While I was reading the article on the dangers of a seated lifestyle in the NYT, another tantelising article popped up at the bottom of the page teasing the question above: what is the best single exercise?
Thoroughly intruiged I clicked through and was treated to a pleasant surprise. Although ‘brisk walking’ did make an appearance, so did squats (woo!) and even burpees (yay!). Although the following quote did rather sum up my feelings on the matter:
[On the burpee] “It builds muscles. It builds endurance.” He paused. “But it’s hard to imagine most people enjoying” an all-burpees program, “or sticking with it for long.”
Amen to that…
The comments section makes for entertaining reading too. The yoga and Zumba lobbies are out in force. Also fun is playing ‘spot the CrossFitter’ (hint: they are ones suggesting burpee pull-ups…)
And so a question: what do you think is the single best exercise?
My vote goes to Dumbell burpee squat clean thrusters…