5 reasons burpees should be your favorite exercise

Burpees are an amazing exercise that hammers your core and builds stamina. Here’s five reasons they should be your favorite.

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1. Conditioning and endurance

Why do you think burpees are part of all the most popular workouts (like CrossFit)?

Burpees get the heart rate up quickly and help you improve cardio endurance.

2. They make you stronger

The burpee is a full body strength training exercise.

Your work your arms, chest, quads, butt, hamstrings, and abs. After a few sets of burpees, your legs should feel a little bit like lead.

3. Burn a ton of calories

Burpees fire up your metabolism and make you burn calories like crazy.

Research shows that high intensity exercise like burpees burn up to 50% more calories that moderate exercise like the elliptical machine.

4. You can do them anywhere

In the gym, the living room, back yard or hotel room – burpees require no equipment. You can do them anywhere for free!

5. They compliment any workout

Wether you are running, biking, lifting weights or taking a Zumba class you can add on a few sets of burpees to add an extra punch to your workout.

Here’s the correct way to do burpees. Some even say its not a burpee without a pushup.

Author: Kristen Leontie

Fitness trainer to the stars (of Newton Ma), athlete, pro runner and dog lover...

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