Hey friends, how’s the burpee challenge going? Today I’ve got some modifications that will be perfect if the burpees haven’t been agreeing with you, or if you’re doing fine but you’d like to rope in a friend who has some doubts.
We’ve already discussed how you can skip the push-up (it’s not cheating, it’s just a different exercise) but here are a few more modifications. You’ll find people doing these at gyms and in living rooms across the country, but I love that Jen Sinkler collected them all in a video with explanations of why they help and how to do them.
- Start with your feet farther apart, to make that initial squat easier on your back.
- Step back into the plank position, instead of hopping back. This helps keep your lower back from sagging.
- Do the push-up on a box or bench to make it a little easier on your body — for example, if you want to include a push-up, but you don’t have the upper-body strength to do a full push-up for every burpee
You can mix and match these variations to build the burpee that works for you.