I hate doing “berpies” but I can’t think of a more efficient exercise. It hits upper and lower body, forces you to keep your core engaged, and spikes your heart rate.
I’m sure you’ve seen trainers making their clients do these in the gym. Bob makes me do them… Now I actually do them during my own workouts because they really get my heart going.
Here are my tips when performing a berpie:
- Don’t go too fast. Maintain your form.
- Use your abs to help pull your feet back in when you go from a plank position to hunched over.
- Keep your hands close to your shoulders, even if you do the push up.
Try doing 3 sets of these to start your workout interchanged with lunges (10 berpies, 20 lunges per leg) instead of the treadmill or 3 times throughout a weightlifting routine. If you really want a challenge, try to do 15-20 in 2 minutes. I don’t want to spoil the fun for you, but it will feel like an eternity! Don’t believe me? Give it a shot.Tweet this!