When you want to lose weight, you should be working on the most amount of muscles possible in a single exercise. Despite what people say about CrossFit, they do have some amazing moves — one of them including the Burpee. You should also get your cardio up so your heart rate can escalate to burn those extra calories you don’t need. It’s tough to but efficient. You can lose a lot of belly fat if you do it correctly! We are here to help you do the best burpees possible so you can go on to lose weight at YOUR pace.
The burpee is effective because it’s so fast-paced. You go from a pushup to a squat to a jump, to a squat and back to a pushup. You have to make sure to do each segment correctly or else you may get injured.
The best postures for your burpee include:
The Box Burpee
In a normal burpee, you jump both feet forward from the pushup to the squat, but in the box burpee, you only do one leg at a time. You can keep a neutral position and prevent pain through this method, so it’s great for people who want to work up their hip.
One of our favorites is to do it sumo style: start with wide sumo stance instead of your feet together. It’s better for your back and knees, and it also makes for faster and safer reps. When you jump forward from the pushup, they’ll land outside of your hands. You should aim to do 3 reps with a max jump for 15 to 20 minutes straight.
How to Make Your Workout Harder
If you’ve already mastered the basic moves of the burpee, you can add a bit of a challenge by going down all the way to the floor when you do your pushups and when you jump up, try to touch the sky. You can also add pull ups to your exercise! Just be sure not to hit the ceiling.