Endless Fitness

Have you ever started something with no end? I guess there are other examples, but I think this training scenario here is rare. You see, normally you set out to do something for a pretty specific end goal. For example, one might hire a contractor and go through numerous evolutions of planning and execution with the end goal to build a home. Similarly, one might change his/her lifestyle habits and set up a payment plan to pay off a credit card. Both the new home and the paid off credit card offer a clear, precise end goal.

This is different.

This experience at DEUCE might have big goals along the way, but I’d argue that there is no “end goal.” Even if it seems like there is an end goal (albeit an ideal body weight, performance criteria, etc), when you get there I assure you that there’s an unlimited supply of progress to make. There’s always more skills to acquire, more strength to gain, and so on.

It’s endless.

You’re sitting somewhere on a spectrum that continues until infinity in the direction of health and fitness. Truly there is no end goal. I’m not telling you that your goals are less important, but what I’m telling you is that this experience here can provide more than you know you could want. Since there’s no limit or finish date to this progression, you might want to recalibrate what it means to maximize your potential.

I’ve been doing this for ten years and twice in the last two days I’ve enjoyed new PRs. Sometimes it’s fun to think about what the future will hold with equal parts hard work and patience. Keep at it. The future holds more than just your goals. You’ve got much, much more than that headed your way!


Logan Gelbrich




7/31/14 WOD

Back Squat


With one partner working at a time, complete the following for time:
10 Rounds of:
100’ Farmer’s Carry (AHAP)
10 Strict Pull-Ups