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  • How should you warm up before doing Burpees?

    I'm doing SimpleFit M,W, and F. Just on my off days I will be doing Burpees. I'm not sure if I need to stretch or do jumping jacks, running in place or anything else to get my body warmed up. Also what kind of stretches do I need to do? Thanks.
    Last edited by linuxguy0481; 08-14-2012, 07:39 PM.

  • #2
    Stretches are for after you are warmed up, to improve longer-term flexibility. Not of great benefit for the activity you are about to do, and not for when you are cold.

    You could run on the spot, do some slower pushups, do some body weight squats to get ready.

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    • #3
      Okay thanks for the quick reply. How long should my warm ups be?

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      • #4
        Until you are warm It's going to depend on your body temp (time of day), ambient temp, how active you've been. Just go until you feel ready and prepped for hard work.

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        • #5
          We do burpees as part of our circuit training. To warm up we walk briskly for about a minute, then gentle jog for a few minutes while punching the air in different directions. We're certainly warmed up after doing it.

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          • #6
            You could do something like 50 jumping jacks to get the blood flowing and the muscles warm. And then, it's all about the burpees. (Effin' burpees.)
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            • #7
              I usually jog to get moving first- nothing crazy. Just to get moving. Godddd burpees

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              • #8
                I'd do a few burpees to warm up for burpees. In fact burpees are my warm up for other things.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mike_h View Post
                  Stretches are for after you are warmed up, to improve longer-term flexibility. Not of great benefit for the activity you are about to do, and not for when you are cold.

                  You could run on the spot, do some slower pushups, do some body weight squats to get ready.
                  This^.

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