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Old 03-31-2008, 08:49 AM   #1
Gabriel Ortiz
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Burpees

Thank you for any and all help.

I am helping another party and he, probably, cannot do burpees.

What is the substitute? If any! I was thinking Push ups from the knees, then squat,=1? Which may take time if we do the 150 burpees wod.

thanks for help and ideas.

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Old 03-31-2008, 09:11 AM   #2
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Re: Burpees

What about just squat thrusts? Like a burpee without the pushup element?
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:20 PM   #3
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Re: Burpees

I've had great success using an elevated surface for the hands when people aren't up to full burpees on the floor yet. Stack up a couple of bumper plates, and have them place their hands on the stack for the pushup. Make sure they keep their body tight (no saggy lower back/hips). As they get better, you can gradually work them down to the floor.
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Re: Burpees

In my opinion, a burpee is defined by squatting down, kicking your feet back, chest and legs hitting the deck, getting back up, and jumping. If you have to push yourself up head first, then chest, then hips, then finally legs, so be it, you're still going to have to get your butt off the ground somehow, and doing it that way will take longer.
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:49 PM   #5
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Re: Burpees

Thank you very much for your help.

The advice was great.

I used the elevated surface, and it worked well. He was dying, but able to complete!

Thanks again.

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