Despite their apparent simplicity, burpees are without a doubt one of the most challenging exercises to perform. When done correctly, they require a high level of energy output and offer the individual a whole host full body benefits. This is why fitness instructors and people who want short, sharp workouts love (and hate) to include them in their classes and training routines.
Like any type of exercise, it’s important to do burpees safely and with correct technique. Mindlessly throwing yourself to the floor is a recipe for injury, especially on hard surfaces. Getting back on your feet from a bad position can put your back and knees at risk too. Even jumping and landing from a single star jump can be a risk if you’re fatigued and can’t land properly.