Workout of the Day

Start at the Start


When you first learned to read, you started with letters and then some basic three-letter words. Your parents and teachers did not hand you a copy of War and Peace and tell you to get on with it. This simple elegance is often lost when we move beyond learning to read and get to things like diet and exercise.

“Are sweet potatoes okay to eat?”

Counter question: how many processed foods do you eat in a week? Get rid of the chips, sweet beverages, bleached grains, and freezer meals, and then we’ll talk about sweet potatoes.

“Should I do sets of three or sets of five to improve my back squat?”

Counter question: how many days of the week are you lifting weights? Get to consistently training three or more days every week and you can dig into the merits of sets of three or five.

“Should I do more sit-ups if I want abs?”

Counter question: how long have you been training regularly and being deliberate with your nutrition? Get a consistent year under your belt, and then we’ll have the abs talk.

Often, the answer is simpler than you may think. Walk before you run. You’ll never get to the finish line if you don’t bother to get through the start.

- PS


  • AMRAP 20

    • 25 overhead squats (95/65)

    • 100 DUs