Trendy exercises come and go. Some have been around (and will stay around) because they've proven themselves effective and have a ton of variations to keep things interesting. Among these exercises is the burpee — and for good reason! It's a full-body exercise that requires strength, mobility, coordination and cardiovascular endurance.
When performed with proper technique, burpees can be done anywhere, and the many variations will leave you with the good kind of soreness. But while burpees have numerous benefits, they can just as quickly cause issues if they're done incorrectly. So start with the basics first before attempting any variations.