burpee

noun bur·pee \ ˈbər-pē \

Definition of burpee

plural burpees
:a conditioning exercise in which a person squats, places the palms of the hands on the floor in front of the feet, jumps back into a push-up position, in some cases completes one push-up, returns to the squat position, and then jumps up into the air while extending the arms overhead
  • The workouts mix up drills of common exercises like burpees, squats, jumping jacks, lunges and variations of push-ups.
  • —Pablo AlcaláLexington (Kentucky) Herald Leader17 Jan. 2013

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Origin and Etymology of burpee

after Royal H. Burpee †1987 American physiologist


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