Back in the day, height was the first option for sports like basketball, volleyball, football, soccer, etc. Fast forward to today, a lot of people have started to prove that aside from natural height, there are other ways to compete. But how do the ‘vertically challenged’ (I’m only 5′ 7″) go toe to toe with… Read More
From an exercise perspective, it is Burpees Day for me. The Burpee is a great full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise. It was created by Dr Royal Huddleston Burpee as part of his PhD thesis when he adapted the Front Leaning Reach (FLR) – think start position of a… Read More
When you mention cardio, people usually think of jumping around in classes or running all over the country seeking the runner’s high. While aerobics classes and jogging are considered cardio, cardiovascular exercise has a much broader scope and can be incorporated into almost every form of exercise. What is Cardio Exercise? In simple terms, cardiovascular… Read More
Burpees and Energy Expenditure The amount of energy expended (or calories burned per minute) varies according to: Your weight: The amount of calories burned by your body does not depend on your weight alone, since a higher bodyweight requires (relatively) more energy expenditure to move. Intensity of physical activity/exercise. Your metabolism. Your level of physical… Read More
The Burpee is a classic, though frequently detested, exercise that is great for building strength and aerobic capacity; or just making you feel tired! Find out about the Burpee under the main page heading of ‘Exercises’.