[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjLHdP8EIVw&feature=youtu.be]A few weeks back we posted the most basic progression for scaling a Burpee: an Up Down with a walk out, and a walk in. Step 2 is a walk out with a jump in. Well done Chuck. … [Read more...] about Burpee Progression; Step 2
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsY7d2onKKo&feature=youtu.be]How do you scale Burpees for a 75 year old newbie? Kinda like this. We've said before; we'll say it again: CrossFit is for EVERYONE! Great work, Chuck! … [Read more...] about Yes, EVERYONE.
Our favorite fixer of joints, Kristin McLain Milonas, DC, came by for a WOD. Have you ever seen anyone enjoy Burpees so much? … [Read more...] about Yay, Burpee!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xq-RFJUmWI&list=UUy2MK7vFw09I1rwRlsJN32g&index=3&feature=plcp]A lot of traditional gym-goers underestimate the value of body-weight movements in their routine. Remember that work is defined as force x distance. Your center of gravity is somewhere around your navel. So every inch you move your body below or above that center of gravity is "work". Now start moving your body over feet instead of inches; for reps; for time. (Power = Work over … [Read more...] about Body-weight Power!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkR_CHp6ldM] "I'm not in good enough shape to do CrossFit." Ridiculous! We scale load, reps, range of motion, intensity, etc. to make the power of CrossFit workouts accessible to everyone. Nothing will get you in shape faster than intense mixtures of resistance training and "cardio". Nothing. … [Read more...] about Balderdash!
Colleen doing 5 rounds of 5 Deadlifts (with 115#) and 10 Burpees. 115#'s is just over her bodyweight. Way to rock it, Colleen! Check out Chris Spealler doing this workout at the 2008 CrossFit Games. Chris weighs 145#, the deadlifts were 275#, and his time was 2:44. Unbelievable! … [Read more...] about Dynamite comes in small packages!
Shredders, Up-Downs, Squat-Thrusts, Mother-F---ers...; there are lots of names for them, but in CrossFit we call them Burpees. And no matter what you call them they are simultaneously among the most reviled yet most effective exercises for building metabolic conditioning. They might not look like much but remember you are moving your body's center of mass three feet with each rep. That's no joke. Put them in your routine TODAY! Here's how to do them properly. … [Read more...] about What do you call them?
It doesn't matter where you start; only where you are going. When Jeff started in early June he hadn't exercised regularly in years. The first time he did Burpees he felt like it would kill him. He thought he just couldn't do Burpees. Less than a month later we did another burpee workout and, comparitively, he killed IT. "It has long been our contention, our observation..., that people’s needs differ by degree, not kind. Olympic athletes and our grandparents both need to fulfill their … [Read more...] about Where are YOU going?