Awesome!! BURPEES!!!

By January 20, 2011CFMC Blog Archives

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As I was sitting around pondering the daily happenings at the gym, it occurred to me that we don’t do enough burpees. Upon further reflection, it also occurred to me that there are several opportunities to allow you to do burpees (if you insist on it), and who am I to deprive you of your beloved movement? Henceforth, I will no longer stand in the way of your obvious and burning desire for burpees, and promise to facilitate the opportunity whenever you ask.

So just to be clear, here are five (not THE five, just five) ways to ask for burpees:

  1. Not introducing yourself to an unfamiliar face = 20 burpees.
  2. Forgetting to sign into the attendance kiosk before you start the warm-up = 20 burpees.
  3. Saying “I can’t…” whenever a coach gives you a cue, a suggestion for how much weight to do the WOD with, takes a band away for pullups, etc. = 20 burpees.
  4. Public complaining, whining, bitching, or anything that resembles any of those before, during, or after a workout = 20 burpees.
  5. Leaving your equipment out or not otherwise cleaning up after yourself = 20 burpees.

I sincerely hope that this satisfies your apparent unquenchable thirst for burpees. Fear not though, for I promise to grant your request for burpees in other ways as well if you really want more.



P.S. Not watching this video with Lindsay completely conquering the world with her first muscle-up yesterday = 20 burpees. Congratulations Lindsay!

  • Carol

    Inspiring. Nice work, Lindsay!

  • Emily

    Day 4! Congrats, Linds! I love when Tai posts these.

    Paleo Pancakes: You can prepare almond pancakes by grinding raw almonds in coffee mill or food processor to produce 1 cup of flour. Combine this almond flour with ¼-teaspoon cinnamon, ¼-teaspoon vanilla extract and three eggs. Recipe yields 4-5 pancakes.

  • Angelina

    Congrats Lindsay!!!

  • Sylvia

    Awesome!!! Hope one day I’ll be able to do that! Very inspiring!

  • Kevin

    Nice work Lindsay!

  • Jeff

    Great job Lindsay!
    Now down to business.
    Turkey Kabobs (These are very good)
    1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
    1 garlic clove
    1 tbs olive oil
    i egg
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp paprika
    1/4 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    2 tbs finely chopped parsley
    1 tbs finely chopped mint

    Lightly grease your hands. Mix all ingredients together. form meatballs that are longer and thinner than normal meatballs, drizzle with oil and slide a skewer through them. Grill for 6-8 minutes per side.
    I have made this and they turn out fine from a broiler and if you don’t have a broiler or grill just leave out the skewer and bake them, they still turn out fine. I might also suggest adding some coconut oil to make them a little more moist.

  • Sophia

    Nice job, Lindsay!

    Tai, you’re crazy (and very funny!) 🙂

  • justin

    hardly had to kip! Nice job Lindsay!!!

  • Chase

    Bad ass lindsay!

    Good luck to everyone with your paleo diets… Sorry i didnt join you, however ive been on (some days are better than others) a paleo zone since last year. All the recipes are great but i wanted to share something that helps me, especially when i have no time to plan or cook a meal. This is when i have found my diet suffers the most. Check out Egg Whites International. I believe the actual website is
    Ive used this and its a good way to buy egg whites in bulk. I freeze it untill i want to use it and i cook a lot at once so that way, if im in a rush, i can heat it up real quick and go. If anyone has added a zone to your paleo diet you can cook the eggs with veggies in it, keep some almonds in your car and you’ve got all your macro nutients ready to go in less than 5 minutes. Its also nice cause i dont find myself buying eggs every other day.
    Im not signing up for top chef anytime soon but im sure there are ways to make something that is more rachael rayish (yes i said that and id be happy to do burpees for it) Anywho… Just a thought… It has helped me… And may help you too.

  • Lorena Skelton

    Great job Lindsay! It shows how hard work pay off.
    Curried shrimps and spinach recipe

    Serves 4

    * Fresh spinach2 lbs shrimps, peeled
    * 2 tbsp coconut oil;
    * 1 onion, chopped;
    * 2 tsp curry powder;
    * 2 tsp tomato paste organic;
    * 1/2 cup homemade chicken stock;
    * 1 cup full-fat coconut milk;
    * 2 tightly packed cups shredded spinach;
    * Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;


    1. Heat a large skillet over a medium-low heat and cook the onion in the ghee, butter or coconut oil until it begins to soften, about 3 minutes.
    2. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, stir in the curry powder and continue cooking for a minute.
    3. Place mixture in a blender or a food processor, add the tomato paste as well as the chicken stock and coconut milk. Process or blend until smooth.
    4. Pour the mixture back in the skillet and bring to a simmer.
    5. Add the shrimps and spinach and cook, covered, for about 5 minutes, until the shrimps are just cooked.

  • Lauren

    How long have you been practicing these Lindsay??? YaY!

    Raw Apple Crisp

    Primal Raw Foods Breakfast Recipe
    Nutritious quick and easy Paleo Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Recipe. Fresh apples topped with mixture of nuts, spices and raisins. Can substitute apples with pears if desire.

    -4 apples, cored and chopped
    (Can substitute apple for pears)
    -1/4 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed)
    -3/4 cup pecan halves
    -3/4 cup hazelnuts
    -3/4 cup raisins
    -3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    -3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Put apples in an 8-inch square baking dish or 2-quart casserole dish. Drizzle with orange juice, toss until the fruit is coated and smooth the top. In a food processor, combine pecans, hazelnuts, raisins, ginger and cinnamon and pulse just until chopped. Spoon the nut mixture over the apple mixture and serve.

  • Call me ignorant, because I am. But, what’s a burpee?

  • Erik Herick

    Lindsay, you conquered muscle-ups, now make me a dessert:

    Otie’s Apple Breakfast (or Dessert)
    — 1 large apple (any type), chopped into bite sized pieces
    — 1 medium carrot, grated
    — Handful of raisins
    — Cinnamon
    Mix the apple, carrot and raisins in a bowl, sprinkle cinnamon over the top.

  • Erik Herick

    @Chase – Eggs Whites International sounds awesome. I’ve been feasting on an egg breakfast every morning since Oct. Around that same time I began suffering from severe heart burn and nausea after eating breakfast. (I thought this was the unfortunate reality of being post-30.) After a little research it turns out that the yolk causes this reaction in some folks. I removed the yolk this morning, and thankfully, no heartburn. I can’t wait to check out this site. Thanks!

  • Ladybug724

    Thanks, guys!

    So here’s something I haven’t tried yet, but I’ve been missing my mayo, so I’m going to see how it goes this weekend.

    Homemade Mayo
    1 egg
    1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard*
    3/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
    salt and pepper to taste

    Combine the egg, garlic, lemon juice and mustard in the container of a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, then blend on low speed while pouring oil into the blender in a fine stream as the mixture emulsifies and thickens.

    *Prepared mustard (
    Grind mustard seeds in a blender, food processor or spice grinder, or buy pre-ground mustard. Combine 1 c. ground mustard seeds with 6 tbsp. water and 6 tbsp. vinegar. Add 1 tsp. honey, 1/4 tsp. turmeric and salt to taste. Place in a tightly sealed nonaluminum container. Do not refrigerate this mixture. This homemade mustard will become mellower as it ages, so you may want to let it sit for a month or two before using it.