How to Perform a Burpee

burpeesA burpee is a full body exercise that will work both your aerobic and anaerobic systems simultaneously. To perform a burpee correctly, follow these 5 steps.

1. Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hands at your sides.2. Reach your hands down as if doing a push up and simultaneously jump your feet back into the push up position.3. Do a push up.4. Jump your feet back to your hands and jump up with your hands in the air. Leave the ground by several inches
for each repetition.

5. Repeat.

Burpees will tax your entire body very quickly. Perform burpees in sets of 5 between other exercises to increase fat burning and cardio vascular endurance. Burpees are wonderful for warmups, single exercises in circuits, or in their own workout.

If performing burpees as your workout do sets of 10 to 20 with 30 seconds to 1 minute rest in between sets.

If you are unable to perform a burpee begin with squat thrusts by removing the push up and the jump. Progress by adding in the jump and then adding in the push up as your endurance increases.

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