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Old 06-27-2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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the "fittest" exercises

here's one to ponder; going by the criteria that make up CF's definition of fitness- strength, speed, endurance, coordination, balance, etc- which exercises, sports or movements piece together all aspects so as to constitute the 'fittest exercise' or some such title?
i was thinking snatch; muscle-up...that sort of thing...
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:06 PM   #2
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Re: the "fittest" exercises

high reps Burpees-pull up gets my vote
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
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Re: the "fittest" exercises

I agree with those: muscle-up (bar and rings), snatch, burpee-pullup, and clean & jerk. As far as the physically taxing I'd say the burpee-pullup, but if you count coordination and balance and accuracy and agility too I'd say snatch or muscle-up.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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Re: the "fittest" exercises

Hill spints, lots and lots of hill sprints.
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:13 PM   #5
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Re: the "fittest" exercises

For those of you that were ever or still are in the military....

Total Body Destroyers...
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:34 PM   #6
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Re: the "fittest" exercises

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Total Body Destroyers...
Could you please elaborate?

You know we all kinda like those kind of stuff
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:46 PM   #7
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Re: the "fittest" exercises

I've always heard that, at least in terms of energy output, thrusters take the top spot.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:08 PM   #8
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Re: the "fittest" exercises

Renegade ManMakers & high rep Thrusters!
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:10 PM   #9
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Clean and Jerk at 30 reps
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:49 PM   #10
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rings strength routines and olympic lifts.
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