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Our runner up for most popular PT365 post of 2013 once again comes from OFFduty staff writer Jon. R. Anderson (this is three in a row for those of you keeping score at home). This time Jon wrote about — surprise — CrossFit. His story – American Council on Exercise study: CrossFit Works! shot up to 24,815 views during the three weeks it’s been live on the blog.

“You look at the intensity of CrossFit and it’s off the charts,” says lead researcher John P. Porcari, head of the university’s Clinical Exercise Physiology program. While workouts were completed in less than 12 minutes, subjects still burned an average of 115.8 calories while nearly maxing out VO2  measurements and spiking blood lactate to more than three times the average.

The list:

5th most popular: Ask the Experts: The benefits of the squat

4th most popular: 7-minute circuit: Science showed it works — then special ops trainer Mark Lauren made it tougher

3rd most popular: Reality check: What science has to say about the latest fitness fads

2nd most popular: American Council on Exercise study: CrossFit Works! 

Most popular: Tuesday

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and contributor to PT365. She's run 7 marathons and 31 ultramarathons. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .