The Total-Body Move Everyone Needs to Do

Squat, plank, push-up, jump forward, explode up, and repeat. You’ve gotta love burpees (or hate them because they’re so intense!). There’s a lot going on in this dynamic move, and not only does it tone your arms, core, and legs, but it also gets the heart rate pumping, so you know it’s burning calories too. Check out this GIF to ensure you have the proper form and order of moves.

    Lower into a crouching squat with your hands on the floor.Do a squat thrust by jumping your feet back into a plank position.Do one basic push-up, bending the elbows and then straightening back to plank.Jump the feet forward to the hands, and come into a squat.Do an explosive jump straight up, getting as much height as you can.

Start off cycling through 10 in a row, or if you’re ready to step it up, try this challenge: see how many burpees you can do safely and effectively in one minute. If you prefer, you can also do a burpee by jumping first, and here’s a tutorial breaking down that version.

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The Total-Body Move Everyone Needs to Do

Squat| plank| push-up| jump forward| explode up| and repeat. You’ve gotta love burpees (or hate them because they’re so intense!). There’s a lot going on in this dynamic move| and not only does it tone your arms| core| and legs| but it also gets the heart rate pumping| so you know it’s burning calories too. Check out this GIF to ensure you have the proper form and order of moves.

    Lower into a crouching squat with your hands on the floor.Do a squat thrust by jumping your feet back into a plank position.Do one basic push-up| bending the elbows and then straightening back to plank.Jump the feet forward to the hands| and come into a squat.Do an explosive jump straight up| getting as much height as you can.

Start off cycling through 10 in a row| or if you’re ready to step it up| try this challenge: see how many burpees you can do safely and effectively in one minute. If you prefer| you can also do a burpee by jumping first| and here’s a tutorial breaking down that version.

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Everyone Can Do a Burpee – Here’s How

Whether you love ’em or loathe ’em, burpees are the best of both worlds: this challenging exercise gets your heart rate up while strengthening your entire body. If you’re looking to incorporate this effective move into your workouts ¡ª and you should! ¡ª don’t be intimidated. Just break it down.

Cameron Diaz’s longtime trainer (and Kind spokesperson) Teddy Bass has the perfect solution for discouraged beginners. Instead of jumping right into a set of burpees that only leave you breathless and discouraged, start with this easy-to-follow routine: jump into the air 10 times, then follow that with 10 squats, 10 push-ups, and 10 mountain climbers before finishing in plank for 30 seconds. Unlike a burpee, which requires quick transitions between moves, you can go through these exercises at your own pace. When you’re able to take your time and hone in on correct technique, you can build the strength you need to do a fluid burpee with ease. Depending on your current fitness level, Teddy says that after just a few weeks, you’ll be able to do a set of burpees with the best of them!

If the idea of doing a full set of burpees freaks you out, just pretend you’re training one-on-one with Teddy; in between strength-training moves, he likes to add two to five burpees for a mini boost of cardio to mix things up and keep things feeling fun.

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Everyone Can Do a Burpee – Here’s How

Whether you love ’em or loathe ’em| burpees are the best of both worlds: this challenging exercise gets your heart rate up while strengthening your entire body. If you’re looking to incorporate this effective move into your workouts ¡ª and you should! ¡ª don’t be intimidated. Just break it down.

Cameron Diaz’s longtime trainer (and Kind spokesperson) Teddy Bass has the perfect solution for discouraged beginners. Instead of jumping right into a set of burpees that only leave you breathless and discouraged| start with this easy-to-follow routine: jump into the air 10 times| then follow that with 10 squats| 10 push-ups| and 10 mountain climbers before finishing in plank for 30 seconds. Unlike a burpee| which requires quick transitions between moves| you can go through these exercises at your own pace. When you’re able to take your time and hone in on correct technique| you can build the strength you need to do a fluid burpee with ease. Depending on your current fitness level| Teddy says that after just a few weeks| you’ll be able to do a set of burpees with the best of them!

If the idea of doing a full set of burpees freaks you out| just pretend you’re training one-on-one with Teddy; in between strength-training moves| he likes to add two to five burpees for a mini boost of cardio to mix things up and keep things feeling fun.

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