There are few things involving bodyweight-only movements more impressive than the ability to do a ton of pull-ups. Even doing just one pull-up is something most people can’t manage. I’ve had several prospective new clients come into the gym, confident in their fitness and able to do good push-ups, squats, and claim a 2x bodyweight
I’ll be up front about this: running in the cold sucks. I mean, completely. There’s just little to no chance of me going out for a run in weather colder than about 65 degrees, unless maybe my defenses were breached and I’m trying to survive one more day of the Zombie Apocalypse.
There is probably no body-weight exercise which recruits more of your body’s resources for a single rep than the Burpee. There is also (probably) no body-weight exercise which inspires more groaning, cursing-of-the-coach’s-name, or dread than the Burpee. This of course merely serves to underscore its effectiveness as a training movement, because if it didn’t totally suck to execute, it wouldn’t be worth doing, would it?