How to Do a Modified Burpee

How to Do a Modified Burpee

Burpees are hard. Really hard. And as effective as they can be at sending your heart rate through the roof, they aren’t ideal for 100% of exercisers 100% of the time. After all, even the strongest of athletes can unknowingly botch a burpee, trading speed and rep count for form or simply not keeping a tight enough focus on control. While this dramatically increases your risk of injury, like putting strain on the low back or the wrists as you drop into your push-ups, it also robs you of results, says Cody Braun, CPT, assistant manager of fitness at Beachbody. Related: How to Do the Total-Body Burpee What Is a Modified Burpee? A modified burpee is a good substitute for the full expression of a burpee. Slow things down, go easy on the jumping and generally tune in to maintaining total-body tension during every phase of the exercise, and you’ll not... Read More