There. I’ve said it.
Love it or hate it. The burpee is a mainstay in most fitness routines. I’ve even used it in my programming, although sparingly. Don’t get me wrong, the burpee is a solid exercise covering many different muscles groups while including strength, balance work, and power development. Although I normally see people use it as an ending metabolic finisher or something to throw in and get their clients tired. Honestly, it actually pains me to watch people run through technique without activating the correct muscles.
There’s a lot going on in that seemingly simplistic exercise, but that’s for another day and another breakdown.
Today I’m going to talk about doing something different with your burpee. Giving it a little bit more mobility, while also working on your motor control and endurance.
I usually breakdown the normal burpee into 3 different pieces. No different here.
This Superhero burpee includes a forward crawl, lateral jump, and even a cartwheel!
Take a look below to see how you can turn your burpee more superheroic: Spider-Man Style!
If you liked the video and want to develop your body’s endurance and conditioning, check out The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Conditioning!