Pleasure in Suffering

In French, jouissance is a word for enjoyment. Generally speaking, this term can be used to capture any kind of physical, mental, or spiritual pleasure.

While pleasure is good, us humans can be prone to finding jouissance in our own suffering. This morbid, self-destructive habit can be found in gyms amongst other places. So, let me ask you:

Do you seek pleasure in suffering?

I’d caution you that there is no pride in this pattern. It’s more common than you think. Furthermore, if you think you need to bask in your own suffering to accomplish great things, you’re wrong.


Logan Gelbrich


8/13/18 WOD

Find an 8RM Bulgarian Split Squat…
-Rest 1 min between legs-

Then, complete the following for time of:
100 Double Unders
50 KB Swings (70/53)
50 DB Step ups (50/35)
50 KB Swings
100 Double Unders