The burpee is a high-intensity exercise that recruits the entire body to build strength and aerobic capacity. It is common in CrossFit workouts and group fitness classes, but can also be performed for time or reps in any fat-loss or athleticism-focused circuit or workout.
Builds muscular endurance and strength in the lower and upper body
Requires core and lower-back strength to keep a neutral spine on the push-up and jump
Cardiovascular challenge that also builds endurance, balance, and coordination
Can be performed for high reps for a serious challenge