Nonchalance, Hype’s Underrated Cousin?

We all love a good hype man. Just, think about it. There’s really nothing quite like the act of unequivocal, unadulterated passion shouted (perhaps better phrased, gifted) from one human to another, all in the name of encouragement. Doesn’t matter whether you’re delivering, receiving, or observing the hype. Well-intended and well-executed, it’s awe-inspiring – period!

But, if we reign in on hype specifically in instances used as an external source of motivation, can you see how relying on it to accomplish any task could easily become a crutch? Obviously big hype is generally served for big efforts (unless you’re into Jock Jams before brushing your teeth?), but consider how much more time and energy efficient you might be if you were able to still get your intended task done, and omit the mini pep rally.  

Now, my intent here is neither to discourage hype nor be a party pooper. Rather, coming from someone who identifies strongly with rallying “primal parties” pre lift and has only recently discovered the power that is mom love (relax, it’s only a fur baby), my offering to you is a lens that presents a different gear. It’s an interesting shift in perspective when you realize you have the capacity to express just as much power – if not more – with less buildup. 

So, what might happen if you were to approach your work today with a higher degree of nonchalance? It’s not a coincidence that the highest performers out there embody it.

Remember, calm is cool. Try it on for size.

10/15/21 WOD


Complete 5 rounds for quality of:

5 Strict Press
8 Weighted Evil Wheel

Then, complete 2 drop sets of:
2 Different Weights Strict Press

Then, AMRAP 10

12 DB Alternating Muscle Snatches(50/35)
8 Renegade Rows
10 DB Power Cleans


Seated Box Jump

Every :90 for 6 rounds, complete the following complex for load:

10 1-Arm KB Swings
6 1-Arm KB Cleans
6 1-Arm KB Push Presses 
10 1-Arm KB Front Squats 
** Left arm odd minutes, right arm even minutes

In teams of 3 or 4, AMRAP 4

Max Alt 100’ Sled Pushes