How bad do burpee box jumps actually suck, though?
Hey guys, whether you're following our #WODoftheWEEK series or not, we all come across difficult movements from time to time. Whether it's a barbell movement like the snatch, or a gymnastic one like handstand push-ups, or muscle-ups, we all can relate to the struggle.
Real recording of me attempting box over burpees ^^
This week, however, I want to discuss another movement that I really feel I will never truly improve on, and that is the burpee box jump. No matter how many of these fuckers I do, I'll never feel 'efficient' while doing a burpee. It might just be my 6'4" frame, or my lankiness, but burpees are literally my least favorite CrossFit movement, period.
But, part of the CrossFit mantra is to "Suck Less," and go forward with progressing at the things you suck at. Which is why I chose the #WOdoftheWEEK to be something I really struggled with (keep reading for the WOD).
Sidenote: these are good efficiency tips on burpees from CrossFit.com
Anyway, the whole tirade about burpees brings me right to the #WODoftheWEEK, which I endured yesterday morning at my home box of CrossFit Southie. Here it goes...
50 Calorie Row
50 Weighted Dumbbell Step-ups (50’s,35’s)
50 Burpee Box Jumps
50 SA DB Snatches (50,35)
Looks toasty, right? It was. The weighted step ups, and burpee box jumps nearly killed me, but I scrambled away with a half decent time of 22:06 RX.
Afterwards, I could not stop pouring sweat, which left me a bit whoozy for the rest of the day, but hot damn, this was a good one. So good, in fact, that I had to put it in the #WODoftheWEEK blog section of our site. And if you like any of these movements (I like the row, pull-ups, and dumbbell snatches) then you'll like this one overall. Just pace the box over burpees and the dual arm step ups with 50 lbs dumbbells.
Need some help with dumbbell power snatching? Watch this video here from CrossFit.com
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Ciao for now....
~ Cam King