Burpees are one of those love-hate exercises - you'll hate doing them, but you'll love what they do for you. Burpees are a simple exercise, don't require any equipment at all, and work just about your entire body, very quickly, with just a few reps.

How to do a Burpee
  • From a standing position, squat down and place your hands on the floor next to your feet.
  • Kick your legs backward, so you're in a push-up position.
  • Pull your legs back to their starting position, and explode upward, ending with a jump into the air.

Here's a quick video demonstration

Learn More:  There's a great write up with more information, and even some additional types of Burpees, on the Art of Manliness website. (this is a blog worth subscribing to, by the way, so check it out.)

Legal Disclaimer (don't blame me).

Warning - I am NOT a licensed physical trainer, therapist, nutritionist, or a doctor.  I am a regular guy who just happens to love exercise and fitness.

Exercise can be dangerous if done incorrectly or in excess.  I can't see you, and you can't see me, to know if you're doing an exercise incorrectly, which could lead to injury.

Please Please Please seek help / advice / counsel from a local professional before starting a new program, or before doing an exercise you're unfamiliar with.  This information is intended as a guide to point you in the right direction.  If you aren't familiar with the exercises described herein, I highly recommend seeking professional advice before trying them.