Hungry, Ignorant, and Catching Up

Two days ago I posed a thought provoking comment on our social media that read, “Imagine how intelligent you’d be if you thought you knew nothing.” The constant assumption of ignorance leaves one to remain open to learning, and enters one into a closed loop of constant improvement. Yesterday I asked the 4:30 class, for a moment, to pretend they knew nothing, because “everything [they] knew about weightlifting could only hurt [them].” Leaving behind notions of how to move the bar with strength and confidence allowed them to be open to learning more efficient, less intuitive movement.

What is this theme of a novice mindset all about? If you ask me, it’s the sense of urgency and constant need to improve that make up the most valuable perspective of the novice mind. Never give that up, even in mastery.

Let me ask you, would you rather right a man who’s hungry or a man who’s content?

Pretend you know nothing. Believe you’ve always got some major catching up to do. Stay hungry.


Logan Gelbrich




4/3/14 WOD

3 x 5 Front Squats / 10 Back Squats



200m OH Plate Carry (45/25)
12 Toes-to-Bar