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Old 08-19-2014, 10:38 AM   #1
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Burpees

Hey guys

I found a link giving a sensible plan for building towards the 100 burpees in 5 minutes I have subsequently lost it and can't find it.
Does anybody have one?

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Old 08-19-2014, 11:31 AM   #2
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Re: Burpees

100 in 5 minutes requires you to keep a 20 per minute pace, or 1 every 3 seconds. So start with 2-3 sets of 10 burpees in under 30 seconds each day then gradually add reps while extending your time cap....15 in 45s, 20 in 60s, 25 in 75s, etc. Once you get up to the ~50 rep range you can cut it down to a single set per day. Build gradually and within a few months you should be ready to do 100 in 5 mins.
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100 in 5 minutes requires you to keep a 20 per minute pace, or 1 every 3 seconds. So start with 2-3 sets of 10 burpees in under 30 seconds each day then gradually add reps while extending your time cap....15 in 45s, 20 in 60s, 25 in 75s, etc. Once you get up to the ~50 rep range you can cut it down to a single set per day. Build gradually and within a few months you should be ready to do 100 in 5 mins.
Thanks Eric.

So everyday is best? I had considered 3x a week eg Monday, Wednesday and Friday with FM pressups done on Tuesday and Friday?!

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2-3x per week is enough.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:16 PM   #5
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Re: Burpees

On a related note, I can't seem to find that link for the plan for 100 kicks in the nuts in five minutes.

I would prefer this over 100 burpees in the same amount of time.

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Old 08-19-2014, 08:34 PM   #6
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On a related note, I can't seem to find that link for the plan for 100 kicks in the nuts in five minutes.

I would prefer this over 100 burpees in the same amount of time.

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When you can do them in 5 minutes, it really isn't much of an issue.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:02 PM   #7
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When you can do them in 5 minutes, it really isn't much of an issue.
yea, I agree. After about 2-3 kicks it all starts to feel the same. So the other 97-98 kicks have no real noticeable difference.
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yea, I agree. After about 2-3 kicks it all starts to feel the same. So the other 97-98 kicks have no real noticeable difference.
Do the kicks count only if you are standing or are they counted if lying on the ground? Also do both nuts have to be hit for a rep or is only one being kicked considered a no rep? After all I don't want the person doing the kicking to get tired and experience a cramp due to bad form on their part and only getting one nut.
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Old 08-23-2014, 01:34 PM   #9
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Re: Burpees

Does anyone have a sub for kicks to the nuts? My nuts can't handle straight kicks yet, but I'm working towards it by trying advanced parkour moves over rails with no prior experience.
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:12 AM   #10
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Re: Burpees

On the risk of injury for the kicking person, you could wear safety footwear. if you cannot handle nut kicks, what about self-joking or sticking fingers in your eyes?
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