Even those who love them, hate them.

Yes, The Burpee.

Enjoy this post via the September 2011 issue of Competitor Magazine.

"Once used as an agility test for the Armed Services in WWII by Royal H. Burpee and as punishment for prisoners following the Civil War, the exercise known as the burpee is accepted as one of the best full-body strengthening moves, particularly for runners.

The high-intensity burpee engages the core, chest, triceps, shoulders, back, quads, hamstrings and fast-twitch muscles... You will be hard-pressed to find an exercise that encompasses as many myscle groups as a burpee and taxes the heart at the same time."

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Best Exercise Ever: The Burpee

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