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- When doing pushups or squatthrusts or burpees, try to push the ends of your fingers into the floor, as if trying to get a grip on a basketball.
- In an hour, Bryant and her postnatal clients do jumping jacks, running, burpees, sit-ups and anything else to bounce back.
- Level surfaces for pushups, burpees and crunches are also abundant.
1930s: named after Royal H. Burpee, American psychologist. The original usage was Burpee test, in which a series of burpees are executed in rapid succession, designed to measure agility and coordination.
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