Directionality Over Position: the Stock Trader’s Approach to Physical Fitness

There’s a sad story in health and fitness and it’s all about where you are now. There’s the shame of being out of shape, for example. There’s also the inflated ego and complacency of being fit “enough” to stagnate. 

That’s not how a stock trader would see it. 

Position is worth almost nothing to a stock trader. Google stock (GOOG) is trading at $135.49 per share as I write this. Is that stock ten times more interesting than Ford’s stock (F), which is trading at $12.05 per share? 

What’s important is the direction each stock is heading in. If Google stock trends down and Ford stock trends up, then the most obvious way to evaluate them (as a stock trader) is that Google is a loser and Ford is a winner. 

Take that into the realm of health and fitness and now we start to understand how important trajectory is instead of your current fitness status. Take your current health out of the equation, are your daily, weekly, monthly lifestyle habits putting you on an upward or downward trajectory? 

That’s all that matters.

9/1/23 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 5 rounds of the following:
3 Power Snatches

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
50 Yard 1- Arm KB Front Rack Carry (ea)
8 1- Arm Lat PullDowns
16 Plank to Pillars

Complete the following for time:
1 Bull Run
25 KB Swings(62/44)
25 Ball Slams(20/10)
25 KB Push Presses(Right)
1 6th Street Hill Run
25 KB Swings(62/44)
25 Ball Slams(20/10)
25 KB Push Presses(Left)
1 Bull Run



1 1/4 Bench Press

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
8 DB Z-Press
10 Bent Rows
12-15 Lat Pull Downs

Then, AMRAP 10
60 Double Unders
30 Squats
15 Slam Balls