Workout of the Day



I have a playlist on my Spotify account that I have ironically titled “Motivation Isn’t Real” (ironic because it is a playlist that I use when I’m looking for a little boost in inspiration and focus). As much as it is ironically titled for the sake of comedy, it’s also an aphorism that I believe to be true. We think of motivation like fuel in your car’s gas tank. If you have it, you can do what you want/need to do. If you don’t, you’re stuck.

While it would be great if it was this simple, and even greater if procuring this motivation was as easy as going to the gas station to fill up the tank, the fact remains that there are plenty of people out there chugging along with no motivational gas in the tank. Ask any professional athlete and they’ll share that they feel motivated to train perhaps 20% of the time. The unfortunate reality is that motivation often becomes an excuse for more than a source of fuel. “Things are tough and I’m just not motivated” is the trump card you can lay down to let yourself off the hook, and maybe even get an understanding nod from your peers along the way.

Here’s the thing: motivation is a perk, not a necessity. As great as it would be to walk around feeling motivated all the time, that’s a pipedream. Your results will be determined by your willingness and ability to act in the absence of motivation.

Motivated? It doesn’t matter. Engage in the process anyways.

See you out there. #developyourself







05212020 - Rest Day

  • Breathwork:

    • 2 mins cat/cow breaths (inhale into cow pose, exhale into cat pose) (all nasal, ocean breath)

    • Triangle breathing (all nasal, ocean breath)

      • 4 cycles at a 5-5-5-0 cadence

      • 4 cycles at a 6-6-6-0 cadence

      • 4 cycles at a 7-7-7-0 cadence

    • Box breathing (all nasal, ocean breath)

      • 4 cycles at a 7-7-7-7 cadence

      • 4 cycles at an 8-8-8-8 cadence

      • 4 cycles at a 9-9-9-9 cadence

      • 4 minutes silent breathing (1-0-2-0 ratio)

  • Mobility:

    • 90s/side kneeling plantar flexion

    • 90s/side kneeling dorsiflexion

    • 2 min/side calf soft tissue work

    • 2 min/side lateral calf soft tissue work

    • 2 min/side medial calf soft tissue work