Are Burpees for Everyone?
Check out this guest post and video by Shawna K ..plus a sample Burpee Challenge + modifications
Your clients may hear the word ‘burpee’ and want to turn tail and run. The fact is you may need to ‘sell’ the burpee to your clients. After all, we know that short intense workouts are the most effective for fat burning. Adding the burpee to workouts really increases intensity for your clients, they’ll get results faster and you’ll be the hero.
A great way to do make the burpee ‘sale’ is to make them ‘doable’. Sometimes burpees are just too difficult for clients. They don’t feel successful and they get overwhelmed. Some get dizzy and nauseous by changing levels from upright to high plank.
The burpee is still the BEST exercise for ALL your clients because you can modify it. By doing a full body extension for starters or when clients get tired this eliminates the change in level which is really helpful for those that experience nausea or dizziness. The burpee walk out is a great alternative too because it slows down the burpee and introduces the plank position.
Then there are those clients that will eat up everything you throw at them and you need to increase intensity for these clients. Of course there are ways to increase intensity for the already challenging burpee too. You can really challenge clients with mountain climber burpees, double jump burpees, sit out burpees, frogger burpees, long jump burpees…so many great burpee options to challenge your clients.
Here’s a sample workout for you to try with your clients. Do 30 seconds of work with a 5 to 10 second rest in between each exercise. Do this entire set 3 to 5 times:
- frogger burpee
- prisoner reverse lunge
- inchworm push up
- double jump burped
- plank with alternate leg lift
Feel free to provide a 30 second break in between sets if necessary, maintaining great form for each exercise is your number one priority to keep your clients safe.
Challenge Burpee is full of the ‘tried and true’ burpees in combinations with body weight exercises and simple dumb bell exercises to blast fat and up your clients fitness game.
Check out Challenge Burpee and get your clients to fall in love with burpees!
Shawna Kaminski is a retired schoolteacher of 20 years who’s found her passion in the fitness industry. She’s been a competitive athlete all her life and has competed nationally in three sports. She’s parlayed her ability to teach and her love of training into programs that you can directly benefit from. Shawna just turned 50 years old, is a mother of two teenagers and understands how busy life can be. Her workouts are short and intense and often can be done anywhere. She’s always up for a challenge and shares her fitness challenges with you. Currently she runs her own fitness boot camps and coaches clients in person and online with her amazing result getting programs.
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