Burpees For Vets

Posted on January 29th, 2018 to Barefoot Training

I don’t have a gym membership so I take a lot of pride in crushing workouts at home

This month I stumbled across a Burpees For Vets initiative through Mark Divine of SEALFIT. Mark’s goal (below) is something I can get behind so I committed to doing 50,000 burpees in 2018. 

The Goal? To do 22 MILLION BURPEES in 2018 and raise $250,000 for Courage Foundation to put 50 veterans with PTS through innovative programs to rebuild a life of purpose and connection.

Let’s be honest, no one likes doing burpees. But if by doing them, I’m helping Veterans have access to a better life, well then bring on the fucking burpees, HOOYAH!

I’m already seeing positive results from the last 17 days of burpees i.e. down 12 pounds, my chest and shoulders look and feel stronger, and I’m always starting my day in a positive way. 

A few of my favorite workouts are listed below and you can see everything at my Burpees For Vets Page. Instead of wasting junk mail, I track my workouts in pen and it always feels good to mark down a finished round. It’s the little things in life. 

Burpees For Breakfast Workouts

Rest 30-60 seconds between each round for each workout or as needed:

Workout 1

A) 5 rounds of: 10 Burpees to 10 Swings to 10 Alternating Reverse Lunges to 10 Rows per side

B) 5 rounds of: 10 Burpees to 8-10 Pull-ups to 10 KB Alternating Cleans & Presses  

Workout 2

A) 4 rounds of: 10 Burpees to 10 Single Leg RDL’s each side to 8 Single Arm Snatches

B) 4 rounds of: 10 Burpees to 10 Reverse Lunges (5 per side) with KB Clean to 8-10 Mixed Fat Grip Pull-ups 

C) 2 rounds of: 10 Burpees to 3 Turkish Get-ups per side (6 total) to 3 Clock Lunges per side (6 total)

Workout 3

A) 2 rounds of: 20 Burpees to 20 Swings 

B) 2 rounds of: 20 Burpees to 20 Squats

C) 2 rounds of: 20 Burpees to 20 Alternating Clean to Press

Remember, simple is effective. Be sure to properly warm-up and get after it!

Keep Crushing,



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