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530: Cassiano Laureano, part 2: Burpees for the body, banzai tree for the heart and mind

on November 16, 2021 in Podcast

Cassiano’s first episode led to more listener comments than most. People loved his enthusiasm. I find guys who know martial arts tend to speak with a security. The opposite of insecure or desperate. So I think people found him accessible and engaging. I think you’ll find him more so this episode. Of course, we talk a bit about his world record for burpees. As you can tell from this episode’s[…] Keep reading →

530: Cassiano Laureano, part 2: Burpees for the body, bonzai tree for the heart and mind

on November 16, 2021 in Podcast

Cassiano’s first episode led to more listener comments than most. People loved his enthusiasm. I find guys who know martial arts tend to speak with a security. The opposite of insecure or desperate. So I think people found him accessible and engaging. I think you’ll find him more so this episode. Of course, we talk a bit about his world record for burpees. As you can tell from this episode’s[…] Keep reading →

502: Cassiano Laureano, part 1: The world record for most burpees in an hour

on August 30, 2021 in Podcast

When I read about Cassiano setting the world record for most burpees in an hour–951—I knew I had to meet him. Though I’ve maxed out at a mere 370 in a day, I did most of them in under three hours. Still dramatically slower than Cassiano, but I’ve kept my streak unbroken for about ten years. I had to learn his motivation, his obstacles, how he overcame the obstacles, his[…] Keep reading →

502: Cassiano Laureano, part 1: The world record for most burpees in an hour

on August 30, 2021 in Podcast

When I read about Cassiano setting the world record for most burpees in an hour–951—I knew I had to meet him. Though I’ve maxed out at a mere 370 in a day, I did most of them in under three hours. Still dramatically slower than Cassiano, but I’ve kept my streak unbroken for about ten years. I had to learn his motivation, his obstacles, how he overcame the obstacles, his[…] Keep reading →

Food poisoning and burpees nearly as hard as after a marathon

on August 5, 2021 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

Meeting myself as I did yesterday and today happens once every couple of years. It turns out the wild blueberries I thought I was picking were black nightshade. Black nightshade apparently comes in edible and toxic varieties and I seem to have eaten the toxic kind. First things first. If you see these adorable looking berries, I recommend thinking twice. It was hard for me to type the word adorable[…] Keep reading →

175,000 burpees

on July 19, 2021 in Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

My spreadsheet said I hit 175,000 burpees yesterday. I don’t record each one. I programmed in how many I do each day. I update the date and it tells me how many I’ve done. So I’ve done more, since occasionally I do extra without telling the spreadsheet. A decade ago, I’d record what felt like big milestones like my first six months of doing them daily or the first ten[…] Keep reading →

After ten years, pushing 50, burpees are getting harder

on April 12, 2021 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

I remember the first time I saw an old person doing burpees. Her body didn’t have the flexibility or strength to do them how a younger person could. When I started mine, around 40 years old, I knew I couldn’t do them like guy in his thirties or twenties. I didn’t think about how they’d feel later. Over the years, as I’ve grown stronger and with experience, I’ve added to[…] Keep reading →

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