Backblast #723 Happy 124th Birthday, Mr. Burpee

AO: Hospital Hill
Workout Date: 06/03/2021
QIC: Kraut
PAX: Mad Cow, Snoop, BasicBro, Madoff, Gravy, Bart Simpson, Bobby Flay, Hank The Tank, Hasselhoff, Catan
Pre-Blast: YHC is hosting a birthday party tomorrow at Hospital Hill for a gentleman who’s life had a big impact on all of us. If you know, you know. Coupons required but easily modified out. HCs.

5 Core Principles: Free of charge | Open to all men | Held outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold | Led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion with no training or certification necessary | End w/ a Circle of Trust

Opening Words: ”’He was not warm and fuzzy, but he was kind’ His granddaughter said ‘Everything was about doing things the right way and working hard. He was very disciplined’

-Sheryl Dluginski

Sheryl Is the granddaughter of a physiologist who conducted research for his PhD at Columbia University in the 1930’s. During that time we wanted to find an efficient way to determine people’s physical fitness. The move that he created was eventually adopted by the US military to assess physical fitness during World War II. Since that time, it has become on of the most famous exercises in the world. Who was this great man? His name was Royal H. Burpee Sr. and tomorrow would have been his 124th birthday!”

10 OG Burpees IC
Bataan Death March (Indian Run, last Pax does 5 burpees)

The Thang
Mosey to the Lyon St Hill, One burpee along the way while we waited for traffic
Burp Back Mountain – Pax partner up. One pax runs down the hill then up backwards while the other does AMRAP burpees, Pax rotate doing burpees until 100 total burpees completed.

Q’s Note: At this point Snoop called me out for running the exact same beatdown that I did last year, which was the plan, so I had to call an audible and mix it up

Mosey to the stairs behind GRCC between Ransom and Bostwick.

Find a new partner. Pax 1 completes AMRAP Prison Cell Burpees (Do a burpee and stop in the plank position, Peter Parker each leg with a merkin in between. Each rep is basically 3 merkins and 2 Peter Parkers) while Pax 2 runs up to the top of the stairs and back. Rotate until 50 reps total.

1 Rep Bataan Death March back to the AO. The Pax were dragging so YHC encouraged them by requiring burpees of everyone if the six didn’t get to the front in ~15 seconds.

Circle up back at the AO.

10 Blockees OYO
Circle Burp: Pax do SSH until the next person in the circle calls out “down” at which point everyone does two burpees (Thanks Hasselhoff!) until we make it around the circle.



Royal H Burpee passed away January 14, 1987 at the age of 89, but his legacy lives on in this exercise. Here are some world records in chest to ground burpees:
Most in one hour: 851
Most in 12 hours: 5234

Auf Wiedersehen – Kraut