Yay Burpees!

Tuesday’s conditioning is pretty straightforward.  Perform 100 burpees as fast as humanly possible.  However, just as when squats are part of a workout for time, excellent form should be maintained throughout.  I’m not looking for a perfect six-point burpee with a full push-up at the bottom.  What I want is for you to get your chest to the deck, get back to your feet, and get a real jump.  Much like the push-up, the burpee is an oft bastardized movement (figures that the push-up is part of the burpee).  The problem isn’t generally with finding the floor, but instead with making a legit jump, and fully opening the hips at the top.  Check out this video addendum to the movement standards from the 2008 CrossFit Games for some good burpees.  Remember, when you cheat range of motion, and don’t fully complete the movement, you’re only cheating yourself.CFF_022210-9080

Congratulations to Haley Byrnes and Jim Cushing for completing the 114th running of the Boston Marathon in 4:42:45 and 3:52:07 respectively.

April 20th, 2010

Skill: 2 rounds:
10 Overhead squats
10 Ring dips
10 Sit-ups
10 Pull-ups

Strength: Deadlift 5×3 @ 50%-60% 1RM

WOD: 100 Burpees for time

The Saint Clair’s are hosting a breakfast this Sunday, April 25th.  Please go here to RSVP.

There will be no parking during the evening classes Tuesday at CrossFit Fenway, as the Texas Rangers are in town to take on the Red Sox.  The Sox are looking to Tim Wakefield to stop the current losing streak.  Wake is still looking for his first win on the season, which will also be career win 176.

2 thoughts on “Yay Burpees!”

  1. Did today’s entire workout at my work gym today (subbed bench dips for ring dips and mixed pull downs with dead-hang pull ups since I can’t do 10 . . . yet!).

    11:27 on the WOD . . .

    . . . definitely would have been a minute or two faster if it were not for 2 factors:

    1) I really didn’t want to puke in front of the cute girl from Inside Sales that was running on the treadmill. LOL (seriously, today’s WOD was the closest I’ve come to meeting Mr. Pukie since my first 2 weeks of CF)
    2) I didn’t have Stacey, Eric, or JT yelling at me . . .errr . . encouraging me to stop resting and hit the deck!

    Looking forward to being back at CFF in the AM. : )

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