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.
     
  2. iradical18

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

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    All the more reason to do them and get stronger...
     
  4. quicken

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    Oh no... I remember this....
     
  5. ogruskie

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

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    NOT THIS?!

    ... Gah.
     
  7. ogruskie

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

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

    vince916 Semi-Pro

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

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

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