Burpees benefits

1. Burpees are a major calorie burn.

Because burpees are an intense full body exercise, they burn a ton more calories than most other exercises. Research shows that high intensity exercises such as burpees burn up to 50% more fat than moderate exercising.

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Not to mention, they speed up your metabolism throughout the day, so ditch the recumbent bike and elliptical machine!

2. Increased strength.

With every rep, you work your arms, chest, quads, glutes, hamstrings, and abdominal muscles making them a full body strength training exercise and a perfect example of functional fitness.

3. Great conditioning exercise.

Whether your goal is to learn a new sport, train for a triathlon, hike a big mountain, or just look good, burpees are terrific for condition and endurance development. This exercise gets your heart pumping and fast!

4. Burpees require no equipment and can be done ANYWHERE.

5. They can be added to almost any workout and unlike running, which is a slow, monotonous form of exercise, burpees are fast paced, dynamic, and never boring.

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Like I mentioned before, burpees require no equipment but if some is available try some of these variations to mix things up!

Burpee pull ups, do a burpee in front of a pull up bar, then do a jumping pull up

Burpee knee ups, do a burpee in front of a dip station and then do a knee up

Burpee box jumps, do a burpee in front of a box or high surface and then do a box a jump.

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