Everyone wants to stay fit, it’s hardly possible to find people who would say that they would like to avoid being fit. When our body is in shape then our health condition is also getting better, which nowadays is unfortunately still a problem for many of us. Often we don’t have much time to exercise so many of us wonder if doing 50 burpees a day is good enough.
Burpees are perfect exercises if you want to lose some additional body fat and also build muscles, but doing 50 burpees a day will definitely let you burn some calories which will result in losing body fat, but it might be not enough to build muscle mass. It highly depends on your current body build and the quality of your burpees, later I will show you a full table where you will be able to see if your goal are real.
Are 50 burpees a day not enough?
If you decided to do 50 burpees a day that is a very good sign because that means that you want to do something positive for your body but doing 50 burpees is not a lot for most people. It highly depends on your current body mass, so if you are overweight then a single burpee can be very exhausting and it will also burn way more calories than a single burpee of a person who is in the normal range of BMI.
50 burpees can be divided into 3 sets of around 17 burpees each. Most people do a single burpee in around 3 to 4 seconds so a single set of 17 burpees will take about one minute. After every set you should take 30 seconds to break before starting another set, so doing 50 burpees a day will take you around 4 minutes in total which is not a lot.
Of course, that time does not include changing into your workout set and many more minor activities that are necessary for that. But if you think that you can spend more time exercising then you should definitely think about adding more different types of exercises into your workout routine.
What are the results after doing 50 burpees a day?
Burpees are going to help you build muscle mass and also lose some fat. Even doing 50 burpees a day can give you a lot of great results, but the most important thing will be how many days are you going to repeat this process.
Because doing it for only a week won’t change your look drastically, but doing it for a few months will definitely change your appearance. Even an easy workout routine can get you into shape if you are consistent enough! Remember that you have to burn more calories than you intake to see any changes in your total weight. Doing it consistently for a few months can let you expose your abs or make your legs look stronger. Also, burpees are a good way for improving your balance and dynamic strength.
How many calories you might burn doing burpees?
We prepared a calorie table of burpees below that will give you the overall perspective of how many calories you will be able to burn while doing burpees. I divided the table by the person’s weight to give you more details.
|Weight||Calories burned per minute of burpees|
|Normal weight||10 calories|
Note that weight is based on the BMI range, and also calories above are based on good quality burpees. So if you do 50 burpees a day and you do them in 3 sets of 17 and they are one minute long then that means that you are burning around 30 calories per day. It’s not a lot but if you will do it consistently for one month then you will lose around 900 calories in total which is a half-day calorie intake of an average woman.
If you would like to burn more calories while doing burpees then you have a lot of potential options:
- Slowing down burpees – Slowing down every single burpee can make it way harder for you, which ends up in burning more calories.
- Doing more sets of burpees
- Adding more different exercises to your workout routine
Are burpees safe?
We should avoid injuries, but there is no 100% guarantee that you are able to avoid them. Burpees are one of the safest exercises due to their simplicity and the fact that your obstacle is only your body’s weight, so your body should be already used to its weight.
If you are worried about your joints then you should definitely consider working out on slightly softer flooring like for example fitness mats, to reduce the pressure that is put on your joints while doing burpees. Also falling on that fitness mat is very likely to prevent you from most injuries.