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!
Royal Huddleston Burpee, an American Physiologist, created the Burpee in the 1930s. No really, that’s his name.
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.
In WWII, the US Military used the Burpee to check the fitness level of recruits. This launched the Burpee to national popularity.
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.
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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