Breaking Down the Burpee

In the current world of fitness, there are a lot of different people and companies attempting to get their hands on your fitness dollars with all kinds of machines, gadgets, and supplements. But it’s important to remember that there are a ton of exercises still out there that require nothing but your body and commitment. One of the best options is the burpee. It’s an exercise that almost everyone has heard of, but it is also one that the majority of people are performing wrong.

Blast your stamina and fat loss through the roof!

This is a shame as, according to Ross Enamait,   “A few minutes of Burpee conditioning will quickly convince you that your own natural body weight provides plenty of resistance for an ass-kicking workout that blasts your stamina and fat loss through the roof.”

Nick Tumminello adds that to do a burpee the proper way it needs to be “more with the hips, to cause less problem with the back.”

And Nick would know, as his fitness knowledge puts him beyond the realm of “expert”.

Nick is a Fort Lauderdale based personal trainer who brings a hybrid style to fitness, where he takes a practical approach in order to try and provide specific results. He would describe himself as an outsider in the fitness world because he refuses to draw the line. This lead Nick to branch out on his own and use his unique approach to build a successful training business.

Learn the Perfect Burpee

Now lets let Nick show us the perfect burpee:

Perfect Burpee

  • Start with a wider stance
  • Bend down with your legs, not your back – similar to a dead lift position
  • Be stiff when you jump back
  • Making the movement more about your legs makes it a more metabolic exercise

You can add on to the burpee and make it more challenging by adding a push – up in the middle and the jump at the end.

So there you have it, the Burpee. Start working it into your daily routine and see for yourself how a simple, body weight exercise, can melt fat, add tone and help up your fitness game.


Posted by Lorne Marr.
Lorne Marr is a Toronto-based fitness enthusiast and lifelong advocate of healthy living. He is on a journey to discover the best methods of training and nutrition for athletes and weekend warriors over 45. Connect with Lorne on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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