The Burpee Exercise is a classic movement that will build your total-body strength and endurance.
The Burpee Exercise forms part of the Golf Strength and Endurance series of innovative and dynamic exercises that are designed to efficiently increase your stabilising strength – supporting proper body alignment, movement patterns, and energy transfer within the golf swing, and helping to prevent injuries.
- Start by standing tall, in perfect posture, with your arms at your sides.
- Bend over and squat down to place your hands on the floor, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
- While holding upper body in place, kick your legs back, landing on your toes with your body in a plank position – your body forming a straight line from your ears to your ankles.
- Keeping your upper body in place, pull your legs forwards under your body, returning your feet to their original position.
- Jump up explosively, landing in your original standing posture.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Keep your abdominal muscles engaged throughout the movement.
Keep your head in a neutral position as you thrust with your legs, your eyes looking at a point on the floor under you.
You should feel it working your whole body.
As your fitness improves, you can increase the intensity of this exercise by performing it faster and jumping higher. You can also progress to the more challenging Burpee with Push-Up Exercise.
If you find this exercise too difficult at first, or you tire and begin to lose form part-way through the set, remove the jump and just stand up normally instead.
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