I can hear you all right now – burpees?  Yes.  I love burpees – which makes me REALLY unpopular in my kickboxing class sometimes.  If you’re thinking it’s some weird sort of gas problem – you’re wrong.  It’s a killer total body exercise.  Check out this video of how to correctly execute a burpee:

You can also modify the burpee by stepping back rather that popping both legs back to make it even easier to start.  But any way you look at it, the burpee works almost every muscle – and gets your heart rate revving!  There are lots of variations that can make it more challenging and keep you from being bored – I’m a fan of the 30 Day Burpee Challenge from Shape Magazine.  Want to join me on the challenge?  Click the link and follow the instructions on the video and in the graphic!