Blocking Movement for Quality Burpees
In this series, Coach Carl demonstrates how to apply the concept of blocking movement to clean up positions and facilitate skill transfer. We've seen this demonstrated with the Push Up progression already where we do that movement with the elbows in, and now it's time to take this concept to other movemnts to clean up your form.
In this video, Coach Carl and Courtney work cleaning up the Burpee by forcing the feet to stay together throughout the whole movement. They accomplish this by tucking and holding a Slingshot between the athlete's feet while doing the Burpee. While this significantly slows down the movement and may feel more difficult and more work, it will help the athlete focus on better mechanics and greater efficiency in both the hop back to the Push Up position as well as the hip snap-up back on to their feet.