Progressions to Perfection: The Half Burpee

We all know the Burpee.  A fantastic move to work the entire body and get the heart rate up.  

But unless you're doing the movement with good form, you are bound to injure yourself or not get the results you could be.

The solution:  start simple and progress!

I always tell my clients, there is no shame in modifying!  It doesn't mean you're slacking or taking the easy way out.  It means you're training SMART.  

You're working your muscles more effectively.  And you're letting your brain connect with your body, creating muscle memory.  Once you get the basic movement, then you can start to progress to the next level-- and continue the process.

What is a half burpee?  A burpee without the pushup.  Once you master the progressions of the half burpee, then you can add that push up movement that takes an extra strong and stable core to master!

So try this beginner to advanced pattern . Give yourself at least a few days at each level.  Only progress to the 3rd and 4th level if you feel comfortable.  Here is a suggested schedule:

Day 1-3:  Beginner

Day 4-6:  Intermediate

Day 5-8:  Intermediate-Advanced

Day 9-10: Advanced 

If you're interested in learning how to progress your fitness the right way, find a personal trainer.  Personal trainers provide support and expertise, and have learned how to train the body the right way.

Interested in working with me?  Read about my training options and  send me a message.

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