Burpees are an excellent, total-body movement that just happen to be A WHOLE LOT OF FUN (#bonus).
And because they recruit such a large number of muscles, you’ll find they’re also a big calorie burner and one hell of a cardio workout.
Burpees are not for everyone — you really need to make sure your form is decent, otherwise you’re risking injury. But once you’re over the awkwardness of the movement (and the general hatred of the pain) you’ll come around to my way of thinking.
This little workout is simple – five burpee variations, two rounds, ten minutes. But I guarantee you they’ll be some of the harder minutes of your life, in the best possible way.
As always, this workout is adjustable, based on your needs. Increase rest time when you’re starting out, take a break between rounds — whatever you need to get through it. Check out Mamamia TV's true core workout with Paper Tiger. (Post continues after video.)
As you start to feel more comfortable, simply adjust the other way. Voila! A simple, incredibly effective 10-minute workout you can do in the comfort of your own living room.
What's your favourite quick workout?