I hadn't done a burpee since high school basketball practice (when you missed your free throw shots, you had to do accumulative burpees) and I can't really say I missed them.
I hadn't done a burpee since high school basketball practice (when you missed your free throw shots, you had to do accumulative burpees) and I can't really say I missed them. Well, luckily I was reintroduced to them by my pals at Fitness Fixation and the Ice Chamber and I have once again grown fond of this crazy full body exercise.
If you have never done a burpee, read this little tutorial and then pound out 10 or 20 of them. Hopefully you will grow to love them too. This wonderful combination of moves works your arms, legs and core. Burpees also provide some cardio action, since if you are doing them correctly your heart should start pounding too.
Here's what you do:
Jump! Straight up — see how much air you can catch.
Land with control and continue into a crouching squat.
Jump back into a plank position. If you're a yogi this is exactly like chaturanga.
Do one basic push up — I like to keep my elbows close to my sides to work my triceps a little more.
Jump forward into a crouching squat.
Stand up and prepare to jump!!!
That's it. Just keep repeating the cycle. Start with 10 and work yourself up to 20 continuous burpees. They are a great addition to any workout.