Fitness Friday Tip of the Week: The Benefits of the Burpee!

Benefits of the Burpee

SSG Williams

The Burpee and I have a love hate relationship.  I love the Burpee because it almost hits every muscle group and it will spike your cardio pretty quickly. I hate it for all those same reasons.  Every muscle in your body is hitting failure and your lungs are burning as if your at the end of the 2 mile APFT run.  I’ve always had a mindset that if there is a movement I really don’t like doing then it’s probably good for me and I need to do it more.

Not only is the Burpee a great strength and cardio movement but it’s a fairly low skill movement and it can be done anywhere. If your ever short on time or traveling and do not have access to a gym the Burpee will bail you out everytime. If you are sitting there right now and unsure the Burpee can increase your fitness give this little workout a try.

“Tabata Burpees”

8 Rounds of:

For 20 seconds do as many Burpees as you can, then rest for 10 seconds.

Repeat this for 8 rounds (4 minutes total)

You will shocked at how one simple movement in such a short amount of time can really test your fitness.


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