But burpees can be painful.
I’m all for pain, but it has to be the RIGHT kind of pain.
I want to ensure that you’re doing burpees in a way to keep your wrists and back safe.
You can easily modify a burpee so that you can work up to the full on burpee (and beyond) by doing a full body extension or burpee walk out to start.
Make sure to keep a flat back and tight abs to ensure you don’t strain your back when you go into the plank position.
As well, if you have any wrist pain, neutralize the wrist by doing your burpees on a dumb bell.
You can get your hands on fun Challenge Burpee workouts and you’ll find all kinds of great ways to modify and vary the already awesome burpee. Here’s a video explaining how to do burpees safely with my pal Rick Kaselj:
Check out his ‘Fix my Shoulder Pain‘ program.
Also, you’ll find a great video on proper squatting technique here. Rick’s ‘Fix My Knee Pain‘ program is really great to help you keep active if you have any of knee issues.
I’m looking forward to his ‘fix my back pain’ program coming out in October (stay tuned for that).