workout of the day

Wednesday 030528

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Rest Day

Doug McGuff, M.D., of Ultimate Fitness suggests that resistance training is the most heart protective exercise in a well-reasoned article. We suspect he is 100% correct especially in the case of a weight training regimen with tremendous cardiovascular demands like CrossFit's.

We’ve observed that every quantifiable measure of health that typically declines with age is improved by exercise. Furthermore, these measures can be placed on a continuum that ranges from sickness to wellness to fitness. From this view fitness is seen to be a hedge against sickness. Blood pressure, body fat, bone density, triglycerides, “good” and “bad” cholesterol, flexibility, and muscle mass each follow this pattern. Done right, fitness provides a nice margin of protection against the ravages of time and disease. Fitness is and should be “super-wellness.”