If your workout doesn’t contain burpees, it should.
Burpees will do more than any other bodyweight exercise to turn you into a real athlete.
They will get you conditioned like no single other exercise can.
What The Hell Is A Burpee?
Don’t know what a ‘Burpee’ is?
Here’s a video to explain:
There are good reasons why elite military forces and professional sports teams around the world rely on them.
- Start in a standing position, then go into a squat with your hands in front of you on the floor, like you were about to do a pushup.
- Next, kick your feet straight out behind you in the rest of the push-up position.
- Do a push-up.
- Kick your feet forward, under your body, and stand up again.
- End with a little jump and raising your arms overhead.
Basically, it’s a combination squat/push-up/jumping jack.
Here’s 5 reasons you need to start doing burpees:
#1 Burpees Burn a Ton of Calories
Burpees are an intense exercise that involves all the muscles in your body, burning calories at an insane rate.
The high intensity of this exercise burns 50% more fat than exercising at a more moderate rate can do.
Better yet, this kind of high-intensity exercise can keep your metabolism in high gear all day, making you burn calories better all day long.
The result of all this calorie burning is that burpees burn fat incredibly fast.
#2 Burpees Make You Strong
Every rep will work out your arms, pecs, glutes, quads, abs, and more.
This will give you muscle tone, of course.
Better yet, though, it will make you functionally strong.
It will develop your core and all those little stabilizer muscles that let you use more of your strength without injury.
#3 Burpees Increase Your Aerobic Capacity
Burpees get your heart rate up like nothing else.
They will increase your aerobic capacity, greatly improving your condition and endurance.
#4 You Can Do Burpees Anywhere
Burpees require no exercise equipment.
You don’t have to go to the gym or the sports equipment store.
You can do them any time you have a free moment, even if you are traveling.
#5 Burpees Are Never Boring
Burpees are fast-paced and intense.
They are never boring.
Unlike the monotony of running or the tediousness of jumping jacks, you can really enjoy burpees.
Start Doing Your Burpees!
Some people think that burpees are too difficult.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
It’s just a matter of pacing.
Don’t try doing them too fast to start with.
You don’t need to!
Just find your rhythm and, when you do, you can start pushing the speed.
In no time at all, you will find that both your strength and endurance are greatly improved, with your body fat just melting away.