Workout of the Day

You Can't Wear Shorts in the Dead of Winter


Perhaps this idea won’t land quite as well given that here in sunny southern California, the temperatures only ever range by about three degrees and the sun is always out, but here goes: in most of the world, you can’t wear shorts and a tank top year round.

Joking aside, regardless of where you live, you’re going to need to change with the seasons. On the one hand, this can be taken literally. Living in Nebraska for a few years, by the time November rolled around, it was generally time to put all of your shorts in storage and recognize that you’d probably have no use for them until April. Winter brought with it necessary changes, too. You had to plan an extra ten minutes in your morning to warm up your car and scrape ice from the windshield, and if it was snowing, you had better double your potential commute time. The fact of the matter is, you can’t get away with living like it’s summer in the dead of winter, and vice versa.

While scraping ice from your windshields before heading to work in the morning isn’t a big concern in the harsh winters of San Juan Capistrano, we all have our own seasons.

Right now, every parent is in the midst of a change in seasons from summer time to the school year. Kids are going back to school, sports are starting again, there are back-to-school nights and parent-teacher conferences and science fairs and basketball games, and the list goes on. You may experience a person change in seasons as you transition to a new job with a new schedule, new demands on the hours in your day, new demands on your emotions and your energy. You may experience the incredible change in seasons of welcoming your first (or second, or fifth) child into your life, or the season change of a family member passing, or of moving to a new home.

There will always be changes in seasons, and what rings true through them all is that you must adapt with the season. The demands of summer are different than the demands of winter, and you can’t carry on acting the same as the seasons change around you and not expect the outcomes to fall apart. You must change, too.

- PS


  • For time, 12-9-6 reps of:

    • Bar muscle-ups

    • Box jumps (30”/24”)


  • 3 rounds for quality:

    • 12 strict ring rows

    • 8 hollow arch rolls