6 Reasons Why Burpees Should Be Your Favorite Exercise
Are you trying to get fit but can’t find time to add a gym visit into your daily schedule? Or do you just hate the thought of doing old school cardio exercises like running?
10-15 minutes of burpees a couple of times a week will do the trick!
How to Do a Burpee?
- Get into the squat position and place your hands to the front
- Extend your legs back while you simultaneously fall down into a push-up position
- Do a push-up
- Bring back your legs to the squat pose
- Jump up in the air as fast as you can
It might sound exaggerated, but the fact is you will reap tons of benefits from this one simple exercise alone.
Let's have a look at some of them:
6 Killer Reasons to Start Doing Burpees:
There is a lot of benefits of doing burpees, -here are 6 you should consider the next time you dress up in your exercise outfit:
1 - Burpees Will Make You Become Stronger
Burpees work on your entire body, all the way from your top to your bottom!
With each rep, you will be strengthening your arms, legs, chest, quads, glutes, and hamstrings.
Once you are done with a few sets of burpees, your legs will feel like pure lead. But keep in mind: Even if it feels painful and exhausting, this simple exercise will eventually help you to be stronger than ever!
2 - You'll Burn a Lot of Calories With Burpees
When you do high-intensity exercises like burpees, your body burns up to 50% more fat than when you do moderate intensity exercises.
What’s more, an intensive round of burpees speeds up your metabolism, thereby helping you burn calories throughout the day.
We LOVE the “afterburn effect”!
3 - You Can Get in Shape QUICK
Burpees are included in various CrossFit, functional fitness, or calisthenic regimes because of their great effect for both cardiovascular conditioning and building endurance.
Say, for instance, you want to get ready for a triathlon, a marathon, or just want to go hiking. Doing regular burpees can be an excellent tool to help you along the way if you aim to reach your competition and everyday fitness goals quickly.
Athletes who are training for high intensity sports like basketball, soccer, or volleyball will find this simple movement to be extremely beneficial in building their needed of strength and endurance training.
Check out what can happen when you do 30 Burpees For 15 Days...
4- Burpees Don’t Demand Expensive Equipment
The best thing about this form of exercise is that you can literally do it anywhere!
Whether you are at home, in the office, or traveling, all you would need to do is find some free space and then hit it.
Just make sure to keep the intensity high and that you get a couple of reps in to keep that fat burning for the rest of the day!
5 - You Can Easily Include Burpees into Your Fitness Regime
If you are following a certain set of exercises or training program, it's effortless to make some small adjustments to fit in a couple of burpees.
Even if you skip running for a day, you can always fall back on burpees to make sure you burn some calories.
Burpees are a form of fast-paced and dynamic exercise that will never cease to amaze you.
6 - You Will Be Able to Balance Your Body Better
A lot of times people think it is necessary to lift weights to improve their balance and posture.
That’s not always the case though:
Burpees are a great way of improving coordination between the different parts of your body and balancing it perfectly.
After doing burpees regularly, you will soon realize just how much more body control you have gained only by doing this simple exercise.
Everyone has time for burpees in their life.They can be done in your living room, in your garden, or even in your bedroom, -butt naked. The possibilities are endless, and the health effects are great!
So, what are you waiting for?
Assume the position and get on with it!
Erik Larsen is a Norwegian fitness and exercise enthusiast with over 10 years of experience from teaching busy men and woman how to get fit without going to the gym. Visit his blog at hometraininghero.com for lots of exercise guides, workout routines, and fitness science!
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