2013 in review: 3rd most popular post



Third on our most-popular list is a second story from OFFduty staff writer Jon R. Anderson. This one – Reality check: What science has to say about the latest fitness fads – netted 24,350 views in just two months.

Jon looked at the science behind four fitness fads: CrossFit, kettlebells, barefoot running and battle ropes.

“Eventually scientists step in to help separate the good from the bad and the downright ugly,” he writes. “From kettlebells and CrossFit to barefoot running and battle ropes, scientists have been poking and prodding their way through the latest hype.”

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: Monday

Most popular: Tuesday

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and contributor to PT365. She's run 7 marathons and 32 ultramarathons -- including her first 100-miler. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .