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Published on May 10, 2013
Today, I want to show you a few variations of a popular athletic move known as burpees. It is another one of those total body moves that requires only a small space and it's my favorite move to add to any circuit. If you have ever taken a boot camp class or attended a Cross Fit session I'm pretty sure you have tried this intense exercise.
I'm Samantha Clayton, fitness expert and former competitive sprinter. I'm working with Herbalife to help you achieve a healthy, active life.
If you approach this move with sheer dread, stop! Let me convince you that burpees really are good for you! They work your shoulders, chest, abs, glutes, legs, ankles and are great for hip mobility. You can also use burpees to improve your cardio endurance, stamina, strength and power!
Come on, let's do it together.
We'll start out easy and work your way up to a pro power move.
Now a burpee is a mixture of squat, a step back, a plank, a push-up and then a jump up. Follow me as I break the move down:
Squat down and place both hands on the floor, step back one foot back at a time into the plank position, then step your feet back and return to standing.
This time let's squat down, place both hands on the floor and jump both feet back into plank, jump your feet back and come up to standing.
Now we are going to add in a push up after the plank. So down we go jump back push up and back to standing.
And it's time to add a simple jump at the end. For our final athletic power move jump up high with a tuck jump.
Squat hand to the floor, jump back, push up, jump and add that jump to the end.
I hope can find a way to incorporate your favorite version of a burpee into your current workout and find out for yourself how a simple burpee can help improve your fitness level.
Tell me how many full burpees you can do in 60 seconds in the comments section.