Workout of the Day

Done Learning


How long do you think it takes to really get it? To be proficient in all of the skills and sufficiently understand strategies and execution? To reach the point where, really, you’ve got all the learning done, and it’s now just a matter of doing the work?

Perhaps this is a bit of a trick question, because if you answered with any length of time at all, you were incorrect. 1 year, 10 years, 100 years -- it doesn’t really matter. “Getting it” just doesn’t happen.

To name it broadly, we are talking about “progress.” And when we speak of progress, in athletics or anything else, we are speaking of a multi-directional continuum with no distinct start or finish. Progress is less of a line and more of a plane, to use geometric terms.

To bring things back to reality, it’s telling that all of the top performers in the world have a coach. They recognize that, highest-level performer or not, they still have learning to do. What’s unsurprising is that these high level performers also tend to have an immense respect for and understanding of the process, and they know that the moment they are “done learning” is the moment they relinquish their spot at the top.

If we truly have any interest in progress, to become number one or just to become a bit better than we were yesterday, we ought to arrive daily with an empty cup, ready to learn more, regardless of how much we already know.

- PS


  • “DT”

  • 5 rounds for time:

    • 12 deadlifts (155/105)

    • 9 hang power cleans (155/105)

    • 6 push jerks (155/105)