Burpees the king of conditioning

I can’t help but be hell bent on figuring out how to master the exercise
“The Burpee” There are a lot of tough exercises even some made up, but
the toughest one is by far the burpee.

I’m talking about the way “The Guinness Book of World Records” defines the
exercise ( No Pushup) and I’ve watched the master at Burpees- Paddy Doyle.

Paddy Doyle has the current world record at 1,840 in 1 hour, that is an amazing
amount. Most people couldn’t do many more then 20 of these bad boys.

The Burpee in my opinion the Burpee is the king of conditioning exercises. There
are a lot of “fitness gurus and arm chair trainers that like to give a better variation
of an exercise like throwing in a pushup with a burpee or standing up and doing a
pullup. Yeah, you can make almost any exercise harder by using a different
variation I just think these guys  like to show how smart they are.

If you want to test yourself try the burpee. It’s harder then running or squatting,
just think of the records for other exercises in 1 hour, squat thrusts over 3,000
bodyweight squats almost 5,000, pushups over 3,000, alternating squat thrusts
almost 3,000 and the Burpee only 1,840. Not even 2000, This has been known
as the toughest of circuit disciplines, and in my opinion it is.

The Burpee will test you in a big way, the fat will drip off your body, The Burpee
will excelerate your metabolism. And you will burn crazy calories. Don’t believe
me do Burpees for 1 minute rest 1 minute and go again. Just try 2 minutes and tell
how you feel.

There’s a saying squats are the total body builder and dips are to the upper body
is what squats are to the lower body, if that’s the case the Burpee is the king of
conditioning exercises.

If I could only do one exercise it would be the burpee, it works a ton of muscles
burns fat and will whip you into shape in record time.

Some guys will tell you they can do 50 pushups or 50 bodyweight squats but
ask them to do 50 burpees and it won’t happen.

Using your bodyweight uses so many different muscles at one time
that you will build great musclar endurance, and that’s the type of strength you
need for athletics, MMA, martial arts, wrestling, boxing and everyday life.

Strength without conditioning is useless. But it’s tough to be conditioned and
not get strong.

Try them.

Toughness Builds Winners

Johnny Grube


  1. Doing 1,840 in 1 hour (the current world record) stops being just physical conditioning and becomes mental conditioning.

  2. Terry Heidt says

    Hi Johnny,

    Can you post vids of your World Records?

  3. i do burpees but with more of a mma style jump to it, when you jump you tuck your knees in and bring them to your chest, you can jump high without having to worry about hitting your head on your basement ceiling ( my case) and your athleticism increases a lot from it

  4. ok, i didn’t realize they were called combat burpees

  5. Auggiedoggy says

    I’m 57 years old, 5’11.5″, light to medium frame and currently weigh 178 pounds. My ideal weight is 172. Not much weight to lose but the weight I do have is mostly on the torso (Mostly abdomen). Would Burpees be a good way to improve my general conditioning while burning off the last difficult 5-6 pounds of fat? I would like a recommendation on how many times per week should these be done and for what duration per workout?

    Thanks for any info you can provide.

  6. Burpees ARE the king. The most I’ve ever done is 700 in 40 minutes, and it was the most taxing workout I’ve ever done outside of live wrestling for the same amount of time. I hate running, so I use burpees for my cardio and fat loss, and get twice the result in half the time. Plus, I don’t have to be a picky eater. Anyone looking for a real challenge and Top-of-the-line conditioning should add burpees to their stable of exercises.

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  8. I just did 50 burpees in 5 minutes this morning. My goal is 100 in 10 minutes. Love them. Sort of. I have 40 lbs to lose so I’m sure as I lose weight, I will get better at them. Later.

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  10. set a timer to beep every minute for 10 minutes. when you hear the beep, do 10 burpees then rest for the remiander until you hear the next beep. there you go how to do 100 burpees in 10 minutes. you onnly need to do it twice a wee week, otherwise you run a risk of overtraining your nmetabolic energy pathways.

    and its tough, very tough. you won’t need any other exercise for the rest of the day!

  11. Burpees are “where its at.” I do them with a push up though on most reps.

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  13. Want to improve your Burpees performance !

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  15. How much weight did He lose in an hour?

  16. I am all over burpees with push ups and a 40 pound weighed vest. I’ve done a thousand pushups in a day and am curious how many weighed burpees I can do. Burpees don’t seem as intense as running stairs though.

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  18. hello om 70 have been sick and trying to cure myself with every known to man exercise except burpees. and so finally see on net havw begun my burbee jouney. guess what? they woek day one two three etc etc. im getting back to my old self again. Even starting with just a few. reaults are better than words can describe. im on burbees from now on . thanks for blog.

  19. Edward awesome 70 and burpees you are an inspiration


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