What would be the ultimate conditioning exercise that can be done anywhere, anytime? It be the Burpee. Its perfect for athletes, crossfitters, those who want to increase endurance, building a foundation for fat burning and metabolism building and so much more.
The Burpee originally came from a Physiologist in the 1930's when he discovered an exercise the military can master to build solid endurance and strength on the battlefield. Before you know it, it became a staple for athletic sports to help athletes get in insane shape for their sport. The exercise works so many muscles its uncanny. People have been either loving or hating burpees for decades but only in the last decade its widely known as the focal point of serious conditioning.
The regular Burpee originally was an exercise that only had you doing a squat thrust like movement where there was no push-up or squat jump added in. The Burpee as we know today includes a squat going into a plank, push-up, jump back into a squat and finish off with a squat jump. This one exercise alone can burn up to 50% more fat than leading high intensity exercises. The world record for most burpees completes is less than 2000 or 1800+ to be exact; that aught to tell you how how awesome this exercise is.
Can this exercise be done everyday? Yes it can however, it is important to mix in variations so you're not pushing the same muscles all the time and as exhausting as a regular burpee is, value its variety so you can get the most bang for your buck. I prefer Burpees as a protocol for HIIT where only 2-3 times a week go hard using intervals. I also prefer them as a Finisher more than anything because after your regular workout, you bust out a circuit of Burpees for a specific period of time. I mysel am learning and testing out the idea from Funk Roberts' 50 Shades Of Burpees Course where you use multiple variations of the burpee as a finisher for your workouts. These variations are insanely overwhelming at times and they are true ass kickers. This isn't for the weak at heart and you'd be a fool if you didn't get this course because very few legit courses will get you results fast and this is a top of the list caliber course or that very reason.
Turn your workouts into fat burning entities and muscle building at a high rate while getting strong and full of stamina at the same time. Get in on Burpees but be careful, learn the mechanics so you don't hurt yourself.