A burpee is a great strength building, calorie burning, full body exercise. It is great because it burns fat while building muscle. Burpees will improve your cardiovascular fitness, balance, strength and mobility all in one movement. A burpee on land is tough but doing a burpee on the AquaBase brings a new dimension to your workout.
Burpees on the AquaBase
How to do a burpee?
The classic burpee is a four-point move. From a standing position, drop into a squat and place your hands on the ground just in front of your feet. Then put your feet back behind you, keeping your arms extended so you are in a raised plank position. Bring your feet back up to your extended arms and stand up.
Increasing the Difficulty
The starting point of a burpee on the AquaBase is to walk your feet out and in.
If you are feeling comfortable walking your feet up, you can increase the difficulty by squat thrusting.
Once you are completing them with ease, try adding a jump instead of standing up.
Adding a jump now easy? Add a 180° jump. The change of direction and landing will have your core working hard to keep you on the AquaBase.
To make it even more difficult try a 360° jump.
There are lot of ways that ways you can make it more challenging and keep the move progressing.
FloatFit Burpee tips
These are some AquaPhysical tips to keep your burpees effective.
Complete the whole movement
Do not cut corners. To reap the full benefits of a burpee, ensure that the full movement is completed. If you start cutting corners, you lose all the benefits of the exercise.
Keep looking forward
When executing the burpee, you might be tempted to look down, but looking down to the AquaBase you will feel imbalanced. Keeping your head up and looking forward will avoid this issue and you will be less likely to fall in.
Keep your core engaged
Start with the basics
Do not rush into the hardest moves. Slowly work up through the progression moves. Once you start successfully completing moves, practice them until they are perfect and then move on to the next progression. It will take some practice. There is a lot of skill and coordination used when exercising.
Keep form consistent
The added instability will keep your core engaged to stay on the AquaBase. The instability will find your imbalances.