I have a love and hate relationship with Burpees. They are hard to do, but its one of the best body weight exercises for building strength or to burn fat. When I plan my routine for the day I grimace to put Burpees in to it, but I know I will use so many muscles to perform a Burpee and the result is so visible, so I actually like it. I have included a great Burpee combo in this 10 Minutes Quick Fit Workout. I use Burpees, because for me it’s a recovery exercise, they help me to quickly pull myself together after a weekend with no workouts or when I don’t feel in my best shape.
Do you know where the word Burpee comes from? I had no idea, so I googled it and found it out from Wikipedia. According to that and the Oxford English Dictionary “the exercise was named in the 1930s for American physiologist Royal H. Burpee, who developed the Burpee test. “
We used to do many reps of this exercise during my school years, but I couldn’t remember how hard they were.
The 10 Minutes Quick Fit Workout has 4 exercises and I was using a 5 kg medicine ball to challenge myself a bit. I have got this weighted leather ball a while ago and I love it. It makes my home workouts harder and more versatile. Originally I planned to get a medicine ball which weights 8 kgs, but fortunately I thought it over and got the 5kgs ball. When you workout with a medicine ball you use strength, coordination and stamina, its not as easy as it looks.
How do you like my new medicine ball?
10 MINUTES QUICK FIT WORKOUT
1, 10 reps Push Up – Side Plank Burpee
2, 20 reps Bicycle with medicine ball
3, 10 reps Woodchoppers to each side with medicine ball
4, 20 reps Backward lunges
You could make this Quick Fit Workout harder by doing it for 12, 15 or 20 minutes.
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