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Burpees: the Basics and the Benefits.

Burpees: the Basics and the Benefits. - Boardgains

Why are burpees part and parcel of our daily exercise you ask?  One they are for everyone meaning everyone despite their age or weight can do them, two it is literally a full-body exercise and three they are simple and can be done anywhere including my or your living room. 

So how do we do burpees? This is how burpees are done and why you should add them to your favorite exercise. Just follow these simple steps:

  • First, stand up straight, then get into a squat position with your hands on the floor in front of you.
  • Kick your feet back into a push-up position and immediately drop your chest to the ground.
  • Bow your chest up, then return your feet back to the squat position as fast as possible.
  • Immediately jump up into the air as high as you can.

They’re great for conditioning the body - Burpees are great for developing conditioning and endurance! And they get your heart rate up — fast! Burpees are a great way to get in shape quickly, whether your goal is to learn a new sport, train for a triathlon, hike a big mountain, or, just to look good.

Offers a full-body workout- Another reason why Burpees are cool is that they use your body weight for resistance. With burpees, the focus is on a full-body workout that aims to build muscle strength and endurance in both your lower and upper body. A standard burpee exercise works to strengthen the muscles in your legs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, arms, chest, and shoulders.

Convenient and Versatile- You don’t need any equipment to do burpees. All you need is your own body weight and enough space to do the move. So, even if you’re in a small apartment, a hotel room, or a tiny office, you can still get your blood pumping by doing burpees.

Burns Calories - Most people can do about 20 burpees in a minute. Based on this, the table below shows how many calories you can burn by doing burpees nonstop for a minute. This means that by doing cardio at high density you will burn more fat, isn't that want we all want in 2022?

We at Boardgains have given you the cheat code now it’s your turn to make it happen, remember we are rooting for you and your fitness goals this year.

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