Wrong Questions Yield Wrong Answers

If lost somewhere in the desert on a road trip from Los Angeles, CA to Phoenix, AZ, the wrong question is “Excuse me, sir, which way to Interstate 5 North?” Even the best, most accurate directions to the I-5 North won’t get you to Phoenix. Asking the right questions are just as important as getting the right answers. Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 6.44.24 PM

In the fitness industry, the question is almost always, “What’s new?” Based on that question, the answers will almost always yield something fresh but untested and driven by novelty. The answers we’re looking, however, are for concrete results. According to modern thinker, Nassim Taleb, there is a direct relationship between an ideas newness and it’s unlikelihood of survival. The oldest ideas, however, are statistically more likely to last longer. When it comes to the numbers, newness is fragile.

If you look at how broken America’s health and fitness is, this fragility is all too familiar. What if, then, when it comes to fitness the question became, “What’s old?”

If fitness pursuits started there, we might get better answers.


Logan Gelbrich


4/5/16 WOD

Complete the following for time:

Run 2 Miles


Then, AMRAP 6

8 DB Thrusters (50/30)

8 Toes to Bar