Adding a lateral hop at the end of the classic burpee move keeps things challenging and works your core.
- Place a stick (like a broomstick) on the floor, and stand to its right.
- Lower your body down, and begin in plank position. Lower down to a push-up, making sure you touch the floor at the bottom. If this is too hard, skip the push-up or perform it on your knees.
- Rise back up to a plank position. Keep your palms planted on the floor, and in one fluid motion, hop your feet so they are in between your hands.
- Keep moving into a jump; instead of jumping straight up, shift your body to the left so you land on the other side of the stick. Land softly on your feet in a squat, and power through back to a plank position.
- Repeat from the left side of the stick, jumping to the right.
- Do as many lateral burpees as you can in 30 seconds, then repeat for a total of five rounds, resting for 30 seconds between each round. Try to work your way up to doing five one-minute rounds, resting for one minute in between.
Watch the lateral burpee in action and trainer Bob Harper break down the move for us here.