The good old burpee is an amazing exercise that incorporates full body movement and it comes as no surprise that it is widely used in several different athletic disciplines throughout the sports world. You will hardly find any professional or elite training that doesn’t use this simple aerobic exercise to increase both strength and cardiovascular capacities.
If you want to get fit and get strong at the same time as losing body-fat then without a doubt the fastest and most effective way to achieve this is by doing simple burpees. We will go through the basics on how to do a burpee but if you are unsure there are plenty videos on YouTube explaining the technique and the breathing.
A few of the many benefits that you get from doing burpees on a regular basis one of which is strength training. Burpees work all of your major muscle groups from arms to core and legs on each reps. When completed correctly your muscle should feel some serious burn.
The second reason why you should seriously consider doing burpees in your workout is because of how great they are for overall conditioning. They incorporate many exercises all in one from the push up, to the squat and then finish off with a jump. They help improve your quick twitch muscles and mimic muscle movements that many athletes find they use during competition that any single weight training exercise cannot.
Another great advantage of doing burpees on a regular basis is they have a cardiovascular element so they can burn fat. They combine calisthenic movement with and explosive jump repeated over several repetitions and because of the continuous motion they help you burn fat in the process.
Burpees have also been shown in a few studies to be one of the exercises that encourages a fast metabolism and in turns help you burn extra calories during the rest of your day when you’re not working out. If you want to ditch that extra body fat and firm up your core burpees should be a part of your regular exercise routine.
Here are a few simple points that you need to follow to do a burpee workout. Your breathing will get stronger after the first few jumps but it is highly recommended that you do some warm-up like stretching and or Yoga before you start your burpee workout.
How to Do a Burpee:
1. Begin in a squat position with hands on the floor in front of you.
2. Kick your feet back to a pushup position.
3. Immediately return your feet to the squat position.
4. Leap up as high as possible from the squat position.