The Hardest New Orleans Boot Camp Exercise

February 10, 2010

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The Hardest New Orleans Boot Camp Exercise

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It’s called the Burpee..Actually it’s a pretty simple yet advanced exercise that reeks fat loss
all over it!

It’s basically a Hybrid exercise containing a …
-Squat
-Push up
-Leap

1. Start off with your hands touching the ground in a squatted position.

2. Shoot your legs straight back and land on the balls of of your feet right into the top position of a push up.

3. Do a optional push up then shoot your legs back together towards your hands, landing back in the bottom Squat position.

4. From the bottom Squat position leap up and reach up for the sky then land back down into the starting position which is the
bottom position of the squat.

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Reasons to do Burpees

Burpees can be considered the Holy grail of full body weight exercises. They are widely used in the Military, Football teams, and
popular exercise programs such asĀ  exercise Boot Camps because of it’s high ability of challengingĀ  your Cardio and Strength levels.

1. Fat Loss: Because Burpees require so much energy when doing them because you are required to use your whole body, they are fantastic at
increasing your metabolism which will increase the amount of calories your burn throughout the day. If you are pressed for time in the morning
and are looking to get rid of that muffin top or spare tire..doing a few sets of burpees could be what you need.

2. Strength: When Performing a Burpee correctly, you are using almost every muscle in your body. When done correctly
you will be combining some of the most challenging exercises that involve major muscle groups and area such as legs, abs, arms, chest and core.

3. Conditioning: Even though conditioning has no visual advantages to it. …having the ability to do a several sets of burpee’s
will definitely mean you will be able to run, jog, walk, ride a bike, play a sport or hobby better and longer.

4. Convenience: Burpees can be done anywhere. You don’t need any fancy equipment or expensive health club membership.
You can do them in your room, office or even your hotel room. The hardest part will be getting the motivation to actually get your butt
up and actually start doing them.


Check out this video of Mike Rowe doing a Burpee workout!

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The Burpee workout Mike Rowe did is called the descending latter.

1.Start with a set of 10 burpees.
2.Rest one minute
3.Then do a set of 9
4. Rest one minute
5. Set of 8
6. Rest one minute

…… Continue lowering your reps by one on each set until you reach just one rep.

By the Time you get to 1 Burpee, you should be gasping for air and your legs should be feeling like Jello!

Things to note:
-Make sure you take your time with doing burpees, it’s important to get correct form..it’s easy to get real sloppy quick
-Don’t do Burpees on a full stomach unless you plan on not wanting to keep that food in you.
-Don’t worry if you can’t complete the whole workout, you can always stop and try again later.
-As always have fun…once you get this down, challenge your friends or husband to see who can finish the workout first.

Yours in health , Jonas Deffes


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Spaces are getting limited because everyone is feeling those Mardi Gras Pounds!

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February 11, 2010

chuck deffes @ 6:03 pm

Very funny, but a great exercise………………….

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