Every gym-goer keeps a mental log of their favorite as well as least favorite exercises and, in certain cases, a particular move will wind up on both lists. Confused? Don’t be, because we’re talking about burpees. As grueling as they are, burpees also build strength, boost cardiovascular fitness, and improve balance while targeting every part of your body. The burning in your legs and lungs is a relatively small price to pay.
Since everyone’s fitness level, time constraints, and equipment access vary, we’ve rounded up routines to meet just about every need. Try one of these six workouts to kick your metabolism into fat-burning mode.
1. The New Dad Workout
Though Men’s Health designed this workout with new fathers in mind, it’s the perfect routine for anyone who doesn’t have time to make it to the gym. It’s also remarkably simple because the entire 15-minute workout is composed entirely of burpees. Start at level 1 difficulty and perform six burpees in one minute. The remaining time before the next minute starts is your rest. To make this workout more challenging, increase the number of reps per minute.
Since this workout is so bare bones, form is more important than ever. Check out this tutorial from Greatist if you need some pointers.