Fitness with Burpees
Are you ready to take your health and fitness to a new level? If you are looking at a more advanced level of exercise in order to lose weight, consider incorporating burpees into your routine.
Burpees are considered to be one of the most effective exercises often used by seasoned athletes and fitness professionals in their training.
This is because burpees use simple movements that hit as many muscle groups and deliver an intense cardiovascular workout at the same time.
They combine various exercises and it is known to facilitate quick calorie burns.
This exercise routine was popularised when the US Army used it as a way to assess the fitness level of new recruits.
Using a series of the exercises performed in rapid succession, the test was intended to be a quick measure of agility, coordination and strength.  Because of effectiveness, it has now made its way to the fitness world and weight loss programs.

Fitness with Burpees

The burpee is a full body exercise used in strength training as well as in aerobic exercises. It is performed in four steps, and was originally known as a “four-count Burpee”:
Step 1: Begin in a standing position.
Step 2: Drop into a squat position with your hands on the ground.  (Count 1)
Step 3: Extend your feet back in one quick motion to assume the front plank position. (Count 2)
Step 4:  Return to the squat position in one quick motion. (Count 3)
Step 5:  Return to an upright standing position. (Count 4)
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It is best to use burpees as part of a training circuit with various sets.  Example: First jog for 500 meters, then do 20 burpees, and then do 20 pushups, and then go back to jogging.
By doing this, you give your muscle groups enough allowance to adjust and recover from a certain set without actually stopping your rhythm.
Do this routine for at least 30 min, 3x a week and you’ll be on your way to losing weight and getting fitter for life.

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The DVD can be followed by all mums (for example new mums or mums with older children) and can be followed by someone with a basic or a more advanced level of fitness.
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The exercises in The Healthy Mummy Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD are effective and safe and Lisa will guide you through each of the workouts. As well as assisting in the improvement of your overall fitness levels, the workouts in the DVD will also help in the burning of calories, the improvement of your core strength and the strengthening of your pelvic floor.
The six workouts are broken down into 10 and 15 minute sections that you can do when it suits you – or if you have the time and energy you can do the DVD as one 70 minute continuous workout. The Healthy Mummy Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD also covers special considerations post-birth, such as caesarean sections, back strains, muscle separation, incontinence and pelvic floor issues.
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