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 Post subject: Up-Downs vs. Burpees
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:14 am 
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Am I the only one who finds up-downs far worse than burpees?

10 burpees in a conditioning circuit is not so bad and I can usually knock it out in a little under 30s, but 10 up-downs sucks balls. I can't even fathom doing a 100 Up-Down challenge...


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 Post subject: Re: Up-Downs vs. Burpees
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:16 am 

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I hate up-downs, I don't really find them any more difficult than burpees but I actually hate the exercise itself ^_^'

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 Post subject: Re: Up-Downs vs. Burpees
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:47 am 
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They definitely suck. Let's start a 100 up-down challenge thread. Who's game?


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 Post subject: Re: Up-Downs vs. Burpees
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:50 am 
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Anyone have a good link to a vid of how an up down is performed properly? Every one I watch on youtube is different.

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 Post subject: Re: Up-Downs vs. Burpees
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:04 am 

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NeilD wrote:
I hate up-downs, I don't really find them any more difficult than burpees but I actually hate the exercise itself ^_^'


I agree with that. It is just not a fun exercise to perform in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Up-Downs vs. Burpees
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:12 am 
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Plastik wrote:
Anyone have a good link to a vid of how an up down is performed properly? Every one I watch on youtube is different.


You run in place. Upon command you drop to the ground and get up as fast as you can again to start running in place again.

if you run fast in place with high knees these are very evil.

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 Post subject: Re: Up-Downs vs. Burpees
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:35 am 

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KeyboardWarrior wrote:
Plastik wrote:
Anyone have a good link to a vid of how an up down is performed properly? Every one I watch on youtube is different.


You run in place. Upon command you drop to the ground and get up as fast as you can again to start running in place again.

if you run fast in place with high knees these are very evil.


Sounds like the sprawl drill we used to do in wrestling. "SPRAWL!" *slam*


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 Post subject: Re: Up-Downs vs. Burpees
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:15 pm 
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KeyboardWarrior wrote:
Plastik wrote:
Anyone have a good link to a vid of how an up down is performed properly? Every one I watch on youtube is different.


You run in place. Upon command you drop to the ground and get up as fast as you can again to start running in place again.

if you run fast in place with high knees these are very evil.



Thanks man. I think Ill sub those in place of burpees some time.

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 Post subject: Re: Up-Downs vs. Burpees
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:08 pm 
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I prefer burpees, too - at least they have some structure (down, back, press, jump).

I doubt I"ve ever done 2 up-down reps the same in my life.

I'd probably lose a few teeth trying 100 up-downs for time.


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 Post subject: Re: Up-Downs vs. Burpees
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:48 pm 

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StockyBlocky20 wrote:
KeyboardWarrior wrote:
Plastik wrote:
Anyone have a good link to a vid of how an up down is performed properly? Every one I watch on youtube is different.


You run in place. Upon command you drop to the ground and get up as fast as you can again to start running in place again.

if you run fast in place with high knees these are very evil.


Sounds like the sprawl drill we used to do in wrestling. "SPRAWL!" *slam*


Pretty much, the sprawl drill are in my opinion tougher since you should push your hips through which I dont think you need to do in the regular up-down in the same fashion.

And yeah it sucks.


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