The Burpee Exercise
The ultimate fat burner!
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.
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!
Instead of jumping straight up and down, you can jump on a box! This technique is called the Box-Jump Burpee.
To make things interesting, you can jump over obstacles while doing the exercise! This technique is known as the Jump-Over Burpee.
To mix things up, you can jump forward and not straight up! This is called the Long-Jump Burpee.
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.