Shaping Up: Try our burpee challenge for today's workout

Today's workout is simple. There's only one exercise and it only take five minutes to complete.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 1:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:31 pm
Burpees are good for giving all parts of your body a workout.
Burpees are good for giving all parts of your body a workout.

But it targets all parts of your body - legs, bum, core, and upper body - and they're known as burpees

Your aim is to work for five minutes, completing eight burpees as quickly as possible at 30 second intervals.

For example, start the clock, perform eight burpees as quickly as possible.

If you complete them in 20 seconds, you get 10 seconds rest before your next set.

Complete 10 sets in total, so overall, you will perform 80 burpees in five minutes.

It’s important that you get the technique correct so watch the video for a demonstration.

There’s also a demo of a beginners' burpee in case you find them too difficult.

* Your Trainer: Graham Low, owner of East Coast Fitness, is an award-winning personal trainer based in Seaham.

The ex-professional footballer was nominated for the Small Business of the Year and Leisure Awards at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards last year.

Graham won the Leisure Award at the North East Hotels Association Awards while working as gym manager at Seaham Hall in 2012.

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