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Burpee

by Anthony Carey, MA

Description

The burpee is a great, dynamic exercise that has full body implications. It will also stress the cardiovascular system of your client at an anaerobic level. You will drop down, kick your feet back, and explode back up to standing. To start, your arms are at your sides. Then drop down, hands to the floor, feet kick back. Then drive the knees up to the chest and explode up into the air to standing. Each time, as you go back, you should control your lumbopelvic region and use explosive strength to overcome gravitational forces as you head back up into the air. If you want to regress this exercise, you can remove the jump at the end. Repeat one more time going back, again, driving the knees up, and then just coming up to vertical without actually leaving the ground.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.