Adding some ballast to a burpee changes the dy­nam­ics of the ex­er­cise and spikes your heart rate, since you’re es­sen­tially mak­ing your­self heav­ier. Us­ing a medicine ball adds an­other level of dif­fi­culty by in­cor­po­rat­ing el­e­ments of bal­ance and core con­trol

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Hold a medicine ball in front of you with both hands, arms ex­tended. Crouch and place the ball on the floor, cen­ter­ing your hands on top. Jump your legs be­hind you into plank and do your push-up, keep­ing your el­bows close to your sides and touch­ing your chest to the ball. Jump your feet back un­der­neath you, grab the ball and jump into the air, reach­ing it over­head. Land softly and re­peat.

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