Warm up January 2013 magazine

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23/11/2012 at 03:58
In your latest magazine it stated 10-20 min run followed by some stretches...if you plan to do your warm up indoors how many burpies would that be?
23/11/2012 at 07:21

10-20 mins worth. Though would you really want to warm up with burpees? Sounds a bit to intense to me. Why not warm up with some jogging on the spot then do the burpees or just star jumps until your muscles are warm maybe some high knees and bum flicks. I thought burpees were about explosive power which I wouldn't be including in a warm up.


cougie    pirate
23/11/2012 at 12:26

I've never bothered with warming up before a run - I just take it steady for a couple of miles. Never had an injury through it either. 

As Bex says - burpees sound a bit harsh. Normally you WOULD do a warm up before those.....

23/11/2012 at 12:58

Why not do a 10-20 min run outside then go inside and stretch?

23/11/2012 at 13:27
Why would you use burpees as a warm up? Never heard of that before.
23/11/2012 at 16:54
You would not waste anytime with burpies. Wouldn't five minutes of burpies be equivalent to 20 min slow run?
23/11/2012 at 17:07
What are you trying to achieve?
If you want to improve at running then do running.
If you want to improve burpees then do burpees.

I'm not really sure what you want us to tell you.
23/11/2012 at 17:16

Why would 5 mins of burpees be equivalent to 20 mins of slow running?

cougie    pirate
24/11/2012 at 01:13
Ooh would 45 mins of burpees be equivalent to a 3 hour marathon then ?

Saves me wasting time on all that running.
25/11/2012 at 06:50
What is a warm up? An exercise that; gets your heartrate up, gets your blood and other nutrients flowing to your muscles for use and to get the muscles to be used moving and get the kinks out. Being winter, a run for 10-20 min then stopping and stretching in possibly the dark and cold and percipitation would drop your body temp, would cause your blood and other eccential nutriants to remain in the core and cause stiffness. If you break down a burpie most of the movement would be involved in running with some added core and shoulder, chest and back wArm up. It can be done in a small space and elevates the heart rate in a small time therefore pupping essencial nutrients to the limbs and gets your flutes and hams fired up. Save time, stay warm, dry.

I wonder if a marathon runner could do 45min of moderately pased burpies?
25/11/2012 at 06:52
Please excuse auto correct
25/11/2012 at 08:34
25/11/2012 at 08:36
How many burpies can you do in 5 min?

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