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Squat Thrusts: A Simplified Burpee

This modified burpee gets great results for runners.

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If squat thrusts look familiar, it’s because of their similarities to burpees, a total-body workout athletes both love and dread.

Instead of incoporating a jump at the end (or in some cases, a push-up), the squat thrust is an easier way to work your leg muscles and core stability—both of which translate to improved running.

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