This weeks exercise is a Burpee! It is a very popular exercise used in group fitness classes and boot camps but I would say it’s not a very popular exercise for the people doing it! The reason being is it is a challenging exercise that will test your strength and cardiovascular endurance. Any full body movement that involves jumping gets the heart rate up high because all those working muscles are trying to get oxygen and your blood brings that oxygen to them. More muscles used = increased cardiac output and increased oxygen uptake.
The Burpee shown in this video is a modified basic version and the burpee at the end is a regular basic version. As I mentioned before, it is a full body movement working the muscles in your upper and lower body as well as strengthening your core, improving coordination and building cardiovascular endurance. There are many variations to this exercise and I will be showing more versions in the future because I know how everyone just loves Burpees! 🙂