Professor Rivetti’s Body Proximity Theory

When I was in college, most business majors rushed to get into Professor Rivetti’s finance classes because he was funny and he presented his material in a way that felt like it had real world application. He was loose and fun and rarely did those words describe finance. 

He rarely gave anything that resembled investment advice, but I’ll never forget when he said:

“Invest close to the body.”

His argument was that when the economy wanes, people will make sacrifices based on their proximity to their body. No matter how bad the economy gets, people will still need food, for example. 

As a fitness professional, I observe a fairly important nuance to Rivetti’s hypothesis. You see, if you perceive training in the gym as a luxury, it will be one of the first items you cut from your expense list. If you perceive it was a pillar of your health, it will be the last item you eliminate. 

Where does it rank for you?

7/28/23 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 4 rounds of the following:
6 1-Arm Overhead Landmine Reverse Lunge (ea)
8 Sliding Push Ups (ea)
:30 Suitcase Handle Hold

Complete 5 rounds of the following:
In :90
50 Double Unders
Max KB Swings (72/53)
-Rest :90-



Find a heavy load for the following complex:
1 HH Power Clean
2 Hang Power Clean

Complete the following for time:

1000m Row
3 Rounds:
12 Deadlifts (155/105)
9 Hang Power Cleans
6 Shoulder-to-Overhead

**Compare row score to 7/21. Athletes pay a 20 burpee penalty for not beating their time from last week**