Monday, February 13, 2012

How To Do Burpees



What if I told you that there's an exercise that combines squats, push ups and jumps into one super workout? You'd want to know more about it, of course. Well, this three - in - one exercise is known as burpees, and today I'm going to show you how to do them.

How To Do Burpees

To do burpees, you'll need a horizontal space that is free of obstructions and foot traffic. To begin, stand up straight. Next, squat down and place both palms on the floor. Now, space your hands shoulder width apart. Extend your legs behind you supporting weight on the balls of your feet and your palms. Tighten your abdominal muscles. Lower your chest to within one inch of the floor (make sure that your back is straight). Push yourself upward again.

After you complete the push up, assume a squat position again. Now, use your hamstring muscles to push yourself off the floor i.e. JUMP!

That's one burpee. Do nine more then take a thirty second break and do fifteen more reps. Go for a total of thirty burpees (spread over three sets of ten reps) then stop. As you build endurance you can increase the number of reps or sets of the exercise.

The fastest way to get into amazing physical condition is by doing compound exercises and burpees ranks among the best compound exercises around.

The benefits of burpees include strong abs, glutes, chest, biceps, triceps, back and hamstrings. You can also do them just about anywhere and without the need for fancy gym equipment. The burpees exercise also improves strength and conditioning which has carryover to deadlifts, squats, and the bench press.

Check us out next week for another great chest and whole body workout.

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