What’s the Single Best Exercise?

Is it running?  Biking?  Swimming?  How about the squat?  What do you think is the best exercise? 

This New York Times article asks physiologists for their opinions.  It also lists the numerous benefits of weight training: weight loss, decreases the risk of diabetes, and improves cardiovascular endurance.  Yes, that’s right.  Weight training, like what we do here at CrossFit Merge can be cardio!  Insane, isn’t it?  

What’s the Best Exercise?




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Squat Therapy (Elements)

Workout of the Day (WOD):

10 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of:

5 front squats (115#/75# for women)

7 burpees

5 shoulder to overhead (115#/75#)

Elements WOD:

5 rounds for time of:

10 pull-ups

15 push-ups

20 sit-ups

25 squats

Post times and rounds to comments

Raffi getting his front squat position established.

JJ finishing his thruster with a good overhead position.

Cory loves his compression tights and attributes his 205# thruster to them. 

Loads of intensity and functional movements from the Monday Elements crew.

“Did that just happen?”  Yes Bryan, it did.

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