Begin in squat position with hands on floor in front of you
Kick feet back into push-up position
Return feet to squat position
Jump up as high as possible and reach arms overhead
Return to start position; repeat for specified time
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Coaching Points: Keep core tight and back straight // Push legs out and bring them back in as quickly as possible // Explosively jump as high as possible, fully extending arms toward ceiling // Perform exercise as quickly as possible
Dr. Moreau: Burpees is one of those exercises where he not only gets core strength and endurance, he gets mentally tough, because performing it last in the circuit makes it extremely difficult.