Quite possibly the hardest exercise on our list, the burpee is a full body workout which is used frequently when strength training. There are four main stages when you perform the burpee: jump, squat, plank and push up.
If this is the first time you’re doing this workout, then we strongly recommend that you only do 5-10 reps. This is because the pressure you will put on your body from the exercise will be immense, as it will not be used to such high impact movement – therefore the chances of you picking up an injury will be raised.
To begin, simply stand with your feet shoulder width apart, your arms by your side and follow these 4 simple steps:
1. Jump so that your feet are just above the ground
2. When you land, use the momentum from the jump so you end up in a squat.
3. Then, push your legs back so you’re in a plank position so you can do a push up.
4. Once you have completed the push up, bring your legs back forward so you’re in a squat position, then jump up back into your starting position.