Burpees

The Low-Down on Burpees

The Low-Down on Burpees

Burpees, whether you love them or hate them, they’re an integral part of many workout programs. I’ve often been asked where in the world we came up with the name “burped”...But burpees actually didn’t start out as the dreaded high-intensity exercise they are today...Dr. Royal H. Burpee, whom burpees are named after, invented the “squat thrust” as a way to test the fitness of the average population...The burpee is praised as a great exercise because it works almost all the major muscle groups.