When Being Normal Gets You Killed

There’s this odd phenomenon occurring these days. When it comes to nutrition, fitness, and general capacity, societal norms have changed slow enough over time to the point that we often accept low performance, chronic disease, and even unhealthy body composition as “normal.”

Furthermore, this new standard for normal is often pitted against things like vibrant health, quality nutrition, and physical capacity. Today’s society often looks at a woman who lifts sixty-five pounds over her head as abnormal, while I’d like to inquire, “What is normal about not being able to do that?”

Today, eating real pasture centric food isn’t normal. Sweating and doing work isn’t normal. Having muscles isn’t normal.

I’d like to think that it’s not normal to lack the ability to run a mile without stopping. It’s not normal to pick your bodyweight off the ground. It’s not normal to lack hip function to squat to depth. The good ole’ fashioned get-up (the burpee) should be available in bunches. Pushing and pulling with pain isn’t normal. To me, it sounds like being normal today is a great way to get killed.

In fact, if any of this stuff is normal then I want nothing to do with “normal,” and you shouldn’t either.


Logan Gelbrich


7/6/15 WOD

Complete 4 rounds for quality of:
2 Handstand to Forward Rolls
20 Shoulder Taps


Squat Clean Thrusters (165/125)