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The Move of the Day is a Burpee

Posted 05/17/2013 | By HealthCorps

The burpee involves several individual moves that in combination work your abdominal core, your arms and your legs.  Drop to a crouch, hands in front of feet, and then with your hands flat on the ground, jump your legs back so you are in a full push up stance.  Hold for a split second, (optional – perform one pushup), then jump your feet back to behind your hands and pop up into a jump.

You can add a degree of difficulty when you pop up by performing a jumping jack, before you drop to the crouch and repeat.  Perform 5 – 10 as a beginner and work up to 2 sets of 10, with 15 jumping jacks in between sets.

If you want to view an instructional video, you can just search for a burpee video demonstration online – there are dozens.  Remember that this is a complicated move and quite taxing, so start off with just a few until you get the hang of it

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