Burpee? | Mission Blog
By Ev Eric
So, all these years I've been doing Burpee's and never bothered to slake my curiosity as to why on earth it's called a Burpee. Does it make you burp?
It turns out that it's named after an American psychologist named Royal H. Burpee, which is a fitting name considering most people regard the exercise as a royal pain!
It was originally called the Burpee Test where many of these exercises were performed in succession in order to test coordination and agility.
So... now you know
Source: Oxford English Dictionary 2-27-2013
Image: U.S. Embassy, Tokyo