Calories Burned with Burpees

Once you start exercising, you naturally develop a desire to know which exercise will help you most. In other words, you crave for an exercise that will work out all parts of our body.Apparently, there are a number of such exercises. One of them is Burpee exercise. Going by the Oxford English Dictionary, Burpee exercise is named after Royal H. Burpee, an American psychologist. Though its name sounds funny, Burpee is also funny in action. Burpee is a combination of pushup, a squat, a second squat, a leap in the air and a second leap. Burpees require one to put in extreme effort in order to complete them. Then how does Burpee benefit us and how many calories do burpees burn.


Benefits of Burpees

Burpee is listed among the best core exercises. This is because it combines many jumps with intense workouts hence burning a high percentage of body fat. The number of calories burned in this exercise is 50% more than calories burned using different types of strength exercises.

How Many Calories Do Burpees Burn?

The amount of calories burned by the body does not depend on weight alone since a lot of weight will require a lot of energy to move, but also depend on the intensity of a physical activity, your metabolism as well as conditioning level.

It is estimated that these high-intensity workout intervals burn between 8 and 14 calories per minute. One of the most significant factors is the amount of effort you put into your workouts. It is important to push yourself as far as you can to ensure you burn the maximum number of calories per minute.

An examples showing "how many calories do burpees burn" depending on weight and intensity:

Doing Burpees nonstop in one hour can help a person weighing 155 lbs burn more than 563 calories. When used by a person weighing 130 lbs, they will burn more than 472 calories. For someone with 180 lbs, they will burn not less than 645 calories. For those weighing 205lbs, they will burn more than 745 calories.

So you can do some math and get the answer, for example if you do 10 minutes nonstop, and you are 155lbs, you burn 563/6≈ 94 calories. 

How to Do Burpees

Since we have know "how many calories do burpees burn", now let's learn how to do burpees.

1. Basic Burpees

2. Burpees with Weight

The following video shows details on the instructions:

Variations of Burpees to Add Intensity

Burpees can be performed as part of a workout in any pattern. They can also constitute a complete workout. Boxing conditioning coach Ross Enamait recommends the “100 Burpee challenge”. Here, you are required to perform 100 Burpees as fast as you can. You can perform Burpee at the end of a workout or during a warm up session.

The video below will redirect to a burpee fitness video where you will learn up to ten different burpee exercises. You will repeat each one of them ten times as you rest for at least 25 seconds between each burpee. By the end of the video, you will have done 100 burpees in total.

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