Workout of the Day

Training Is...

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I’m fascinated by the lifestyle element of what we do here in the world of movement and improvement. As much as I love the technical side of athletics and fitness, lifestyle and culture is what really breathes energy and life into it all. It ties up individual practices into a harmonious pursuit, lends direction, and tacks on the truly valuable quality of belonging and community. It becomes more than just “I lift heavy things and move fast a few times per week” and turns into “I’m a human in the pursuit of betterment.”

As a part of this lifestyle, it’s important to consider who we are in the context of “the gym” and who we are elsewhere. If you abide by the idea that everything you do in your training endeavors is an analogy for what you do in life in general (life imitates training and training imitates life), it follows that who you are in the context of “the gym” reflects who you are in the rest of life (and vice versa). In other words, you approach your training in the same way that you approach other challenges and pursuits in life. This parallel quality of training and life brings up quite a few self-reflective questions, and it should.

One of the greatest benefits to this quality of training is its ability to teach us about ourselves. I can attest to the personal lessons that I’ve learned from my time training: everything from how I handle failure, to how I create and follow a plan, to how I celebrate victories.

We’re doing more than just fitness-ing here, folks. It’s a lifestyle, and there’s a lot to be learned. How do you engage with your training? And how do you engage with your life?

- PS


4/11/17

  • For time:

    • 300m sandbag front carry (AHAP)

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  • 18 min EMOM

    • Min 1: 30s max cal row

    • Min 2: 10 ring rows

    • Min 3: 30s L-sit hold