Workout of the Day

You Don't Need More Information To Lose Weight


If you Google ‘how to lose weight,” you’re going to have 684,000,000 results on your hands, and I’m willing to bet that reading one or one hundred or one million of those results isn’t going to do much to actually help you lose weight. It’s not an issue of inaccurate information or poor comprehension. It’s an issue of execution.

The thing is, information probably isn’t the thing holding you back from losing weight. The volume of data in the world increases at an accelerating rate every day, and we are swimming in a practical infinity of information about how to lose weight or get fit or whatever else. And still, we are an overweight and unfit population, and our trajectory doesn’t look like it’s changing any time soon.

The greatest irony is that if I were to title this post “how to lose 15 pounds in 30 days” and fill it with search engine optimized buzzwords about weight loss and fast and easy dieting, it would receive more clicks and reads than any post I’ve written. And it would probably help absolutely no one lose weight.

Perhaps, instead of reading another post about tips and tricks for weight loss or spending another dollar on weight loss supplements, what we ought to do is follow through on what we already know. Perhaps we ought to seek accountability and skin in the game rather than another regurgitation of what we’ve already read time and again.

Because at the end of the day, we don’t have an information problem. We have a follow-through problem.

- PS


  • “DT”

  • Five rounds for time:

    • 12 deadlifts (155/105)

    • 9 hang power cleans

    • 6 push jerks