If you don't already, start doing burpees

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  1. ogruskie

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    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/rossboxing2.htm

    This exercise will seriously kick your ass when you first start. I've been doing it for a while (still in beginner routine), but it has made my entire body significantly stronger without adding too much muscle. Picture an ice cube melting in a microwave. That ice cube represents your body fat.

    I'm serious, several weeks of doing burpees will not only make your body stronger, but you'll melt sooo much fat. Just try it.
     
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  2. iradical18

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    Burpees are awesome and very, very tiring.
     
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  3. ogruskie

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    All the more reason to do them and get stronger...
     
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    Oh no... I remember this....
     
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  5. ogruskie

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    Whaaaaaat? No takers? This is sad.
     
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  6. AJTx0

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    NOT THIS?!

    ... Gah.
     
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  7. ogruskie

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    Do you guys seriously hate this exercise THAT much? I find it somewhat fun.
     
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  8. Phil

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    In the military, this exercise (with push-up included) is called "Eight-count bodybuilders". I did quite a lot of these and my memory of them is not pleasant (though that's not a comment against their effectiveness). I guess they would be excellent to do for any sport, but I wouldn't base an entire fitness regimen on this one exercise as you seem to be doing.
     
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  9. Rickson

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    Well, I've been drinking a lot of soda and doing those burpees for several weeks like you recommended, but I haven't seen any fat loss results.
     
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  10. ogruskie

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    I'm not basing my entire fitness regimen solely off burpees. I do them, and move on to other cardio workouts.

    I'm sorry to hear that. But are burpees the only cardio exercise you're doing? Are you lifting weights? And whats your diet plan?
     
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  11. djokster

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    We have to do 50 of them as a warm-up for our team work-out each day (until mid-march). We then do about 3 mins of jump rope and then various lifting exercises. And THEN we play.
     
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  12. Rickson

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    Burpees are considered cardio? I thought it was just a way to release gas.
     
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  13. vince916

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    Seems like a decent way to warmup prior to lifting.
     
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  14. stormholloway

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    I have trouble fitting this sort of thing into my weights routine.
     
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