Burpee Jumps on Aerobic Steps

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The burpee jump on the aerobic steps is an intermediate conditioning exercise that targets the legs and shoulders.

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.

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Glutes

Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body.

Equipment Used


Picture of Aerobic Steps

Aerobic Steps

The aerobic step is an elevated platform used during exercise. The height of the step can be tailored to individual needs by inserting risers under the step. The aerobic step is most commonly used for various bodyweight, plyometric and dumbbell exercises.

Exercise Instructions


burpee jumps on aerobic steps - step 1

Step 1

Start in a standing position in front of the step with your feet shoulder width apart.

burpee jumps on aerobic steps - step 2

Step 2

Place your hands on the step about shoulder width apart and then jump out into a push-up position.

burpee jumps on aerobic steps - step 3

Step 3

Jump back up to the starting position and then up onto the step with both feet at the same time.