A burpee is a cross between a plank, a pushup and a hop. The exercise sounds harmless enough (with “burp” as the first syllable, it just sounds cute and giggle-worthy)… but it is nothing to be messed around with. Sure, you may giggle the first time someone says, “Do 10 burpees,” but by the fifth time around, you’ll learn to
dread respect the word.
I have yet to realize the benefits of them, but they are getting easier (or I’m getting more adept at figuring out the tricks around doing them properly). Perhaps one day, I will even do them on my own. Until that day, I have bootcamp.