Workout of the Day

Better, Not Easier


Many people new to strength and conditioning enter into training expecting things to eventually get easier. I make it a point to clarify this whenever I have the opportunity: it doesn’t.

More specifically, I should say that it doesn’t, and it shouldn’t.

Without a doubt, the same physical output you produce on your first day of training should be far easier on your 100th day of training, and your output on the 100th day of training will far exceed your output from the first day of training. We see this all the time when we regularly revisit benchmark workouts. With consistent training, performance will improve.

But, that doesn’t mean it’s any easier. The same concept of scaling that allows us to coach a brand new student through the same day of training as a veteran student allows us to keep the appropriate intensity, even as you advance. There is no end to this, and that should be taken as good news. You’re going to get better, and the stimulus will continue to rise to match your capacity.

As far as I’m concerned, we’re not here to do something easy. We’re here to become better.

- PS


  • 20rm back squat


  • “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

  • With a partner, for total combined time:

  • Partner 1 - “Dr. Jekyll”

    • 18-12-6

      • Hand release push-ups

      • Squats

  • Partner 2 - “Mr. Hyde”

    • 18-12-6

      • Burpees

      • Wallballs (20/14)

  • *Switch*