Whole 9 recently did a series of posts (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) asking 12 fitness professionals from different specialties a question: “If you could only perform five exercise movements for the rest of your life, which five would you do?” The assumption was that they were training for overall fitness (much like we do here at Intrepid) and not one specific sport.
The answers they came up with, although somewhat different on paper, all had striking similarities in function. For example, most were multi-joint movements and involved moving large loads long distances. When we program workouts at Intrepid, we try to incorporate pulling, pushing, and overhead movements, as well as hip opening and hip closing movements. During the course of a week, we try to vary the intensity, lengths, and styles (AMRAP, interval, or Rounds for time) of the workouts. During the course of the month, we try to hit most of the skill based movements at least twice (pistols, muscle ups, double unders, etc).
So I pose the same question to you guys. If you only had 5 movements to choose from for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Be objective. It’s ok to favor certain lifts or movements, but think about what will make you most well rounded. You can be specific or somewhat general. Keep in mind though, while there are no wrong choices, sometimes there are better choices.
Happy birthday to Kris today! (Also camera shy)
10 Hang Power Snatches
50 Double Unders