How To Perform Burpees Properly For Best Results

How To Perform Burpees Properly For Best Results

The number one exercise you need to be incorporating into your training are burpees. Here are 3 main reasons why you should incorporating this exercise into your workouts:

1. Is A Full Body Movement

Burpees use all your muscles, all over your body and they’re really good calorie burning exercises.

2. It’s Explosive

The movements require a lot of energy in a short period of time and you can burn up to 750 calories per hour.

3. It Increases The Release Of Growth Hormones

Because burpees make us do a lot of work in a small period of time, our bodies release growth hormones, which is awesome for building lean muscles while burning fat.

Beginner: Skip Jumps And Push-ups

If you are a beginner place both hands on the ground, step both feet out one by one, step both feet in one by one, and then stand up. Start with 4 rounds of 10 with a 30 seconds break in between.

Intermediate: Skip Push-ups

For an intermediate burpee you need to place both hands on the ground, jump both feet out, jump both feet in and then come up for a squat jump. If you’re feeling like you want to pump it up a little bit more and go a little more advanced than a beginner, then start with 5 rounds of 20 reps with a 30 seconds break in between.

Advanced Burpees

For an advanced burpee place both hands on the ground, jump both feet out, go down for a push up, jump both feet in and then explode up for the squat jump. If you already know your limits you can do 5 set of as many reps as you can with a 30 seconds break in between.

Make sure you’re really locking in your core and focusing on a correct technique because you will get tired with these and burpees do “hurt”.

How To Do Burpees

How To Do Burpees (Video)

Here is a great video to shows you how to properly perform advanced burpees and what muscles do you engage while doing this exercise.

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