Burpee Jump Up on Bench

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The burpee with jump up on the bench is a beginner plyometric exercise. This challenging exercise targets the shoulders, core and legs and is a great beginner conditioning exercise.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Quadriceps

Quadriceps

The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.

Picture of Shoulders

Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Equipment Used


Picture of Bench

Bench

A weight training bench is a piece of equipment that has a resemblance to a normal (e.g. park) bench, but is cushioned and designed for use in the weight room.

Exercise Instructions


burpee jump up on bench - step 1

Step 1

Start in a push-up position on the bench with your back flat, your shoulders lined up over your hands and your feet shoulder width apart.

burpee jump up on bench - step 2

Step 2

Jump up into a standing position and then jump up on to the bench. Make sure to keep your feet should width apart and your hands out in front of you for safety.

burpee jump up on bench - step 3

Step 3

Jump back down to the floor, place your hands on the bench and jump back out into a push-up position.