By BJ Gaddour
No one likes burpees. But we continue to add them to our routines because they work. They hit every last muscle in your body, they melt fat everywhere, and they force you to dig deep.
But they’re about to suck even more. These low-box variations include series of quick hand and foot drills to increase the intensity and accelerate the calorie burn. Put them all together for a quick cardio workout or a metabolic finisher.
Here’s how: Grab a low box or step. Perform the following three burpee variations in a row.
1. Low-Box Runner Burpee
2. Low-Box Lateral Runner Burpee
3. Low-Box Lateral Plyo Pushup Burpee
For each variation, do as many reps as possible in 30 seconds. Don’t rest between the exercises.
Once you’ve completed all three exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. That’s 1 round. Do up to 5 total rounds.