How To Do Burpees in Bad Form at 284 Lbs
Update: Here is a video of me completing a 100 burpee challenge.
Did you ever want to learn how to do a burpee? How about I show you how to do a burpee with bad form. Then maybe you can work on the right form. I’ll post a video of me doing some burpees in good form later this week. I’ve been doing them for several months now, ever since I was 300+ lbs. I decided to make a quick video to see what I looked like performing a burpee. The video doesn’t lie and although my left pec is hurt as I’m doing them, I won’t use that as an excuse. I noticed some major flaws in my technique.
Keep in mind that when you are as obese as I was and am, it is extremely difficult to control your bodyweight. But you already know that right? Burpees are not for beginners. They can really kick your ass. I love them. I hate them. If you do enough you can get an amazing workout in a short amount of time. I started out just being able to do 5 burpees, I think it was. We’d worked up to doing 3 sets of 10. I’ve been Facebooking about it for a few months now. I’ve lost a tremendous amount of weight by incorporating burpees into my weekly routine. I was able to 105 burpees one night, but never video taped it. Until this afternoon, which I’ll post later this week.
What did you notice about my form? This is what I noticed:
- My heels aren’t flat on the ground during either squat.
- My elbows are flared out instead of in tight.
- Coming down too hard on my wrists, which shouldn’t be happening since I’m supposed to be squatting down.
I of course am not jumping high (it’s hard to do so when you are as heavy as me, so that’s not really something that counts as an error). Some people think that burpees should be left to the physically fit. I say screw that. Get your fat, out of shape butt on the floor and do some burpees.
The pain from burpees is akin to that of doing sprints after football practice. After 2 hours of drills and hitting, we would have to run sprints. It was like hell and it hurt. That’s what burpees feel like. When I first started my legs would burn. But now it’s my whole body that hurts and begs me to stop. After 8 burpees I am already thinking to myself, “Why did I decide to do burpees today?”
Did you notice anything else? If so, please let me know so that I can improve me form (Noticed how I channeled my inner-Pop Eye?).