Burpees

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First off, what are burpees? Burpees have a dumb name, but they’re actually pretty awesome. They combine strength training and aerobic conditioning as few other bodyweight exercises ever could. And burpees also have a special place in the Spartan world. For a number of good reasons, it’s one of the best exercises you can do. If you’re competing in a Spartan race, you’re going to have to do burpees. A lot of them. Every time you fail an obstacle, in fact. And you’ll probably fail a lot of obstacles Spartan races are meant to be tough.

But Seriously, What are burpees? First of all, why the hell is it called that? It turns out that burpees are named after their inventor, a physician Royal H. Burpee. He invented them in the 1930s as a quick tool for testing physical fitness. The burpee was later popularized in World War II when the United States Army adopted it as part of the physical fitness assessment for new recruits

Now, for real though—what is a burpee? The classic burpee is a four-count movement consisting of four steps: Begin in a standing position. Move into a squat position with your hands on the ground(count 1) Kick your feet back into a hand plank position, while keeping your arms extended (count 2)Immediately return your feet into squat position (count 3)Stand up from the squat position (count 4)

Answering the question. What are burpees? makes it sounds pretty simple and it is, at least until you start building on it. But simple doesn’t mean easy burpee is one of the best exercises you can do.

I’m going to share my burpee video with everyone. It was my first time doing burpess and it killed me 3 sets 10reps. If you enjoyed this post then don’t forget to like share follow and comment. amin@physicalabtivity.com