The Benefits of Burpees
The burpee is the ultimate full-body exercise. There is only one reason why football teams, CrossFit practitioners, and elite military forces use the burpee in their workouts. Its the “death” move. Just one simple movement tests both your strength and aerobic capacities. Below is more details on the benefits of the burpee:
The burpee is a full-body, strength training exercise. With each repetition, you’ll work your chest, arms, front deltoids, thighs, hamstrings, and abs. Trust me. Your legs will feel like they’re pumping battery acid after you complete a set of burpees. They aren’t easy I promise you!
Because you’re using your full body when doing burpees and because they’re such an intense workout, the burpee is one of the best exercises to burn fat. Studies have shown that high intensity exercises, like burpees, burn up to 50% more fat than conventional strength training exercises. They’ve also been shown to speed up your metabolism which helps you burn more calories throughout the day. If you’re looking to get rid of that spare tire, step off the elliptical machine and start doing burpees.
Many men and women today spend hours a week in the gym sculpting washboard abs and bowling ball biceps. While those muscles look nice, they don’t do much for you when you have save your own life. Burpees are an effective exercise for developing the conditioning and endurance, the manly vim and vigor to tackle any challenge.
Free. That’s right.. FREE
There are no fancy gizmos, classes, or gym memberships required to perform a burpee. All you need is your body, a floor, and an iron will.
You can do this exercise anywhere. On the road? Bust some out in the hotel room. Don’t have a gym membership? Get your burpee on at the park.
How do you Perform a burpee?