Workout of the Day

100 Days


“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”


The idea that habits and regular action are pivotal to making change and improving oneself is far from new. Aristotle recognized the significance of regular practice thousands of years ago, and it holds equal importance today. When you follow a practice regularly, it becomes a part of who you are. This is more than simple habit-forming -- this is the answer to the ever-relevant question: who are you becoming?

When you adopt new practices and make them a part of your every day, you are quite literally changing your physical and psychological self. The change, of course, is not linear, nor is it always easily identifiable. But when we recognize that we are beings capable of nearly limitless and constant development, the significance of daily practices that continually move the needle is quite evident in the pursuit of excellence.

The challenge, then, is to pick a practice and follow it for 100 unbroken days. The practice must be something extra-ordinary -- outside of normal routine and necessity -- and it must be something that drives you to advance yourself. Daily journaling, a movement practice, a meditative practice, a social practice, a health practice, etc. The prescription of 100 days is fairly arbitrary -- a length of time that is long enough to be challenging and test adherence, but short enough to be comprehensible. And hopefully, with 100 days under your belt, the practice becomes something that makes more sense to continue than to toss aside at th accomplishment of some arbitrary number. The mission isn’t just to pick up a positive habit for a while to see if it defers some benefits, it’s to lay another brick in the foundation of always pursuing a better you. Who’s in?

- PS


  • Strict weighted ring dips - 5,5,5,5

  • Hollow rocks - 4x10


  • For time, 21-15-9 reps of:

    • Burpees

    • Pull-ups