It turns out that I should write about burpees more often, apparently, since we all have opinions about them!
Burpees, in their classic form, are a body weight exercise, a type of exercise that should be dear to all of our hearts because there are no excuses for not doing them. We all have bodies; all our bodies have weight; we can work with that! Keeping things simple often helps us to achieve what we want.
Other examples of no-excuses body weight exercises are squats, lunges, pushups, and planks. Dips and pull-ups or chin-ups are also body weight exercises, but do require a bench or bar.
If we throw our weight around, we may end up with less of it. All good.