“Burpees” are one of those exercises which offers so many benefits that their popularity is spreading regardless of how hard they may feel when you do them. Burpees are also known as “Squat Thrust”. It is a full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise. It is an ultimate example of functional fitness.
It is one of the few equipment free exercise that work on your whole body. With every repetition, you’ll work your arms, chest, quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, and abdominals. Burpees are one of the most effective and challenging exercises out there. These days, you will find burpees everywhere from HIIT (High intensity interval training) workouts to boot camps to CrossFit. If you are a bodybuilder, want to boost up the strength of your body, wish to do an aerobic exercise, then Burpees are the right choice for you. They are for everyone.
The improve your physical skill.Many fitness experts say that a burpee is a strength building workout or a high load workout, which is very much productive towards developing muscular strength and endurance. It is also an ultimate fat burning workout, which helps you to burn up to 50% more fat than any other conventional workout. It can accelerate your metabolism, which is helpful in burning calories all day round.You can add them to almost any workout.
How to actually do a “Burpee”
The Basic Burpee can be broken down into the following four movement steps. During the initial period, mastering these movements is very important for beginners in order to execute the exercise safely.
Begin in a standing position. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. Now, lower your body into a squatting position, placing your hands on the floor in front of you.
Kick your feet back so that you are in push-up position.
*Beginners or those uncomfortable kicking their feet back can walk back into the pushup position. Keep your hands firmly on the ground to support your body.*
Lower your chest to do a push-up then bring your chest back up.
Nowkick your feet back to their original position. Stand up, and then jump into the air while clapping your arms overhead.
*Beginners or those uncomfortable kicking their feet back can walk back into the original position.*
There you go – you have just done a Burpee!
Now repeat and do 12 – 15 repetition to complete one set. If you are a beginner, you can start with less repetitions, around 4 – 5 accordingly. GO AND GIVE BURPEES A TRY!
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