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What the hell is a BURPEE!!

Posted by Stephen of ibelin | 1:13 AM | , | 0 comments »

The burpee is a full body exercise used in strength training and as aerobic exercise. It is performed in four steps:

  • Begin in a squat position with your hands on the floor in front of you.
  • Kick your feet back, while simultaneously lowering yourself into a pushup
  • Immediately return your feet to the squat position, while simultaneously pushing up with your arms.
  • Leap up as high as possible from the squat position.
  • Repeat as fast as possible, striving for approximately 30 repetitions per minute.
I used to do them during my taekwondo training in school days. I thought it was just some warm up thingy we used to do prior doing the kicks, punches and other taekwondo stuff. I forgot all about them till few days earlier where I found this clip about Mike Rowe(Dirty Jobs, Discovery Channel, extremely cool show to watch) who does it everyday and he looks really good and fit.