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Old 08-03-2006, 08:36 PM   #1
Mike Kirkpatrick
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How high do you typically jump on every burpee? I typically only jump about 6 inches off the ground, but I have seen some people try to jump as high as they can after every rep. Which is the right way?

Sorry, probably a dumb question, but I need to know. Thanks}
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:51 PM   #2
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We do a max jump on every rep, for as long as each person is able, then scale back to suit. I'd rather go hard as long as I can, then ease off instead of pacing from the start. We also count each rep, yelling the number out on each jump. This seems to help with the intensity.

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Old 08-04-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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High as you can (which end up being a few inches when you get above 10 or 20).

Most of the time this is okay with me (it does not reduce the overall work that much). But if I am trying to focus on explosive jumping power or trying to level the work playing field, I will make the jumps up to touching a target overhead (a pull up bar, the ceiling, or something).
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:30 PM   #4
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The exposed joists (why do people finish the insides of their garage?) in my garage are at the perfect height such that they are an easy jump when fresh, and hard but doable on rep 30. So I guess I go for the average.
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