Why the heck would you choose to do 10,000 of this specific torture... errrr... I mean workout? Burpees suck!
I cannot argue about burpees sucking. Plain and simple, burpees do, in fact, suck. Sometimes the things that are best for you suck the most. Burpees are great for you for several reasons:
1) Burpees are a full body workout The burpee is a quick, hard hitting workout for almost every muscle group. 1 burpee engages the legs, arms, back, glutes, shoulders, and core.
2)Burpees are cardio! Most gym people love strength training but aren't as big on cardio. cardio can be tedious and some cardio exercises, such as running, take a heavy toll on your joints. Burpees are a fast paced, relatively low impact way to get your heart pounding! Even hard core athletes will be sucking air and feeling the pain after a set of burpees!
3) Burpees can be done by anyone and almost anywhere! Burpees don't require any equipment or special training. They can be done outside, inside, at the gym, at work, or literally just about anywhere (certain places like busy streets, on the edge of a cliff, etc. are not recommended). If you can't perform a full burpee, you can do a modified burpee until you can do a full burpee!
So, are you wanting to build your strength? Burpees are for you. Build your endurance? Burpees are for you. Lose weight? Burpees are for you. Just about any fitness goal can be advanced through burpees!
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