Burpees are one of those love-hate exercises - you'll hate doing them, but you'll love what they do for you. Burpees are a simple exercise, don't require any equipment at all, and work just about your entire body, very quickly, with just a few reps.
How to do a Burpee
- From a standing position, squat down and place your hands on the floor next to your feet.
- Kick your legs backward, so you're in a push-up position.
- Pull your legs back to their starting position, and explode upward, ending with a jump into the air.
Here's a quick video demonstration
Learn More: There's a great write up with more information, and even some additional types of Burpees, on the Art of Manliness website. (this is a blog worth subscribing to, by the way, so check it out.)
Warning - I am NOT a licensed physical trainer, therapist, nutritionist, or a doctor. I am a regular guy who just happens to love exercise and fitness.
Exercise can be dangerous if done incorrectly or in excess. I can't see you, and you can't see me, to know if you're doing an exercise incorrectly, which could lead to injury.
Please Please Please seek help / advice / counsel from a local professional before starting a new program, or before doing an exercise you're unfamiliar with. This information is intended as a guide to point you in the right direction. If you aren't familiar with the exercises described herein, I highly recommend seeking professional advice before trying them.