Improve the Move: Burpees and Push-​​ups


If I had to pick just one cardio move as my favorite for all its benefits, it would be the burpee. If I had to pick one muscle sculpting move, it would be the push-​​up. If you love these moves, but want to give them a multitasking makeover, read on!


This move, also knows as a squat thrust, works your arms, chest, abs, legs, glutes AND cardio all at once!

In my free demo video for KnowMore​.TV, I demo a regular burpee, thenshow you how to IMPROVE THE MOVE, with some advanced modifications to work your obliques, arms and chest even more!


There are so many ways to improve the push-​​up, it would take me a whole 60-​​minute training session to show you, or you can check out my book Slimnastics.

For now, pump-​​up your push-​​ups by trying these three variations for more ab, glute and back multitasking with your pectoral strengthening go-​​to move.

My free video demo for KnowMore​.TV:  http://​knowmore​.tv/​f​o​o​d​-​f​i​t​n​e​s​s​/​3​-​w​a​y​s​-​t​o​-​m​a​k​e​o​v​e​r​-​y​o​u​r​-​p​u​s​h​-​u​p​-​r​o​u​t​i​ne/



  1. Tom says:

    squat thrusts have no push up, not the same exercise.

  2. Ken Dixon says:

    oh, great so you reinvented eight count bodybuilders.

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