PARDON ME, I JUST BURPEED! – 30-Day Fitness Challenge
This challenge will be tough whether you choose level 1 or level 2. BURPEES are one of the toughest yet most beneficial exercises. The health benefits of burpees include strengthening major muscle groups, burning lots of calories, and improving cardiovascular fitness. Like all exercises, maximizing benefits comes with proper form. Too many times, especially with children, form is sacrificed for speed. Remind yourself and your students to slow do and concentrate on performing each part of the burpee with precision.
THE BASIC BURPEE FORM
- Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms at your sides, squat down and place your hands on the floor, about shoulder-width or slightly wider.
- Keeping your arms extended, jump your legs back and land in a plank position. Your body should be in a straight line from head to heels.
- Jump your feet toward your hands to return to the squat, then jump into the air with arms overhead, fully extending your hips and squeezing your glutes.
*Thank you EXPERIENCE LIFE by LIFETIME for the illustration and explanation of a proper burpee.
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