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Burpees For Wrestling With Dan Vallimont

Burpees For Wrestling With Dan Vallimont

Burpees are an exercise that pretty much everyone has a love-hate relationship with. Whether you're a weekend warrior or an athlete trying to become the best in the world, you’ve probably done some burpees at some point, and you’ve almost certainly hated it. While in the moment burpees are just a little less worse than torture, most people understand that they are super beneficial to help burn calories, your conditioning and your explosiveness. 

Pretty much every wrestler has done thousands of burpees by the time they are actively competing and it’s easy to see why. They are a great full body exercise that works your full body in a very quick and explosive manner. 

While Burpees are great and relatively easy to do, it’s important to know the technique so that you get the most out of them and also don’t end up hurting yourself. 

Luckily we have a great coach here to show you just how to do that. In this video, Dan Vallimont shows you just how to do everyone’s least favorite exercise properly for wrestling.

Who Is Dan Vallimont? 

Dan Vallimont is a two time NCAA All-American Wrestler and an Olympics trials veteran. He is also a former D1 Wrestling coach and 5-Time Placer at the US Senior Open. Despite all those amazing accolades, he is still not satisfied and still competes internationally. 

How To Do Burpees For Wrestling 


The video starts off with Dan breaking down what exactly the burpee is. If you breakdown a burpee into separate parts then what you basically have is a high jump, followed by a squat downwards that then goes into a push up. When you finish the push up, from there you go back to the bottom of the squat position and go into a jump squat where you reach as high as you possibly can. From there you just do it all over again. 

It’s pretty simple but it’s important to not skip any of these steps so that you can get the most out of this exercise. A lot of people tend to skip the actual push up when they get down on all fours. They just go to the position and jump up from there.

While the jump part is arguably the most important part in the burpee, the push up is what makes it a full body exercise. Don’t worry, we know how much a simple push up movement makes this exercise so much harder, but if you’re doing something that sucks, you might as well get the most out of it. 

Learn More From Dan Vallimont 

Solo Home Wrestling Drills and Workouts by Dan Vallimont

If you like this technical breakdown of the burpee and want to learn more from Dan Vallimont, then you should check out his complete solo training video series “Solo Home Wrestling Drills And Workouts By Dan Vallimont” That will give you all the information that you need to become the best wrestler that you can training on your own at your home or anywhere you want really and it’s only available on Fanatic Wrestling!