how to do burpees for beginners

How to Do Burpees for Beginners

We'll teach you how to do burpees - even if you're a beginner!
Author: Clifford Genece


  • Start by standing tall, with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Lean forward and bend your knees, placing your palms flat on the ground more than shoulder-width apart. Keep your arms straight.
  • Shift your body weight forward so your hands are stabilized and can take the upcoming weight shift.
  • Kick your feet straight back until your body is in the plank position.
  • Perform a pushup. (If you've never performed a pushup, try to go down as far as possible and bring yourself back up. Check out our guide forĀ How to Do a Pushup the Right Way.)
  • Once you return to the plank position, jump your feet back up towards your hands.
  • Lift your hands off the ground with your knees still slightly bent. Bring your hands up above your head, reaching towards the sky.
  • As you bring your hands above your head, jump straight up into the air as high as you can.
  • Once you land, slightly bend your knees and start back at step 2.
  • Repeat until the timer expires.