CrossFit Hero Workouts

Death to Dadbod: Running DT

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

CrossFit Hero Workouts require a different mindset. I don’t care if you’re doing a partnered/modified Murph or doing a half Glen – the spirit of the hero workout is to take it more seriously than others. Instead of a moment of silence, this is an opportunity to honor someone who did the right thing. With the current status of our world, we could use a little more glorification of sacrifice. That’s the beauty of these CrossFit Hero Workouts, if you …

No Fear

Death to Dadbod: The No Fear Lie

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” -Mandela Do you remember the No Fear stickers? Dude-bros who drove a Chevy had the little kid peeing on a Ford symbol.  These were the “No Fear” eyes. Tough, huh? Is the cartoon face of fearlessness?  When I see someone say “No Fear” my mind instantly goes to the dude-bro. Not because the urinating child or over expressive eyebrows, but because every dude-bro is a …

Meet Nikki Harvey

Cheryl Hargrove Outsider Interviews

This world is full of people pushing themselves, unlearning harmful beliefs and behaviors, following their curiosity, and just trying to do their part to love life and leave the world better than they found it. If they can do it, so can you, so can we. Because we’re all in this together, and we’re tougher than we think. In this week’s Outsider Interview, we’d like to introduce you to Nikki. • It’s your birthday and you get to have anything …

benchmark workouts

Death to Dadbod: Outsider Chipper

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

I Googled, “Why are benchmark workouts important in CrossFit?” Don’t ask why. It’s definitely not because this week’s Outside the Box Benchmark features an 800 Meter Run and I didn’t want to do it. Or because Devil Presses feel like an exorcism of every demon in my family tree. Nope, I was just curious. And do you know what curiosity does to cats like me? As if Greg Glassman was reading my mind, the first result was a link to …

How to Travel for Work and Stay Healthy

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz

This week’s blog post comes to us from Janet Navarrette, founder and owner of BlueJ Health and Wellness – a company devoted to bringing health, fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle education to everyday people like you, specializing in corporate wellness.  Business, Balance, and Your Best Intentions Business trips usually come with a tough schedule filled hour-to-hour with client meetings, all-day conferences, followed by lots of drinking (especially if you’re in sales)! But despite this heavy schedule, you have the best intentions …

A fast workout

Death to Dadbod: Six Sweaty Minutes

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

I need a fast workout. The week snuck (sneaked?) up on me. Time flies when you have 4 kids, three cats, and a 60-minute commute to work.  Part of me is still struggling to get out of bed Monday morning. Yet, here I am, getting ready to workout at 10:00pm. It’s the only time I could workout, and there ain’t no rules against a late night WOD, right?  Sidebar: Judging from the picture above, part of our spouting fell off. …

Training After Injury

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz

Remember when we first found Crossfit? We were infected. It consumed us… all we thought about was our next workout. How we couldn’t walk down the stairs without grasping the hand rails. Rationalizing eating all of the bacon in the world because, well, our quads needed it. #thrusters… Thinking about what we needed to do in order to get better at the things we sucked at. Do we need more tape? More chalk? More head bands? Often times, our enthusiasm …

CrossFit Games

Death to Dadbod: Stationary Sprint

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

This picture was taken about 6 years ago at the CrossFit Games. Pukey the Clown and I shared a staredown in the vendor village while my brother was busy winning his 2nd Affiliate Cup. The CrossFit Games are a blast; whether watching the competitors, the dudes with fresh haircuts and low self-awareness, the free stuff at the vendor village, or the totes awesome food – you’re going to have a good time. Sadly, I’m not going this year. Not as …

Meet Robert van der Heyden

Cheryl Hargrove Outsider Interviews

This world is full of people pushing themselves, unlearning harmful beliefs and behaviors, following their curiosity, and just trying to do their part to love life and leave the world better than they found it. If they can do it, so can you, so can we. Because we’re all in this together, and we’re tougher than we think. In this week’s Outsider Interview, we’d like to introduce you to Robert. • It’s your birthday and you get to have anything …

Death to Dadbod: Double Powers

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Double Unders are CrossFit’s Broccoli. Consistently overlooked as a staple in their field, yet their presence is always felt and the value is unavoidable. Plus, both Double Unders and Broccoli are high in fiber. And they’re both at their best when soaked in a cheesy soup. If you’re looking for Double Under Tips, you’ve come to the right place. I’m actually pretty decent at Double Unders. At least compared to everything else fitness related. I haven’t practiced in years, yet …