by Carrie Adams
Our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2012 span a variety of topics. Yesterday, we introduced you to #10, a blog by our own Chris Davis who left Atlanta and came to Spartan HQ in Pittsfield, VT to live, work, and train with our staff and founder Joe Desena. He lost over 400 pounds and completed the Spartan Beast, and earned his Trifecta Tribe status. No small feat! In today’s recap of post #9 we revisit something that has made Spartan obstacles famous (errr, maybe infamous is a better word.)
In a word: Burpee.
Missing a Spartan Obstacle doesn’t mean that you just mosey on your merry way, it means that you owe 30 burpees before you are to continue. Here, our very own Dr. Jeff goes over the Muscular Analysis of the burpee. If you don’t know Dr. Jeff, you should. He’s greatly responsible for the success of the Chris Davis Project and is also leading the charge on the Spartan Coaching program. He also routinely participates in the Spartan Death Race, because, well, that’s what happens when you work for Spartan Race.
From the drop to the ground through each phase of the movement, the body positions are described in detail to ensure that from the elite athlete to the newcomer, everyone can see the proper form associated with the burpee.
Read more HERE.