Monday, July 16, 2012

The Nastiest Workout Maneuver You Will Ever Do

When I was in elementary school, we did this exercise and it was called a squat thrust.  Today, they call them Burpees. 

Back then, I didn't seem to mind them.  Today, I would give you my kidneys for the chance to not have to do Burpees. 

I hate them.  There aren't a lot of exercises that I would say I love, but there are plenty that I don't mind doing and kind of like that they make me feel and look like I'm in shape.

But, of all the exercises I've ever done, I hate these the most.  Did I mention that yet?

Let me tell you why I hate them so much.  Because somehow, just a dozen of these assholes can make you sweat, lose all your breath and want to throw up, all in less than a minute.  I am pretty fit. I have a pretty good cardio system.  I am pretty strong.

Somehow, when you put a squat, pushup and jump all in one movement and make me do it over and over, it makes me want to kill you. 

Seriously, try a handful.  You will hate me forever.  They never get better.  They never get easier.  Just thinking about them makes me feel sick. 

And yet, I do them if I'm taking a class and someone says to.  If you cruise the internet, you'll read about people doing Burpees to stay fit.  They do them everywhere.

Like my theory about women being mean because they are wearing thongs, I believe that fit people are looking angry these days because of Burpees.

Watch.  You don't have to watch the whole thing, just watch a couple to get the idea. 

This isn't me.  You could probably tell because of the accent, right?  Oh and because I will never have abs like that. 

Linking up here.


  1. Boy am I ever in agreement with you! We also do those Burpees in our workout class but we use this ball thing that's flat on one side and round on the other. We we come up we grab the flat sides of the ball thing and lift it over our heads.

    Not fun!

  2. I HATEEEEEEE burpees. I still do them, but I hate those suckers.

  3. Okay, you've just given me a really good reason to avoid them like the plague--can't become one of those angry mean gals, huh? ;)

  4. OK. You're going to hate me, but I don't mind Burpees. AHHH! I know. Jillian includes them in a couple of her DVDs, and in comparison to a few of the other plyo moves, Burpees aren't that horrible. If there's something I hate, I would go with Rockstar jumps or side lunges. Both are just awkward and I hard...


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