6/27/16 - Fragile People Break

A friend recently sent me an alarming article that proposes that people under thirty have a measurably weaker grip than our populations just a few decades prior. Of course, there’s a swift explanation for the phenomenon as we enter into the most technologically advanced era of human existence. Much our our time spent working is spent typing, swiping, and clicking rather than more physically oriented tasks that you could argue were more prevalent in past eras.

Forget grip strength and Silicon Valley for second, though. This one observation isn’t ground breaking, but it does pile onto the idea that we’re getting soft. The trouble is our recent appeal to fragility is contagious and its ease is attractive. It easily can get worse before (if ever) it gets better.

It seems like a race these days to see how quickly we can complain. The first sign of less-than-ideal conditions are cause for quits. We’ve made being fragile en vogue when we need resilience to go viral.

See how long you can go without whining about how hard your life is. You can use all that extra time to make yourself a little harder to kill and a little more valuable to yourself and others.

Plus, fragile people break easily. We can’t afford to have your out of the fight, and we especially don’t want to hear about it.

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

6/27/16 WOD

Find Heavy Standing Sled Pull

 

Complete 5 rounds for reps of:

In 1 minute..

200′ Shuttle Run

Max DB Snatches (60/40)

-Rest 2 Minutes –