How To Do A Burpee | The Right Way | Well+Good

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Burpees are one of the most challenging moves in the fitness world. Charlee Atkins is here to tell you how to do a burpee the right way! She breaks down the move step by step, which is really a combination of a plank, a push-up, a squat, and a jump. Charlee guides us through form cues on every part of the move, and give us some great modifications. Watch now to up your burpee game, or to learn how to do it! #burpees #howtodoaburpee #wellandgood

Burpee Breakdown:
1. Wide knees for a strong jump
2. Jump and land softly into a squat
3. Squat with your head in line with your tailbone, and chest up
4. Place your hands down with your knees wider than your elbows
5. Keep a flat back and jump your feet back so that you land into a plank
6. Plank with your shoulders over your wrists, and a straight line from your head to heels
7. Lower your plank into a push-up keeping the straight line from your head to your heels
8. Jump your knees to the outsides of your elbows
9. Stand upright
10. Repeat from the top!

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  1. Nurul Asyikin on May 30, 2020 at 6:33 am

    this is how my sergeant used to bully us but think again on what we gain, this is superb exercise and for our good body. Thanks sergeant!

    • SyNc_ Aqua on September 18, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      My ROTC sergeant told us if we act up he’ll make us do burpees till he gets tired and he’ll sit and watch😂

    • Mustaza Mohd on June 4, 2021 at 9:03 pm

      do you an army from boleh land country?

    • Dazai Shorts on August 16, 2021 at 6:50 am

      @Mustaza Mohd hahahhahah boleh land

  2. Kaushik Sarkar on June 13, 2020 at 3:50 am

    The way she jumps and goes to squat position, it seems she weighs just 25 pounds , I find burpees really harder than any other exercise I usually do , thanks mam 🙏

    • Tulla on June 7, 2021 at 8:04 pm

      Yup it’s a combo of squat jumps and push up. Both tough for beginners.

    • Tool Time on September 7, 2022 at 5:35 pm

      its easy to do any exercise if you are skinny as a bone. but the benefit of being fat and doing that is a greater effect because you burn tons of calories moving around lots of bodyweight. so there is always a bright side in the shadows. 🙂

    • Claudia Moore on September 27, 2022 at 7:27 pm

      @Tool Time the first part of your comment just isn’t true.. coming from a skinny person. the woman in the video is a professional, that’s why it’s easy for her.

    • necro on November 25, 2022 at 2:15 am

      @Claudia Moore True, she’s not skinny—she’s all muscle.

  3. TMD3453 on August 1, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks, great! Want to do it right if going to be doing a lot of these! Breathing right definitely helps. All the best,

  4. kyle metcalfe on August 17, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Amazing direction content and instruction. Clear and precise. Well done

  5. F Ponce on December 11, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Good job communicating the 4 different exercises that make up a burpee .
    As well as the proper form of each exercise in the burpee
    Nice and thorough video.

  6. Twyla Joi on January 3, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    This was soooooo helpful! Thank you!

  7. B Kay on February 2, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Thank you for the walk through and modifications! I’m still young but have bad knees and I want to do burpees so bad but my knees can’t handle them. Hopefully these modifications can take my progress to the next level!

  8. Valentina Bolivar on February 22, 2021 at 12:05 am

    The fact when she said she was overacting the burpee, and then I realized that I was doing exactly that 🤧😂

    • TIA BIA on January 26, 2022 at 3:38 pm


    • Shulammite Emonena-Omogeroh on January 27, 2022 at 11:04 pm

      Yup… that’s exactly how I do it, no exaggeration at all.

    • JUDY MILLER on July 18, 2022 at 8:09 pm

      LOL !!

    • brian lawrence on August 3, 2022 at 6:19 am


    • Tool Time on September 7, 2022 at 5:34 pm

      yeah the way you look i already assumed it.

  9. Czantorjev on July 16, 2021 at 12:00 am

    actually it’s 5 exercises: jump, squat, plank, push-up and crunch – you need to drag your legs forward from the push-up position using your abs. Otherwise you will compensate with hip flexors and get them tight. Also before you do the next rep, right after standing up, take one extra breath to exhale CO2 buildup. Only this increased my in a row burpees count by 10.

    • Ananda Teertha on October 10, 2022 at 9:05 am

      Is there a video that exams what you are telling. I am unable to understand/imagine fully. Thank you..

  10. Dawn Hooper on July 19, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Great job! Thank you. I had no idea what I was doing when I had to do a burpee in our fitness class.

  11. ♥ Ailsie ♥ on August 20, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Thank you
    Finally someone who shows it the right way step by step and with options 👏 🙌

    • Pattie Pepper on February 1, 2022 at 4:59 pm

      And BREATHING!! 😎🌈

  12. Paging Doctor Megan on August 26, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Thank you for clarifying some great bodyweight exercises. I’ve needed a workout refresh after moving to traveling full-time in an RV and not having consistent access to a gym!

  13. Dan Salamone on October 22, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Thank you I just started doing these and I love them. This video really showed me the right way.

  14. angelical ʚ ♡ ɞ on November 21, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Actually my new favorite exercise! Burpees are way easier for me now, because I’ve been doing them the wrong way this whole time, without the squat. 😂

    • Brain Scott on January 15, 2022 at 4:16 pm

      Without the squat, it’s just a burp…lol

    • Nyc. Yktv on April 26, 2022 at 5:33 pm

      Instead of just jumping then going down when I jumped Do a jumping jack then go back down to a push up it really helps

    • # PM push me belly fats lose exercise R Kapoors on May 10, 2022 at 3:07 pm
  15. Jenn Zerling on March 1, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    I am very impressed with your tutorial. Finally a trainer who has excellent instruction for their audience. Keep them coming girl!!!! 🙂 JZ

  16. Cecil Treadwell on March 28, 2022 at 2:53 am

    Thanks for showing how most all ages can do it.
    You can progress from the least difficult to the most difficult as you get in better shape.

  17. kate.evergreen on July 5, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I always get mixed up in the steps, and the breathing tips is a LIFESAVER.

  18. Stephanie Agnew on July 23, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks, great demonstration! Hooray, i am still able to do burpees! It’s amazing how much progress can be made when you, you know, do a thing! Subscribed!!!

  19. Cozy_In_VR on October 12, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    I’m a overweight teen and I’m trying really hard to do more exercises like this, and this is the best tutorial I’ve found. Thank you!!

    • Well+Good on October 13, 2022 at 2:04 pm

      You’re doing amazing! Keep it up 🌟

    • raidersandkingsfan on December 9, 2022 at 3:45 pm

      I’m proud of you for trying to improve your health! It’s so important, and you will be so much better off for starting when you’re still young.

  20. john smith on November 29, 2022 at 5:38 am

    It’s been almost 3 years since I done the burpee because of stroke, now my doctor recommend me to do more cardio, I’m just trying to remember how to do it. Thanks for this video. 👍😁

    • Well+Good on November 29, 2022 at 2:57 pm

      Best of luck! You got this 💪

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