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How to Do a Burpee

Learn how to do a burpee from Warrior Fitness Boot Camp creators Ruben Belliard and Alex Fell in this Howcast workout video.


Hi guys. I'm Ruben Belliard from Warrior Fitness Bootcamp here in New York City. Today we're going to go over how to do a burpee. A burpee is a very fun, but challenging exercise. It's great because it works all your muscle groups in your body and it gives you good cardiovascular workout, if done correctly.

We're going to start off with a few steps. We're going to break each step down. I'll give you some tips on how to perform each step, and then we'll perform the whole movement.

First step, I'll have my feet shoulder width apart. I'm going to go ahead and I'm going to drop my hands down to the floor. Straight down to the floor. Make sure my hands are flat on the floor. I don't want to be on my fingertips. I want weight on my palms.

The next step, I'm just going to jump my legs straight back, and I should land in a push up position. When I'm in this position, there's a few things I'm looking for. I'm going to make sure my shoulders are holding my hands. My back is straight. My hips are up. I'm not rocking back. I don't want to end up in this position. I want a good, solid push up position.

Once I'm done here, I'm going to drop down, do a push up, and come right back up. All right? A very basic push up. Then I'm going to hop my feet right back forward. I'm hopping forward again. My hands are still flat on the floor.

The tendency once we get to this position, is kind of to rock up, because we know we're going to stand up. Before she starts, stay down there for a split second. Then I'm going to jump up, reach up, and come off the floor, then land.

That's how you do a burpee. Those four steps, you're going to put them together. Put your hands down. Kick it down. The moment your feet touch the floor, you should be going right into the push up. Coming back up, hopping up, and jumping up. All right? That's how we do a burpee.

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