Workout of the Day

The Pill


If there were a pill that would: slow and even reverse the effects of aging, that would improve mood and fight depression and anxiety, that would decrease blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, that would diminish the rates of cancer and diabetes, that would improve body composition, increase cognitive capacities, and improve physical function, all with little to no side-effects… if this pill existed, it would be prescribed to every American to walk through the doors of a doctor’s office. It would change the medical field as we know it and make headlines and history books.

You’ve likely guessed that this non-existent “pill” I am talking about is exercise.

I’ve heard the “if exercise were a pill” example countless times before, and I imagine you have too. But it bears repeating. We have a tool in our hands that gives answers to some of the most pressing medical questions we have today. We know all that we need to know to make a positive change to our physical and mental well-being in a way that no modern medicine can.

It’s not as easy as a little pil and a gulp of water before bed. And I would say, of course it’s not. The best things rarely are. But I think it’s still worth it, don’t you?

- PS


  • Overhead squat - 5,5,5


  • 2 rounds:

  • 3 min AMRAP:

    • 50’ sandbag carry (AHAP)

    • 5 sandbag squat

    • 50’ sandbag carry

    • 5 overhead squats (115/80)

  • Rest 3 mins