What It Measures: Total Body Strength and Endurance
Assume a push-up position with both hands placed on the start line. A judge will measure from hands to the bottom of your kneecap and place a cone there to mark “extended position.” Stand up to start in a static position, with feet behind the start line. At the judge’s signal, squat, place both of your hands on the start line, and kick your legs back (together) in one motion, until your feet fully pass the cone (your hands must touch the ground before you kick your feet back.) Return to a standing position by pulling your legs (together) under the body in one motion, and standing fully upright with knees, hips, and shoulders aligned vertically and with knees and hips fully extended to finish one Burpee (position of hands is optional, though to the side is recommended). There is no jumping or push-up in this sequence. A good repetition requires that your hands are on the start line and your feet during the kick cross the back cone. Judges will call out “no count” loudly enough for you to hear if a repetition does not meet the guidelines; score is total number of good repetitions achieved in one minute. You must initial your score for the judge before you leave the testing area.