5 Fun Facts About Burpees

Peace, Love & Burpees!

But wait, haven’t you ever wondered where Burpees came from and why they’re so popular?

Check out these fun facts to find out!

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Royal Huddleston Burpee, an American Physiologist, created the Burpee in the 1930s. No really, that’s his name.

Fun Fact #2

The Burpee was originally meant to be a fitness test. Think about it: you need agility, coordination, and strength to pull off a good Burpee.

Fun Fact #3

In WWII, the US Military used the Burpee to check the fitness level of recruits. This launched the Burpee to national popularity.

Fun Fact #4

Cameron Dorn holds the world record for doing the most Burpees in 24 hours – 10,105! Keep that in mind next time you think your trainer is making you do too many.

Fun Fact #5

The Burpee is a great at-home exercise. You could even do a few right now (hint hint). To perform a Burpee, start from a standing position and jump down onto your hands and toes – like the beginning of a pushup. From there, bring your feet up to your hands. Then, jump up with your hands above your head.

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