burpee

Burpees may sound endearing – like something a doting mum might coo at a windy baby  – but do enough of them, fast enough, and they will straight up make you want to die. However, they’ll also get you very fit, very quickly – so it’s worth learning how to do a burpee properly.

  • A well executed burpee will work your core, shoulders, triceps, chest, calves, thighs and balls of your feet. And it burns lots of calories. WOW
  • The Burpee is a bit complicated to start with so it sometimes helps to break the exercise into two halves until you've got the hang of it and can put it all together
  • Men's Health said that a burpee is so tough that performing about 10 fast-paced reps is just as effective at revving your metabolism as a 30-second all-out sprint, according to a recent study published by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Here’s Kelsey Lee from XHIT Daily to demonstrate “how to get your burpee on". She doesn’t even snicker when she says “how to get your burpee on", so you know she’s a true pro.

How to Do a Burpee by XHIT Daily

So that’s yer basic burpee, but an incredible number of variants have been developed over the years. Here are 44 of them, in quick succession, from workout vlogger Funk Roberts. Get ready to be amazed.

44 Best Burpee Exercises Ever by Funk Roberts

You’ll know you’ve tamed the burpee (and become impressively fit) when you can do 100 in a row, swapping styles as you go. If you’re already at that stage, give this Fitness Blender workout a blast. But be warned: when they say “madness", they really do mean madness.

100 Burpees Workout Challenge by Fitness Blender

Ow.