Stephen said that push-ups are entirely optional for burpees as a whole, which turns the move (minus the jump) into a squat thrust, as seen here. These are also sometimes referred to as half burpees.
- Begin standing with the feet hip-distance apart.
- Lower into a crouching squat with your hands on the floor.
- Keeping the abs engaged, jump your feet back so you're in plank position.
- Keeping the arms straight, jump your feet forward behind the hands.
- Stand up to complete one rep.