Quote: "All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns." - Bruce Lee
This is one of the most effective body weight exercises a person can do. The reason for this is every muscle from top to bottom is affected especially the heart. It covers at the same time, many facets of fitness in developing functional strength, cardiovascular fitness, toning the body, and flexibility. Spartans and Roman Gladiators selected exercises like the burpee due to it being intense and efficient.
This exercise consists of three movements that make up one rep, these movements are the squat, push up and a jump. Everybody that does these exercises loathe the burpee, because the demands on the body are high, yet good results occur in a short period of time.
This exercise is a favourite for soldiers, football players and combat sports athletes. If it works for them why not make it work for you?
Benefits of doing Burpees
There are many benefits to doing the Burpee. These are health related benefits and performance related benefits.
Health Related Benefits:
Performance Related Benefits:
How to do a Burpee