100 burpee workout

I have started incorporating the 100 burpee workout into my routine. A burpee is the good old “squat thrust” with a push-up and a jump incorporated. This exercise is performed to increase strength and explosiveness. Performed in repetitions, it also improves cardio-vascular fitness. It’s functional benefit is that it approximates the motions found in combat sports such as MMA and wrestling; like sprawling and regaining your feet. Likewise, it mimics the motions involved in movement under fire; dropping to the prone position and then getting to your feet to rush for cover.

In the “100 burpee workout”, the idea is to do 100 of them for time, striving to do the workout faster each time you do it. At least thats one way….another version I have seen is where the athlete does one burpee on day one, two on day two and so on for 100 days.

Fitness experts such as Ross Enamait, of RossTraining.com, proclaim

A few minutes of Burpee conditioning will quickly convince you that your own natural bodyweight provides plenty of resistance for an ass-kicking workout that blasts your stamina and fat loss through the roof.”

I will save myself some embarrassment and not post my current time.

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