The burpee and half burpee

The burpee and half burpee

Oct 13, 2016, 8:55:45 PM Sport


Hello fitness Fanatics! 


Today I want to go over the Legendary burpee & half burpee.  I have participated in both exercises during my CrossFit class, and have to say I think the "half burpee" is harder, especially when you are reaching fatigue but both exercises are considered to be somewhat of an advanced workout. There are many ways to make burpees a bit more challenging but I want to keep it simple for our sake, I don't want to confuse anyone.  I might decide to add some tips at the end to make it more challenging if I have time but honestly, just doing 5 burpees can be challenging enough for most people, let alone more than that. Personally, I don't mind the burpees, but I have learned to hate them during CrossFit because of everything else that comes along with doing it.  This isn't an exercise I would recommend to just anyone, especially if you have never done them, or have prior injuries or conditions/present injuries. I think this is an exercise that shouldn't be taken lightly, people have been known to get injured doing burpees because they are hitting fatigue and mess up the form/technique or because they don't know what they are doing. I have posted two videos at the top demonstrating both exercises, please adhere to them before jumping into this exercise and as always, consult with your doctor before starting any exercises. 


How many of you like doing burpees? which do you prefer, the burpee or half burpee? which is harder in your opinion? How many burpees can you do in 1 minute? 


I normally write down the how to portion on each of my exercises but decided for this particular exercise it was best to not do it, to keep people from being confused. Although if you are someone who wants the words, I don't mind sending you the steps to perform a proper burpee without injury. 


Benefits of the burpee?

  • Full body strength training exercise
  • Functional exercise
  • Works the arms, chest, quads, glutes, hamstrings, core
  • Require no equipment
  • dynamic exercise
  • mentally stimulating
  • builds endurance
  • Improved anaerobic capacity
  • helps with weight loss

If any of you want to do this activity, and let me know your score that would be splendid:


time yourself for 1 minute and see how many burpees you can do in under a minute, then take your break and time your self for 1 minute and see how many half burpees you are capable of doing. I would love to see how well everyone did, and don't worry about being judged, I am not here to judge you. My blog is a judgement free zone. I will give you my score if anyone is interested in knowing sometime this week possibly (Saturday maybe). Thanks for reading, please feel free to share, comment, like, and or reblog.


Your fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xoxo

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