Movement Tip: The Burpee

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The infamous Burpee, as demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is often the movement we all love to hate the most. And that is no surprise considering how quickly you can get puffed doing this movement. But it’s a skill we want to retain for as long as possible throughout our lives, simply because of the importance of being able to get yourself back up when you are on the ground. So even if you find the movement the movement too challenging, ask your coach to give you a modified version that will keep you picking yourself up off the floor whenever you need. If you have core or back issues, then most definitely find a modified version that works for you as it is possible to hurt your back if you are fatigued and throwing yourself up and down to the ground.

Points Of Performance

  • Place hands on the ground shoulder-width apart
  • Jump to push-up position
  • Lower chest and thighs to the ground
  • Jump feet towards the hands
  • Jump vertically with full hip and knee extension
  • Arms extend overhead during the jump
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