Why Burpees Are Good

why burpees are goodThe dreaded burpee… The exercise we all love to hate…

Yet, should you really be hating on burpees or should you actually just learn to love them?

I mean, lets be honest… If an exercise gets made into a shirt slogan, it has to be pretty dang good right?

I would have to say, yes…

The fact that this exercise can have you sweating in under 30 seconds is pretty amazing… Plus you work dozens of muscles with every rep! Upper body, lower body, core, your endurance…

Below are five reasons that I challenge you to start loving this unique and very challenging exercise. Be sure to read to the end and take a look at the two challenges I have for you!

1. You will burn a ton of calories.

Research tells us that the more muscles we engage during a workout, the more calories we will burn. When doing a burpee, you engage your core, upper body, and lower body. Essentially every muscle in your body has to work together to make this movement happen.

This means that you will burn a ton of calories while doing burpees and have extended calorie burn once your workouts are finished.


2. There are a ton of variations. 

You can add just about anything to make the already difficult burpee, even harder. Take a look at a few of the variations below:

  • Burpee with a Sky High (jump bringing knees to chest)
  • Burpee Pull-Ups
  • Burpee Box Jumps
  • Burpee with Dumbbells
  • Barbell Burpees

…To name a few…

I am making up new burpee variations all the time, so get creative with it.

==> The Big Book of Beautiful Burpees <—— Over 50 burpee variations… FIFTY! 

3. They can be added to just about any workout.

Upper, lower, or full body day… It doesn’t matter. Burpees can be added in. In fact, I can’t think of the last time I worked out when I didn’t incorporate burpees somewhere in the workout.

They are perfect to be placed as a finisher or to be put in between exercises.

why burpees are good1Try one of my burpee finisher challenges: 50 burpees as fast as possible. That is it. Time it and beat it each time you do it. My current record is 2 minutes and 51 second to complete all 50.

4. Incredible cardio workout.

You want to sweat, breath heavy, and feel as though you just sprinted the mile… All in under 60 seconds? Burpees will do this.

If you do not believe me, try doing as many burpees as possible in 60 seconds… Then come back and tell me how you feel.

5. You can do them anytime, anywhere.

No matter if you are at home, the park, gym, or on vacation in your hotel room… You can do burpees and burn a ton of calories.

All you need is a 5X5 area and you are good to go.

The burpee may be the single greatest exercise of all time. Aside from sprints, this comes in at number two when trying to burn massive amounts of belly fat.

So stop hating and start appreciating (like that rhyme?)

My Burpee Challenges

Burpee Challenge #1: Do 50 burpees as fast as possible, then comeback and leave a comment with how long it takes you. Beat my 3:01, and get a free gift!==> Update: I just beat my record and got 2:51. Now if you can get below 3 minutes, you get a FRE gift 🙂 

Burpee Challenge #2: Complete 2 minutes of punisher squats (20 seconds of bodyweight squats followed by a 10 second hold and repeat for two minutes)

Once the two minutes is up, immediately do as many burpees as possible in 60-seconds. If you can get 22 or higher, you get a free gift!

BOOM. Get after it!

P.S. My good friend Shawna has a full Burpee Workout Program that was just released today! Go check it out and get the amazing Bonus that she has put together for you ==> Are you up for ‘Challenge Burpee?’