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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Burpees with Lateral Hops

by Nellie

Weekly Wednesday Workout: Burpees With Lateral Hops

Its no secret that I am not a fan of burpees. As a matter of fact, when a fitness instructor is tells me to do them I usually give them a look of raging anger then I proceed to do them anyway. Usually after about 5 of them I am spent and begging for my mommy.  However, it is a very effective exercise that works pretty much every area of your body while providing significant cardio benefits as well. They suck, but I do them. Most times its the workout that sucks that gives you the most results!




What I like about this exercise is the jump in between makes things very real 🙂 I love how effortless this chick makes it look, meanwhile, over here I am looking not quite so elegant. I have small box steps at the gym so this is pretty easy to add to the routine. Even if I do a small set of ten, I think that is a great place to start. The only things I have to watch out for is my ankles when I jump from side to side because they are a little bit rickety weak.

Have you ever done burpees? Ever tried it with this variation?

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Winter Sundays January 23, 2013 - 12:28 pm

Ohh I love this! Thanks for sharing. Think I will try these. Funny, I don’t mind burpees as much as I used to. . .I always feel super accomplished when I get them done!

Joi January 23, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Burpees are the devil! That’s my motto! However, I do them on occasion. I can’t say that I’ve tried this variation. I like it. I will see how many I can do in a minute, Thanks for the video.

00124409691716641594 January 23, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Wow. Not only have I never done a burpee, I’d never heard of it until just now. I’m fairly sure they would kill me. That you do them (gracefully or not) I think is fantastic. Maybe one day I’ll try it.

Sherelle January 23, 2013 - 9:55 pm

I used to curse during my entire workout classes…lol! I’m a big baby when it comes to exercising, but like you said, ” the workouts that suck are the most effective.”

Robyn January 23, 2013 - 9:58 pm

No, I’ve never tried those, I must give them a go!

KalleyC January 24, 2013 - 12:54 pm

There is no way I can do those gracefully. I’m happy if I can just get 10 done. This is a challenge.

Marie Young January 24, 2013 - 1:01 pm

Never tried it but will be trying it tonight in the gym girl. Thanks for sharing this post with us!

Britton January 24, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Ugh! I just CAN’T with the burpees! Those things are sooo hard, but you are right, they work your ENTIRE BODY! I may have to start these…eventually!

Cam January 24, 2013 - 6:27 pm

that right there is the very definition of me making a fool of myself. that being said – if i HAD to do them, i would…. with an attitude.

Kristiina January 26, 2013 - 9:42 pm

Nellie, you are so motivating. I haven’t done burpees in YEARS. I am going to have to bring them back into my routine.

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