Picture this: It’s 1942 and the US has been thrust into World War II.
The US Army answers the call to enroll, train, and deploy millions of men into combat.
There’s just one problem – Over half of the recruits are physically unfit for the demands of modern warfare.
The Army taps Col. Ted Bank to develop a new physical training and assessment program to test and improve recruit fitness.
He starts out by slashing the original 25 part physical assessment to 10 – a much quicker way to determine who is fit and who isn’t.
He also adds one more – a total body movement that is destined to become one of the best conditioning tools ever.
His Secret Weapon is…..
… the burpee.
The burpee effectively combines the squat, the pushup, and a jump to forge a potent conditioning tool.
Whereas the squat and the pushup are better at building basic strength, the burpee stimulates a strong anaerobic response.
What does that mean for you?
When combined with the nutrition tips we’ve gone over previously, it’s like putting a blow torch to your fat cells.
How to Use Burpees to Streamline Your Workouts
- Start standing.
- Crouch down and place hands flat on floor.
- Jump your feet back and make your body straight.
- Do a pushup (from toes or from knees).
- Jump feet back in outside of hands.
- Feet should be flat on floor.
- Jump slightly off the ground and clap your hands behind your head.
So What Happened in the End?
How did Col. Bank’s program work out?
After 5 weeks, the soldiers in Bank’s experimental group experienced a 23.5% increase in total physical conditioning.
Col. Bank went on to drastically boost the fitness and combat readiness of soldiers throughout the Army. He helped his country win the war.
Now it’s your turn to harness this potent conditioning tool.
Hop out of your chair and try banging out just 5 of these and see how you feel.
I bet you’ll find they pack quite a punch.
And you’ll see how you can pack a lot of exercise into a short amount of time.
Stay tuned for Step 7 – where we take everything we’ve learned and combine it into a powerful program to help you take back your body.