The athlete performs two push-ups after assuming the plank position. This cancels the drive from landing after the jump and makes the next jump harder. Each part of the burpee might be repeated to make it even harder.
The athlete jumps over an obstacle between burpees.
Jump up burpee
The athlete jumps up as high as they can in at the end of the movement and before beginning the next burpee.
Knee push-up burpee
The athlete bends their knees and rests them on the ground before performing the push up.
The athlete jumps forward, not upward.
Combine a muscle-up (a variation of a pull-up) with the jump or do a muscle-up instead of the jump.
The athlete uses only one arm for the whole exercise including the pushup.
One leg burpee
The athlete stands on one leg, bends at the waist and puts hands on ground so they are aligned with shoulders. Next jump back with the standing leg to plank position. Jump forward with the one leg that was extended, and do a one-leg jump. Repeat on opposite side.
Following one burpee on the ground, the athlete jumps upon a table and performs the second burpee on the table, then jumps back to the initial position.
Combine a pull-up with the jump or do a pull-up instead of the jump.
Starting in plank position perform a push-up, then with hands maintaining position on the floor quickly bring feet forward so that the toes are even with the hands, then return to plank position.
The athlete bends at waist and places hand shoulder-width apart to the side of right or left foot. Jump both legs out to side and land on the outer and inner sides of your feet. Jump back in, jump up, and repeat on opposite side.
Same as a four-count burpee except the fourth count is only standing up from the squat instead of jumping.
The athlete pulls their knees to their chest (tucks) at the peak of the jump.
8 count body builder, a burpee with a jumping jack on the ground. The 8 counts are
According to Oxford Dictionaries Online, the exercise was named in the 1930s for American physiologist Royal H. Burpee, who developed the burpee test. He earned a PhD in applied physiology from Columbia University in 1940 and created the "burpee" exercise as part of his PhD thesis as a quick and simple way to assess fitness. The exercise was popularized when the United States Armed Services adopted it as a way to assess the fitness level of recruits when the US entered WWII. Consisting of a series of the exercises performed in rapid succession, the test was meant to be a quick measure of agility, coordination and strength.