[VIDEO] Workout of the Week - Burpees

In honor of the homecoming game on Feb. 15, this week’s exercise will hopefully get you prepared for all the jumping you will do if you choose to cheer on your fellow Patriot basketball teams. 

Burpees are a great full body exercise that can test your strength and fitness level. To perform this exercise, you first want to make sure you have enough floor space.

Start in the upright position, followed by jumping up. Then come down to a squat position with hands on the floor in front of you.  Kick your feet back to a push-up position. Quickly return back to the squat position. Then go back up to the starting position for another one. I challenge you to start out with five rounds of 10 burpees and by the end of the week attempt to do 10 rounds of 10 burpees.

For the more in-shape people, you can do these too, but add two push-ups before coming back to the starting position. If you still find that easy, then try adding a pull-up after you come up from your push-ups.  These exercises make for a good superset with any chest press or back exercise.

This exercise can be done in the gym, or in your dorm/room. 

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