Four Steps to the Perfect Burpee

Four Steps to the Perfect Burpee

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Trendy workouts will come and go. But the ones that stick around are your tried and true exercises that effective when performed correctly.
 
According to Oxford Dictionaries Online, the Burpee was named after the American physiologist Royal H. Burpee.  He developed the Burpee exercise as part of his PhD thesis as a quick way to assess fitness.  The Burpee consists of a series of exercises performed in quick succession requiring agility, coordination and strength.  Today, the Burpee is a well-loved exercise of many fitness professionals as it can be used to improve total body strength and aerobic conditioning.
 
For any exercise to be effective, you must perform it properly.  The following are the four steps to performing a Burpee:

1. From a standing position, squat down placing your hands on the ground by your feet.
 
 
2. Step or jump your feet back into a plank position.  In this position, your arms should be extended, shoulder blades pulled down your back, neck in neutral and eyes looking straight down at the floor. Contract your abdominals, gluts and quads.  Do not allow your hips to sway or sag.
 
 
 
3. Perform a push up either on your toes or on your knees.
 
 
4. Step or jump your feet back into a squat position and jump straight up.

Now you can practice these steps to perfect your Burpee.  
 
You have exactly five days to practie and perfect your Burpee... stay tuned for some killer variations that will kick your 2017 derrière.
 
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