Why burpees are an awesome exercise

Posted: October 3, 2014 in Fitness Training Tips!
Tags: , , , , ,

WOD @allandnieva.me

Ok, burpees are awesome.

Now… don’t get me wrong – I hate burpees.

But I still think they’re awesome.

They aren’t pleasant, but when was the last time you did something ‘pleasant’ that helped strengthen your body, torch fat, and improve your overall fitness? Exactly.

I don’t do them because they’re fun. I do them because they me get awesome. Now that I’m turning 40, I need all the help I can get. Just sayin’… =D

Having said that, here are my top 5 reasons for doing burpees.

1. They’re a great addition to any workout

When I’m on the road, adding burpees to my routines helps bring the entire workout to another level.

2. They work your entire body and your cardio abiity at the same time

Burpees are a dynamic, fast-paced, intense exercise that stresses your entire body AND cardio ability. Unlike isolation exercises like biceps curls and triceps kickbacks, burpees are a full body exercise. That means you’ll work pretty much every muscle in your body while doing them, so you’ll actually burn more calories in less time when you do burpees.

3. No equipment needed

You can do burpees anywhere since they require nothing more than your own body to do them.

4. They’ll get you stronger.WOD @allandnieva.me

Burpees are the ultimate example of functional fitness, meaning it’ll help you with everyday activities – carrying groceries, lifting a suitcase over your head in an airplane or playing with your kid at the playground.

With every rep, you’ll work your arms, chest, quads, glutes, hamstrings, and core muscles. After a few sets of burpees, your legs will feel a bit like lead, your arms will shake and you’ll feel your muscles getting stronger.

5. They boost your endurance (no treadmill necessary).

Want to get fit in a hurry? Whether your goal is to train for a race, try a new sport, get in shape for spring hiking season or just to look good, burpees will get you there, fast.

In fact, burpees are one of the best exercises EVER to boost your conditioning and endurance for sports and other activities. Even just 10 burpees in a row will make your heart pound and your breath get quicker. Do them consistently and you’ll find your conditioning getting to the next level.

allan

 

Comments
  1. Contoh Webku says:

    Our family had similar issues, thanks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s