The Burpee Exercise

The ultimate fat burner!

Basic Information

I have chosen to do the “burpee” exercise. It’s a full body exercise used in strength training and aerobics, great for losing weight and getting fit fast! The basic movement is performed in 5 steps, although there are many alternate ways to perform this exercise.


1) Begin in a standing position

2) Drop into a squat position with your hands on the ground

3) Kick your feet back, while keeping your arms extended, then do a push up.

4) Immediately return your feet to the squat position

5) Jump up from the squat position.

Backround Information

The exercise was named in the 1930s for American physiologist Royal H. Burpee. This person also invented the "Burpee Test." This exercise has been around for almost 100 years, and since its invention, there have been many alternate, more tricky ways of performing the exercise invented.


This exercise requires NO equipment, however some of the alternate ways of performing said exercise might!

Additional Information

This exercise is great for losing weight, very intense!


Royal H. Burpee developed the Burpee Test and earned a PhD is physiology from Columbia University 1940 and created the "Burpee" exercise as part of his PhD thesis.


Burpee World Records:

At 4 pm on May 17, 2014, in Greenwood, SC, Cameron Dorn broke two burpee world records: the most burpees performed in 12 hours with 5,657 and the most burpees completed in 24 hours with 10,105.

At 6 am on October 21, 2013, in Portland, OR, Lloyd Weema broke the burpee world record: the most chest to ground burpees performed in 72 hours with 9,480.