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Buck Furpees!

April 18, 2016

There is a list of exercises that get hated on for various reasons:

  • Deadlifts
  • Back squats
  • Bench presses
  • Overhead presses
  • Burpees

Oddly enough – those are all great exercises!  It’s just that sometimes, the movement is not appropriate for the individual.  For instance: if you can’t touch your toes, you might not be deadlifting at KDR.

Out of all of those, burpees are the easiest to perform and, I think, the one exercise that gets the most attention, both positive and negative.

It is a great exercise, don’t get me wrong!  You hit every muscle group, have multiple level changes and work on end range of motion at both your hands and toes among a whole slew of other benefits.

They just suck to do!  But, with no equipment and short on time you are hard pressed to find a better exercise!

Here’s a quick burpee build up video where we start with the easiest movement – squats then progressing all the way to a no legged burpee.

The video is about 7 minutes, and we talk briefly about the benefit of exercise during chemotherapy treatment.  Thank you Dr. Court Vreeland from the Vreeland Clinic for being my model in this video!

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Ben Dearman

Hi, my name is Ben. I am a cancer survivor, blogger, educator and coach. It’s my passion to educate people on health and fitness. The current state of the field is unacceptable to me – overly complicated with too much conflicting information. It’s my goal to help people be as healthy as possible while spending the least amount of time working on it. Work smarter, not harder!

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