Burpee over barbell

The burpee over barbell is an exercise that takes the burpee, a popular functional fitness move, and separates each rep with a lateral jump across the barbell. It works the cardiovascular system, but also the chest, quads, glutes, hamstrings, and abs. This exercise is a favorite of many athletes, including obstacle race participants.


  1. Improves conditioning and athleticism
  2. Serious cardiovascular challenge and calorie burn
  3. Improves lateral agility

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Burpee over barbell Instructions

Burpee over barbell muscle diagram
  1. Place a loaded barbell on the floor and stand parallel to the bar with your legs shoulder-width apart. This will be your starting position.
  2. Place your hands on the floor and kick your legs back so you end up with your stomach and thighs on the floor. Your elbows should be bent. This should be done quickly.
  3. From this position, press up like you're doing a push-up and push your hips up. Jump your feet under your hips and begin to stand as you prepare to jump up.
  4. As you jump, jump laterally (to the left or right) so that you land on the other side of the bar. This is one repetition.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 and return to the other side of the bar. Repeat for recommended number of repetitions.