Athlete drops down chest to the floor, then jumps back to standing. Athlete jumps laterally over object while fully extending hips. Athlete lands softly on the other side of the object with knees bent.
How to Do a Lateral Burpee
Stance: Stand upright and parallel to the left or right of an object that is roughly 6 inches tall
- Drop hands to the ground
- Jump feet back simultaneously
- Drop your chest to the floor
- Press yourself back up while jumping your feet back to your base position
- Fully extend your hips while jumping horizontally over the object
Lateral Burpees are great For
The burpee is the ultimate full body exercise. There’s a reason why Crossfit Boxes, Navy Seals, and football teams use the burpee in their workouts. It’s a simple movement that tests both your strength and aerobic capacities. For strength you work your arms, chest, front deltoids, thighs, hamstrings, and your core. Because you are using your full body the burpee is a one of the best exercises to burn fat. Studies have shown that high intensity exercises speed up your metabolism which helps you burn more calories throughout the day.
If needed, move at a pace that allows you to do the movement comfortably and safely. As you progress, the quicker you can do the movement, the more effective it will be.