticed during some recent knife dueling training that I had a lot more gas in my tank than I expected.  I attribute it to doing burpees.
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 04:48:25 PM »

Another good one is the dumbbells thruster:

http://www.teamruthless.com/Dumbbell_Thrusters_NEW.wmv
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 09:30:22 PM »

Amen ... I mean ... Woof to thrusters!  My strength coach "Kettlebell Ken" Black showed me KB variant for thrusters (also works with dumbbells) and I passed it on to a couple of friends who felt like they had hit a plateau in their cardio.  Thrusters kicked their ass.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 01:44:46 PM »

Burpees are great. Combined with jumprope you have a nice intense exercise set that takes you to a higher level of conditioning.

I do 50 to 60 in 2 minutes. Can anyone tell me if that is a good pace?

Scott
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008, 06:50:25 PM »

when i was in the Corps i always dreaded the "face half left" by my DI.we would do bends and mothers in the sand pit.i still hate those things.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2008, 10:52:27 PM »

Burpees suck

Here's some fun workout w/Burpees and Thrusters:

5 rounds for time:

20 step barbell overhead walking lunges

21 Burpees

or:

21, 15, 9 reps:

Thruster, 45 to 95lb barbell
Pullups

or:

75-100 burpees for time


 evil
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008, 01:25:42 AM »

Burpees suck

Here's some fun workout w/Burpees and Thrusters:

5 rounds for time:

20 step barbell overhead walking lunges

21 Burpees

or:

21, 15, 9 reps:

Thruster, 45 to 95lb barbell
Pullups

or:

75-100 burpees for time


 evil


Thats it? Thats easy..You need to come work out with me  cool
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008, 04:46:21 PM »

I do 50 to 60 in 2 minutes. Can anyone tell me if that is a good pace?
Scott
Yikes! A burpee every two seconds?  Yeah, that's a good pace...

For comparison, this 44-year old does 100 burpees in around 7 minutes.

It's been said that burpees are what Satan does for exercise.  I concur; but there's nothing better for the cardio.
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scomith
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 01:43:42 PM »

In one of the Warrior Talk newsletters, if I remember correctly, Gabe Suarez gave the 30 minute burpee challenge.
I'm not sure if he meant regular burpees or adding the jump and pushup too. Either way, sounds pretty exhausting!

I do 50 to 60 in 2 minutes. Can anyone tell me if that is a good pace?
Scott
Yikes! A burpee every two seconds?  Yeah, that's a good pace...


Good to know, thank you.  grin

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2008, 04:57:11 PM »

I guess I'm confused  huh

I thought that a Burpee, by definition, included a full pushup and a jump... but a quick Google Image search turns up the CrossFit definition:



So, I stand corrected.  But for the purposes of the WarriorTalk forums (if CWS says it, it must be true!), a True Burpee should include a pushup and jump.  evil evil evil

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2008, 11:43:05 PM »

 what's in that sequence is what's known to me as sqaut thrust. a burpee, to my knowledge, DOES include a push-up and a jump to be counted as one rep.

  Francisco
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2008, 09:51:14 AM »

Now I'm confused shocked

When I first looked up burpees online, people talked about what you are calling the squat thrust. Many descriptions said that for added intensity, add the push up and jump. Oh who knows.

So, I guess I've been doing squat thrusts.
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2008, 11:32:30 AM »

Now I'm confused shocked

When I first looked up burpees online, people talked about what you are calling the squat thrust. Many descriptions said that for added intensity, add the push up and jump. Oh who knows.

So, I guess I've been doing squat thrusts.

I love squat thrust. Right after I do them I had in a set of Get ups and that will get your heart beating, Blood flowing and sweat dripping faster then any Burpee.
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2008, 11:35:08 AM »

what's in that sequence is what's known to me as sqaut thrust. a burpee, to my knowledge, DOES include a push-up and a jump to be counted as one rep.
  Francisco

Same for me... so for the purposes of DBMA: "THOU SHALT INCLUDE A PUSHUP AND A JUMP IN YOUR BURPEES"   evil

Mwuhahahaha (evil laugh).
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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2008, 12:15:56 PM »

http://www.teamruthless.com/Burpee_NEW.wmv

I noticed during some recent knife dueling training that I had a lot more gas in my tank than I expected.  I attribute it to doing burpees.

You're trying to get me mauled with all these threads on fitness. rolleyes:

No burpees for me, just Slurpees, the strawberry.
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2008, 12:18:33 PM »



Thats it? Thats easy..You need to come work out with me  cool

easy ace.

We'll see you soon at a gathering?
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2008, 02:59:27 PM »

Actually yes you will. I am going to be training with "Guide Dog" he is gonna get me ready for it and also beat me down for laughs lol! And I am gonna go to the Dog Brothers Camp in June.  afro
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2008, 09:33:04 PM »

Alright Maxx!!! Is that the August gathering your going to attend?
See you there!                     
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2008, 12:15:51 AM »

Yes Sir. I think its August. Guide Dog is going to be my teacher  grin I am looking forward to it. Guide Dog seems/is like a Awesome person ..Again, I am looking forward to it!
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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2008, 02:25:39 PM »

At 42 and 5 months old, I cannot recommend these strongly enough:

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Renegade Man-Maker race to 30"

Yes it hurts and yes it works even at 42! Woof Woof
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« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2011, 09:54:35 AM »

what's in that sequence is what's known to me as sqaut thrust. a burpee, to my knowledge, DOES include a push-up and a jump to be counted as one rep.

  Francisco

Yup.

Ironically the burpee was mentioned in last Sunday's NY Times as possibly "the best single exercise."
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« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2011, 08:19:06 PM »

Coincidentally enough, we were discussing a closely related question on the DBMA Ass'n forum this week:  "What is the best single exercise?"

My nominee was Sex:

*Testosterone production
*Hips and glutes-- range of motion, coordination, and strength
*other muscles depend on which position(s) used
*aerobic
*anaerobic
*reduces blood pressure
*promotes restful sleep
*highly motivating
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