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March 6, 2012 11:15 AM
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a burpee IS a squat / thrust - except it has the added Jump component added to the end. (a traditional squat thrust has no added jump)


And don't forget the push-up. I know it is optional, but it does take it up a level.
  3004823
March 6, 2012 11:16 AM
My hubby is in the military, and they had a thing where each day you did one more burpee... So you did 1 on day 1, 2 on day 2, 3 on day 3, etc. I think he quit after day 35 or so. They're though, but they're good exercise!
March 6, 2012 11:17 AM
i did 80 today in my workout. i want to die.
March 6, 2012 11:17 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

a burpee IS a squat / thrust - except it has the added Jump component added to the end. (a traditional squat thrust has no added jump)


And don't forget the push-up. I know it is optional, but it does take it up a level.


I didn't know the push up bit was optional, we always do them with it in my circuits classes. Jump squats are just jump squats.
March 6, 2012 11:19 AM
My trainer has me do these with the push-up. Very hard to do.
  8386284
March 6, 2012 11:20 AM
Stand up straight, bend your knees and put your hands by your feet ("bug" position), jump back in to a plank, do a push up, jump your feet back up to your hands(bug), jump from "bug" straight up and reach to the ceiling, back down to "bug". repeat. So this is what I say in my head to get through one 8 count: bug, plank, push, up, bug, jump, bug, breathe.
March 6, 2012 11:23 AM
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We used to have to do them in junior high and high school - they were called squat thrusts then ... hated them then and hate them now. LOL!


no, they are worse than squat thrusts - they don't have the jump at the end.
  16043291
March 6, 2012 11:23 AM
It's what the inmates do. I see it all day long. They are in good shape I hate to say. When my trainer wants me to do them I laugh and tell him I'm NOT an inmate. He still makes me do them.
March 6, 2012 11:24 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

a burpee IS a squat / thrust - except it has the added Jump component added to the end. (a traditional squat thrust has no added jump)


And don't forget the push-up. I know it is optional, but it does take it up a level.


Yes the push-up is optional but hey this is probably the best plyo move ever!!! Get to burpeeing ;-)
  3466796
March 6, 2012 11:31 AM
If you wanna know how to do burpees watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYfNA_lmkHM

They are brutal! but in the best way possible.
  13407166
March 6, 2012 11:40 AM
In the class I teach, I have them do about 200 during the warm up Bwahahahaha!
March 6, 2012 11:42 AM
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THEY ARE THE WORST!!!!!!!! lol


this
  17909147
March 6, 2012 11:44 AM
I love doing burpees!
March 6, 2012 11:58 AM
i hated burpeesmad ,,,but i watching the worlds fitness women and they were knocking them out like nothingohwell ,,, so last week i added them to my dont get to bed yawn until i do ten,,,and they are not as bad as i thought,smooched ,,
March 6, 2012 12:02 PM
I just started doing Burpees and was wondering about how many calories are burned when doing them? Thanks in advance
  11047991
March 6, 2012 12:10 PM
It depends on speed, and variation.
  17909147
March 6, 2012 12:11 PM
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I just recently heard about a workout called Burpees. I never heard of this before and I was wondering if anyone else knows about it? If so, what is it and is it a good workout?


They're great! Jillian Micheals's favorite move. Haha
  12824789
March 6, 2012 12:12 PM
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i hated burpeesmad ,,,but i watching the worlds fitness women and they were knocking them out like nothingohwell ,,, so last week i added them to my dont get to bed yawn until i do ten,,,and they are not as bad as i thought,smooched ,,


I hated them at first, too - but I love them now. Well, maybe not love. "Appreciate." :)
  12824789
March 6, 2012 12:33 PM
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It depends on speed, and variation.


And weight, age, sex. They are very demanding and burn a lot of calories since you lift your whole body weight each time. Excellent exercise.
  3004823
March 6, 2012 12:35 PM
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they should be called "ass-kickers!"


Yes, yes they should!!! laugh
March 6, 2012 12:42 PM
We do them quite frequently in my cardio circuit class! Very hard!
  7643467
March 6, 2012 12:47 PM
Love them!
March 6, 2012 12:48 PM
Does anyone have a video of someone doing them so I can add them into my fitness routine?
March 6, 2012 12:50 PM
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Hmm... I see Burpees and think of vegetable and flower seeds. o.O


Me too!
  854788
March 6, 2012 12:53 PM
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Does anyone have a video of someone doing them so I can add them into my fitness routine?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MGljX4bbps

The jump isn't required, it's a variation on it. You can just stand, jump forward/backward, jump to a bar and do a pullup, all kinds of things (or do the crazy rings thing the guy in the video does if you want to show off).

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