#GutcheckThursday – Workout of the Week – December 29, 2022

#GutcheckThursday - 12/29/2022

A repeat of an Open workout released all the way back in 2012, this “simple” and “short” workout is an amazing test of fitness. Lots of tough talking movement and fitness “experts” on social media are suddenly nowhere to be found when asked the simple question: “How many burpees can you do in 7 minutes?”

Intended Stimulus

How bad do you want to hurt? You can approach this workout with a methodical, paced strategy or a “go hard and hang on” approach, but at the end of 7 minutes, make sure you don’t feel like there was anymore in the tank

Movement Standards

The burpee-to-target finishes at the bottom with chest and thighs contacting the ground and at the top by jumping and touching a target that is 6″ above your finger tips. A pull-up bar, rings, etc. is commonly used as the target. Performing regular burpees or burpees to a target shorter than 6″ is considered a scale

Adaptations / Modifications / Scales

As this is an AMRAP, the intensity will be relative to the individual. Avoid scaling the time domain but instead scale the burpee option for the patient or client in front of you. Consider removing the jump to target, removing the jump altogether, performing a burpee to an elevated surface, etc.