3.8.13

I like to move it - Burpees

Burpee's are one of those moves that somehow everyone has come to dislike! I have no idea why, when it is such an awesome drill! It's a full body exercise which can be used as part of strength training and cardiovascular training. 

How:

steps to a burpee


Begin in a standing position with feet hip or shoulder width apart. Drop into a squat position and place hands on the floor (a). Kick your feet back, keeping your arms extended into a plank position...the variation in the image drops your chest to the floor (b). Quickly bring your feet back to the squat position (a), jump from the squat position and clap hands above your head (c). 

Try:

Beginners - 30 seconds
Intermediate / Advanced - 1 minute 

Regression - If you have an injury, you can reduce the impact by stepping into plank position and removing the jump at the top. 

Progression - 4 minute tabata set (20 seconds burpees performed as fast as possible, 10 seconds rest)

There are certain moves that a class is not complete without and a burpee is one of them ;) They are even included in my Quick & SimpElle Workout #1

pin it to save for future reference ;)

Go on and give this highly, highly underrated exercise a go...

Elle :) x

P.S Safety always comes first. If you are new to exercise ensure you seek advice from your GP. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, wear appropriate clothing and carry out drills in a suitable space. Technique is paramount, and nothing should hurt. Should you experience pain, discomfort, nausea, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath etc, STOP and consult your GP. 

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