The Burpee is an exercise that is done to improve the cardiovascular system and increase strength. A burpee is a compound exercise that consists of a squat thrust, jumping or standing up quickly, and then repeating the squat thrust. The exercise can be performed in various ways, including in place, as part of a circuit training routine, or as part of a warm-up. The burpee may be used as an alternative to push-ups for those unable to perform them.