:30s Burp-O/Thrust-O

Every 1/2 minute for 20 minutes, alternate between the following exercises.

burpees
thrusters 45/65

Post Rx, or reps missed to comments. 


Workout Notes:

This workout can have a nasty "after-taste." Never let pride overrule your common sense. 

The GPP Soreness Scale

We've been going hard at your core this week. It may be a bit tired. If it is - go lighter on those thrusters. Thrusters hate your low back. They will make you pay for form faults and slop. Keep your elbows up and in. First move is back through your heels. Squat to parallel or below only if you know you have good form and a slight inward curve (neutral spine) to your low back. 

If thrusters hurt your wrists, you are doing it wrong. Please have a trainer show you the correct way to rack your bar. Or try the alt below.  

Don't push your bar to OH. Thrust it. Taking the bar OH is a hip move, not an arm push. Use the upward momentum of your squat to take the bar OH to arms fully extended.

This workout works better sans shoes.  

I have no real burpee advice. Burpees are burpees. Crush them!


We are not completely in love with this alt, but many of you have a hard time doing thrusters due to lack of flexibility in your wrists. This can force you to hold the bar out front farther away from your COG. This is bad. It puts more stress on your low back.

If this is the case with you, this alt may help. Be careful with it. You could make a case for it being slightly more dangerous. After all, two thumbs are all that are protecting the bar from falling onto your head. We prefer 2 palms and 8 other fingers.