7. Weighted Burpee
Nothing makes an exercise more difficult than simply adding some extra weight, and the easiest way to do it is to whack on a weighted vest.
It’s a great technique if you’ve lost a lot of weight and want to feel how much difference a few kilograms can make; if you’re thinking about getting pregnant and want to practice moving with an awkward bit of extra weight on you; or if you’re training for an event like a Tough Mudder or Spartan Race where you’re likely to be expected to run soaking wet carrying odd objects.
Needless to say, if you’re totally mad you can add your weighted vest to enjoy any of the burpees listed here. Or completely change the game:
8. Box Jump Burpee
Box jumps and burpees go together like wine and cheese — and they’re just as tasty, promise…
Start by standing on one side of your box. Perform a chest-to-floor burpee, then instead of just jumping in the air, jump onto the box and down onto the other side. That’s one rep. Start your second burpee on that side of the box before jumping back over. You can scale the box jumps to step ups if you need to.