reply to post by wigit
You're probably correct on the origin of the name. Not sure, thou.
As for how many you should do, it's up to your will power and current fitness level. Doing one is kinda pointless, imo, but it depends on if you've
got health issues or are extremely unfit. If you're healthy, but simply unfit/sedentary, try to manage 5-10 for your first time.
When training, you basically want to go passed your comfort zone, but not to the point that you feel like you're about to puke. It takes time to
listen to your body well and figure out what you can handle. When I took my baseline for crossfit at the end of 2011, I puked right after the session.
Only time it happened, but I got really close with a few others over the months.
You basically want to over-reach a bit, but then fully recover, and repeat.
reply to post by galadofwarthethird
Correct. Doing a few burpees isn't difficult. The technique is aimed at a beginner. It's only when you start getting into doing more than a dozen that
they can become a serious pain in the arse. I'm guessing most people couldn't handle more than 30-40 in an untrained state without puking. It takes
aerobic, anaerobic, and a little strength training to be able to hit out 100 in less than ten minutes without hurling.
reply to post by Banananananana
Squats are awesome. I'm just doing body-weight squats right now and some core work before adding any weight. The 5/3/1 program is great, I have the
Last little bit I'll say is to SLOWLY
build up so you don't over train and/or get injured. I'm already hitting a bit of insomnia from the
combination of quitting the puffage + alcohol, and physically training. Learning to step it back and focus my energies on other endeavors which are
No more burn-outs
btw, I've now lost 3 1/2 inches off my waist: 34.5 - 31... in like 6 weeks. Also dropped 7lbs, but gained muscle definition. Thinking nearly all the
lbs were fat. Awesome!
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