Workout of the Day

Just Say No (To Fake Fitness)


While we put some stock in the idea of “looking the part” (after all, your outward appearance is generally a representation of your inner health and habits), we purposefully do not center our efforts around looks-oriented training.

For one, we’re not interested in fake fitness. Big biceps and shiny abs without the underlying fitness to back it up is like a beautiful classic muscle car with a tiny four-cylinder engine under the hood. All show, no go. Our sights are set on functionality, fitness, and health, not on pretending to be any of those things. Not to mention, I’ve seen plenty of instances of folks without much of the shiny outer appearance (i.e., no big biceps and shiny abs) running circles around individuals whose training has led them to look the part, but not be the part.

In addition, we find it played out again and again that consistent performance-minded training combined with healthy and moderated lifestyle habits (nutrition, sleep, etc.) yield a pretty good crop of “looking the part.” Have you ever seen an Olympic-level sprinter that looks anything short of physically fantastic? I, for one, have not. Form follows function.

If you’re going to do the work, you might as well gain some fitness doing it. Just say no to fake fitness!

- PS


  • 20 min AMRAP

    • 10 double DB clean (50/35)

    • 10 HSPU

    • 40 DUs