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Burpees: The one exercise you should never do, according to celebrity personal trainer

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Posted: 28/04/22 - 09:55
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If you’ve ever winded yourself struggling to get your burpees in - we may have some good news.

According to personal trainer, Patrick Murphy, the trainer behind Zac Efron’s enviable body, burpees are one of the exercises “everyone’s doing in the gym” that are actually awful for you.

The move, which incorporates jumping, tightening, speed, and fat burning, is often touted as the one move that incorporates all your muscles - and can be done by almost anyone.

But according to Murphy, they make more sense in the military - where the exercise originated, and where the risk of a bullet coming towards you is more likely.

I Call Bull: They have been a nexplosive full body staple for decades and sworn by for MANY professional coaches so I'm calling a #OneVoice situation here http://bit.ly/2uR0gao to make that headline

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25 days
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I feel physically sick just looking at that exercise let alone attempting it!
29 days
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Seems he's got some publicity out if this headline which is most likely why he actually said it in the first place.
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Not exactly good for those of us with older joints so Bison needs to watch himself there.
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This literally debunks itself in the second half of the article when they speak to another coach who says it is a really good full body exercise!