Fitness Tips: Burpees & Crab Twists

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Burpees & Crab Twists

This is part of our easy to do at home exercise series. We will continue posting these easy exercises we find around the web that you too can practice at your own convenience.

Today’s exercise was found at SkinnyMomThe exact link to this exercise is provided at the end of the article, so make sure to check them out!

Burpees

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Burpees are one of the more difficult workouts that we will be presenting in this series. Nonetheless we included it because it has been a go-to exercise to increase strength and improve tone. If you are able to master it, the results should be worth the work. The procedure is as follows straight from SkinnyMom.com:

  1. Step 1: Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands tucked behind your head with elbows out.
  2. Step 2: Start with a quick jump then push your hips back, bend your knees and drop down, placing your hands on the floor in front of you.
  3. Step 3: Kick your legs backward so that you’re now in a push up position.
  4. Step 4: Quickly reverse the movement to return to the starting position by bringing your feet back into your hands.
  5. Step 5: Push through your feet and jump up to the start position. That’s one rep.

The Crab Twist

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The “Crab Twist” might not be as difficult as the Burpee, but it still a great workout. The procedure is as follows straight from SkinnyMom:

  1. Step 1: Sit on floor with knees bent in front of you, feet hip-width apart on the floor. Place hands shoulder-width apart on floor behind you. Lift your butt so that your body is in reverse tabletop position. Extend your right leg and place your left hand behind your head, elbow out.
  2. Step 2: Crunch diagonally, bringing your right knee to your left elbow. Perform this move for 30 seconds and then switch to the other side and perform the move for another 30 seconds.

You can view the original article and other exercises by clicking here.

Disclaimer: As always make sure to perform any exercise in moderation and do not do any exercise that could be of concern to your health. We do not endorse any website or company mention in the article. Any information in here is simply provided as a guide and should not be taken as medical recommendations. Be safe, knowledgable, and most importantly have fun!

By |2019-02-18T00:12:18+00:00August 10th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments
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