The kettlebell training exercise everyone loves to hate, for various reasons, although we do know a handful of people who absolutely love them. Burpees catch a bad rap from some industry celebrities, and we can’t honestly understand why. There’s no bad exercises for the most part, only bad application and volumes of them. Burpees combine a sprawl to a controlled fall by bring the chest all the way to ground, and then pushing hard through the ground and hiking your knees back under you to jump. Any problems arise with lack of functional mobility to perform this movement, and so the story goes with any other kettlebell training exercise.
Watch Coach Brandon as he performs the burpee from multiple angles as part of his kettlebell training. If you have poor upper body strength or shoulder mobility, refer back to our sprawl video for a more appropriate exercise modification.