Short Duration High Intensity Exercise

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This kid gymnast knows the meaning of short duration high intensity exercise.

It saddens me when I look around the gym and I see a lot of people trying hard to workout, but just not getting it. The worst may be the cardio machines. The stairmasters and ellipticals and recumbent bikes and all their ilk. In fact, stepping away on the elliptical machine for half an hour is making you fat. You see, we were hunter gatherers for the vast majority of our existence. Our last genetic adaptation took place a good 50,000 years ago. Hunter gatherers walked everywhere. These means that for the majority of our existence as homo sapiens, we walked, a lot. Our bodies are made to conserve energy during light exercise. Such as seasonal migration, or pedaling a recumbent bike while watching television or reading a magazine.

Short duration high intensity exercise is the name of the game.

I think that bears repeating.

Short duration high intensity exercise.

CrossFit.

Workout:

5 Rounds

2 100m Sprints

5 Deadlifts 80% 1RM or 5 Clean and Jerks 80% 1RM

10 Windshield Wipers

There is no time component to this WOD.

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