Getting into Summer Shape: Burpees

Summer is right around the corner and so is the peak of the workout season.  To kick things off, we have decided to dust off a classic–and infamous–bodyweight exercise: burpees.

Very similar to up-downs and squat thrusts, a burpee is a compound movement that requires balance, coordination, explosiveness and agility. The exercise can be modified to accommodate people of all levels of fitness. No matter the modification, burpees will give your whole body a worthwhile workout.

Start slowly and be sure to warm up properly beforehand. Once you’ve tired of burpees (or, more likely, they have tired of you), try some of these other bodyweight exercises: