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 …

DIY Medicine Ball – Beer, Beans & Baby Wipes

Cheryl Hargrove Home Gym, Workout Videos

Working Out At Home During the Holidays The holidays mean that we end up getting a bit off kilter with our schedules. We have special occasions to tend to, holiday parties to make appearances at, cookies that hang out on the counter and stare at us until we consume them… but we STILL wanna keep our fitnassss up. My favorite thing to do is a workout in my own living room, especially in the winter time when it’s cold outside …

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, …

What It Means to Be An Outsider

Cheryl Hargrove No Filter Fitness

Who are we: the Outsiders Some of you may remember middle school… reading the 1967 novel by S.E. Hinton. Others of you may remember the story as it was popularized by the Francis Ford Coppola 1983 film that featured a star-studded, adolescent cast. Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane, Tom Cruise, Leif Garrett… I mean come on… #swoon. Classic story of societal and class struggles #Socs #Greasers. But how does this relate to our …

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. …

Best Tips For Your Garage Gym Weightlifting Program

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, Home Gym

So you wanna gain some good ‘ol Weightlifting strength in your garage gym. Look no further, because the Outsiders are introducing our first garage gym Weightlifting program from our coach, Matt Bruce. About Coach Matt Bruce Matt Bruce is part of a long line of successful strength and conditioning coaches from Gayle Hatch Weightlifting. With over 17 years of experience in Olympic weightlifting, Coach Bruce has profound knowledge in program design and periodization for explosive strength, power, and force velocity …

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 …

Unfiltered Woman – Adee Cazayoux Ep. 2

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

All About Adee In this week’s edition of Unfiltered Woman, Taz sits down with Adee Cazayoux, founder of Working Against Gravity. It is program that works with clients one-on-one to help them meet their health and nutrition goals. Her academia includes Masters in Nutrition and Human Performance and BAH in Psychology|Masters in Teaching. Her competitive career in Weightlifting boasts a Bronze medal at the 2016 Canadian National Weightlifting Championships. In this week’s discussion, Adee talks about her shift from a …

in a hurry

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 …