Death to Dadbod: A Real Fast Workout

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

What a time to be alive. It feels like just yesterday that I was worried about a teething baby and a flooded bathroom. Now, we got real concerns going on. COVID-19 is exposing some real weak points for some of us, myself especially. My brain is running in every direction, so much so that even a fast workout seems like an impossible commitment. I’m so worried about my kids safety/school work, my work going in the tank, and my house …

Let’s Talk About Time

Danial Hooper Uncategorized

So yeah… How can a clock move so fast and suddenly so slow? How were the first two weeks of January soooo slow and then suddenly we’re in February? Why does it feel like we never have enough time to actually achieve the things we want to do? Is this going to be a boring article with rehashed time saving tips that don’t actually work? Quick answers: 1) time only goes at one speed, you’re the one who changes. 2) …

Death to Dadbod – Filthy Fifty for Friends

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Today, my wife and I completed the OTB Minimalist version of the Filthy Fifty. It’s the CrossFit equivalent of a murder by 10,000 paper cuts. No one movement is meant to be awful, but if you do it fifty times, you’re bound to feel filthy and likely contract a disease of the will. It’s so fun. You should totes try this one. Before I jump into the workout. Here’s a bit of an update on how my January went. January …

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Death to Dadbod: CrossFit Girls x3

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

The CrossFit girls are all nasty. All due respect to you ladies out there, but y’all can be lady in the streets and a freak in the sheets – but you ain’t Fran, Diane, or any of the other crazy broads. If you haven’t read my Fran Recap, now’s a good time. And if you’re not going to read the recap, that’s okay. Just know that I’m not singling out a specific girl… these are the names of workouts. Today, …

Let’s Talk About Mondays

Danial Hooper Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

So yeah… Mondays will suck the life out of you. It’s almost in our DNA to complain and grog and whine our way through the first morning of the work week. We have a deeply abusive relationship with Mondays.  Every single time that alarm clock goes off, there’s a piece of us shrieking out a death call. “It feels like a Monday” is a way to describe an awful day that won’t end. “Case of the Mondays” is used when …

Death to Dadbod: How to Get a Six Pack

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Wanna know how to get a six pack? I got you. We’re in 2020 and I’m happy to help in all the ways. Sure, I don’t have a six pack. Nor have I ever. But just like every other dad, I’m totally qualified to give advice on topics I don’t have any experience in. Frankly, if I had a six pack, everything would look off. I’m not meant to be lean enough for a six pack. I’d look like one …

Let’s Talk About New Year’s Resolutions

Danial Hooper No Filter Fitness

So yeah… I know I’m jumping the gun by talking about New Year’s Resolutions this early. But we’re almost to Christmas, and you know what that means… Money has run out. Weight has been gained. Habits have been baddened. Destruction. Everywhere. So many good things have been undone because we can’t say no and eggnog only tastes good when it’s half booze. I freakin’ love it, too. Send me all the holiday cheer! And then! As soon as Christmas ends, …

Death to Dadbod: The Friday the 13th Workout

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

It’s Friday the 13th and I did a workout. I have regrets. Before this workout, I was convinced this would be a fun little burner. It felt like a nice active recovery with a little extra sweat. This week has been really exhausting but I was looking forward to this because I assumed this would be an enjoyable sweat sesh. I was wrong. I was out on the boat. Floating in my ignorance, while something was lurking under the surface. …

Death to Dadbod: Need a 10 minute Dumbbell Workout?

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Before I get to this week’s killer 10 minute dumbbell workout, I got something to say. Ahem. I can’t believe the year is ending. 2019 will forever be known as the year of the blur. Having a baby will do that to ya, though. One minute I was sleeping through the nights, enjoying the peace and quiet. The next I’m stumbling downstairs to get a baba, stepping on a plastic elephant who moos, and munching on the cutest baby the …

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In a Hurry

Danial Hooper Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

So yeah… The great failure of our society is not having too much to do. It’s not the distractions. Not the flashing lights or inability to stay focused on one thing. Our problem is that we’re always in a hurry. It’s our need for speed. In high school, our football team’s motto was “Speed Kills.” Those words are way more true now than they were back then. Speed kills relationships, because we stop being patient with one another. It kills goals, because …