Monday, May 31, 2010

Kettlebell Burpee Variations

Anyone who has been involved in bodyweight training is usually familiar with a burpee. If not, refer to this animation of a traditional burpee.  In an effort to blend creativity with high level conditioning, I have successfully used 2 kettlebells to safely raise the intensity of the movement.  In fact, the video will explain how you can choose from a variety of burpee variations to fit them to your level of experience.  To summarize, the following variations are shown in the video:

Beginner Burpee Variation:  Combine a deadlift and a straight arm prone plank.  Move quickly between each position.

Intermediate Burpee Variation: Combine a deadlift and a pushup. Move quickly between each position.

Advanced Burpee Variation: Combine an explosive jump and an explosive pushup.  Move quickly between each position.

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