R.H. Burpee, PhD

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  • When: 02/12/20
  • QIC: Chum
  • The PAX: Brotox, Bump Draft, Bright Idea, Stubbs, Hal, Splashback, Duplo

Greetings, fist bumps, etc., mixed in with discussions of Bright Idea’s infamous tattoo.

Warm Up

  • Double-time SSH
  • Arm Circles
  • Squats
  • Merkins
  • Stretches

Main Event – Benefit from a Boon of Burpees

Partner up.  One partner does movement from across parking lot and back (~50 yards one way).  Other partner does a burpee variation.  Flapjack and then repeat so that each partner gets two sets of travel and two sets of burpees per round.

  • Round 1: Bear Crawl & Burpees
  • Round 2: Lunge Walk & Hand-Release Burpees (just like a normal burpee, but with a HR Merkin in lieu of normal merkin)
  • Round 3: Crab Walk & Burpee Squats (do a burpee & add a squat at the end)
  • Round 4: Crawl Bear & Bodybuilders (add a plank jack after the merkin)
  • Round 5: Backwards Run & Mountain Climber Burpee (add 4-count MC after merkin)

Due to time constraints, we only did one iteration of Rounds 4 & 5.

Mary

  • Flutterkicks
  • Freddie Mercuries
  • Merkin RoF

Announcements

  • The Wolf – Sat., Feb 29, 0700 – 0900, Duck & Weave AO in Hillsborough
  • Gamber III – Date Change likely due to conflict with BC Games

BOM/COT

Possibly fueled by some smack talking, Brotox informed the Pax yesterday at The Jag that not only was the Burpee invented by a dude named Royal Huddleston Burpee, but that he also incorporated it into his PhD thesis at Columbia.  However, the original burpee was simply a four-count movement; no push-up, no jump.  Moreover, good ole R.H. Burpee was not a proponent of doing a lot of “burpees”; his original test was just four burpees.  Well, as fate would have it, Uncle Sam evidently took a liking to this exercise and began incorporating it into his physical fitness test.  And then, of course, over time the burpee evolved into the somewhat masochistic, multi-variation beast that we wrestle with today.

I guess my point is everything evolves, everything changes.  We must evolve, change, adapt as well.  We will become stronger.  Have a great day, and thank you as always for the opportunity and support. Aye!

Moleskin

  • “Taint”

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