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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by Green_Manelishi, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Enginepilot

    Enginepilot

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    Burpees are great.
    Last year at the civilian military combine I did 29 in 90 seconds.
    I actually just now got back from bootcamp class and yes there were many burpees
    Go to the site for CMC and there are videos posted
     
  2. pugman

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    Is the idea you won't want to buy equipment, can't afford it, don't want a gym membership, etc. I just don't get the no equipment route.

    Look on Craig's list and you can find an enormous amount of equipment for basically free or next to nothing. A coworker just picked up a $2000 treadmill for $100. The guy said as long as he moves it himself its his.

    As for burpees...I might have to add these to my mix.
     

  3. Chesafreak

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    That's how I equipped my workout room. On Craigslist I got some kettlebells, weight bench, and a heavy duty tower that I use for pullups/chinups, dips, leg raises, and pushups.
     
  4. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi Knicker Knotter

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    The idea is I am under medical orders (due to two aneurisms) to not lift any weight over 40 lbs. Squatting a bar, benching a bar is a joke. So, I am seeking a method of flogging my heart and body that does not require lifting weight.
     
  5. California Jack

    California Jack Millennium Member

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    Hey GM, if 40 pounds is the limit you could get a pretty good workout with a 40 pound kb.
     
  6. Zer0

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    You can't lift over 40 but you can do pushups and pullups? Out of curiosity, would one arm pullups/pushups or planche pushups be ok, or is that straining too much?
     
  7. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    I did a burpee mile a couple years ago. It was horrible and I will never do it again.
     
  8. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi Knicker Knotter

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    Believe me, I pointed out to the Doctors that my body weighs a bit more than 40 pounds. Still, their rules are their rules and I shall play by them until such time, if any, I am no longer under their care.
     
  9. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi Knicker Knotter

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    I'll bet.

    At this time I am finding pull ups, chins, burpees, pushups, and such are kicking my ass well enough.
     
  10. Zer0

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    I'll bet, back when i could hold a planche i still couldn't do more than a few burpees. Never worked at em though.

    When it warms up out kayaking is a heck of a workout too
     
  11. Chesafreak

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    I installed a Tabata timer app on my phone and did burpees and kettlebell clean and press with two 30 pounders for my workout this morning. The burpees included a plyo pushup in every rep. That was a hell of a workout and I admit I had to turn off the timer and take longer rest breaks after a few minutes of it.