Workout of the Day



In a review of the daily news, there is an abundance of messages. The following seems to be one of the more frequent, “Stay home and wash your hands.” Sounds simple enough, right? Dig a little further and you’ll find all manner of infographics detailing the importance of both as well as step by step guides on how to effectively follow both protocols.

The message is simple, yet we still require additional instructions in order to make the practice effective. Even worse, in knowing what we need to do it is not unlikely that a simple, identifiable practice, that can create a solution, will be easily dismissed.

Obviously the current situation cannot be solved by something as simple as just staying at home and washing your hands. However, as a hypothetical example, if we seriously consider the benefits to those two simple practices we can have a substantial impact on future outcomes.

Why is it then that people are still looking for a more complex solution? It is my belief that we have a tendency to over-complicate simple things, adding unnecessary difficulty to the solution. It’s a lot easier to ignore a solution that requires unnecessary complexity and adds a greater degree of uncertainty to the result. Alternatively, think about what sort of framework we set-up if we follow the simple guidelines first. We can impact the outcome we seek, having more certainty by keeping this framework simple.

This KISS principle can guide your day. One by one, accomplishing the most simple of tasks first will inevitably lead to a higher degree of desired outcomes by the end of the day. This idea is present in all tasks, from cooking, to supply chains...even your fitness.

Keep it stupid simple out there. There is no need to overcomplicate the process in an effort to find the most elegant solution.

See you out there. #developyourself







04132020 - WOD

  • 7x 3 isometric towel deadlift (:03 effort)

  • 3 rounds for quality

    • 8 single leg hip thrust(R)

    • 8 single leg hip thrust(L)

    • 8 towel hamstring curls

  • 3 rounds for time

    • 10 ballistic push-up to squat

    • 20 towel arm slides

    • 30 towel overhead squats

*record your time in the comments

  • 5 x 10 floor tricep extensions