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Burpees!!!

March 31, 2016

Burpees!!!

What do extreme athletes, elite military forces, and football teams have in common?

They all do burpees and always include them in their workouts.

Lots of burpees.

But burpees aren’t just beneficial for hardcore athletes or certified badasses, they're for EVERYONE. Including you!

Burpees will also help you scorch fat, rev up your metabolism and get you conditioned like no other exercise can.

Basics

Most of us know what a burpee is, or at least think that they do.  Here's a quick breakdown on the correct way to do one.

  • First, stand up straight, then get into a squat position with your hands on the floor in front of you.
  • Kick your feet back into a push up position and immediately drop your chest to the ground.
  • Bow your chest up, then return your feet back to the squat position as fast as possible.
  • Immediately jump up into the air as high as you can.

Go fast.  Not too fast.  Don't burn yourself out right away.

But Why Burpees??

1. Major Calorie Burn

Burpees make your body a fat burning machine. They are an intense full body exercise so of course they will burn tons of calories, up to 50% more fat than moderate exercising (i.e. eliptical)

And better yet, they speed up your metabolism throughout the day—so you’ll burn more calories all day long, even after the hell is over.

2. They make you stronger

The burpee is a full body strength training exercise and the ultimate example of functional fitness.  You'll work your arms, chest, quads, hamstrings, glutes, and core.  

3. They’re great for conditioning

Wonder why the toughest workouts, like CrossFit, love burpees?

Because they’re great for developing conditioning and endurance! And they get your heart rate up—fast.

Burpees are a great way to get in shape quickly, whether your goal is to learn a new sport, train for a triathlon, hike a big mountain, or, just to look good.

5. You can add them to almost any workout

Unlike running, which is a slow, monotonous form of exercising (unless you’re sprinting), burpees are fast paced, dynamic, and never boring.

 

Give burpees a try

You can do them in the privacy of your own home, if you're not comfortable enough to start with them at the gym.  You'll probably hate them, but you will absolutely love the results.  And why not grab this great tank top to wear while you're doing them?

burpees tank

 





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What do extreme athletes, elite military forces, and football teams have in common?

They all do lots of burpees.

But burpees aren’t just beneficial for hardcore athletes or certified badasses, they're for EVERYONE. Including you!

Burpees will also help you scorch fat, rev up your metabolism and get you conditioned like no other exercise can.

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