Death to Dadbod: Sibling Rivalry

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

They say children are the future. If that’s the case – then you’re all welcome. I’m blessed with 3 amazing children who are going to make the world a better place. They’re 3 of the most loving, kind hearted little humans I’ve ever met. Ahem, I also have a 9-week-old baby boy, but the jury is still out on him. He’s the first of the 4 to actually have my DNA, so he’s got an uphill climb. He’s already mastered …

What Fitness Means to Us Now…With Kiddos

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

Once upon a time, long, long ago, when we were younguns, we worked out for two reasons: As down time or “me time” So we could keep up with all the crazy talented competitors at the CrossFit Games. Now, with three little humans overtaking our household, our “why” looks very different. Here’s a glimpse at what fitness means to us now, and how we make home workouts work amidst all the interruptions and distractions that come with parenting. Fitnessing at …

How to Win as an Outsider

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

We want you to win as an Outsider. And to do that, we’re here to set you up for success. Getting motivated to work out again is no easy thing. Nor is going from zero to hero and suddenly getting consistent with your fitness. That takes planning and self-awareness. Here are 3 things to do if you want to make this online workout program work for you— We’re here for you. We want you to succeed. Put these 3 things …

Death to Dadbod: Black Licorice

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

You know the old saying, “Seven days of rest, makes one weak?” No? That’s not how it goes? Well today’s workout says otherwise. One round of 30 burpees and I thought I was drooling Nyquil. Not the Berry kind, either. I haven’t taken the medicine in 7 days, yet I could taste the funky sweetness of black licorice. Sidebar: Licorice, weird word. Lickerish. Liquorisch. Licorysh. Licorice? No. As a writer, I think words matter. So does spelling. Some words make …

A Dumbbell Workout for Home…or Anywhere

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness, Workout Videos

Last month, we tested the workout written for April 16th with a suuuuuper casual sweat sesh in our garage and driveway. If you want to join the #DumbbellDanceParty and workout with us, here’s what we’re doing: Run 200m 21 Dumbbell Deadlifts Run 400m 15 Single Arm Dumbbell Push Presses (15 on Left, 15 on Right) Run 600m 9 Dumbbell Woman Makers All that running feels like… I tend to chillax a little in my runs, treating them as my time …

Death To Dadbod: The Recovery Conundrum

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

I’m sick. The doctor says I gots a strep froat and my allergies are going crazy because of stress and mother nature. He gave me a z-pack, an inhaler, and said I needed to rest for the next few days. No workouts, he says. Take a break, snuggle my baby (he’s also sick), and drink lots of water. My body needs recovery. Last week, I worked 50 hours, edited 1/5th of my next novel, officiated two weddings, was the best …

3 Things That Affect How Fit You Feel

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

You’re working out but you still feel blah. You’re wondering how to get fit at home with your busy, full life. With all the distractions and priorities. Or, maybe you feel stuck in routines that just aren’t giving you the results you want. We believe it’s not all about the workout program. It’s about context. A more holistic understanding. The bigger picture. It’s about what you’re doing outside of the program…outside of Outside the Box. There are many, many things …

How can I follow my preferred track in BTWB?

Pat Barber BTWB

Professor Pat is in the house! Today, I’m going to help you get a little more comfortable using Beyond the Whiteboard. Just to review—Remember, our program offers 3 tracks, which are based on the equipment you have access to in your home gym or local gym: Minimalist: Dumbbells, Jump Rope Generalist: Dumbbells, Jump Rope, Pull-up Bar, Box, Medicine Ball Enthusiast: Dumbbells, Jump Rope, Pull-up Bar, Box, Medicine Ball, Kettlebell, Rings, Rower, Barbell Step One: Choose a Workout Track Which track makes …

Death To Dadbod: Rage and Ronnie Coleman

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

Today marks three full weeks of Outside the Box. My body has begun to feel soreness in places that used to have muscles. My home has turned into a minimalist home gym. My body has turned into a wonderland. As in, I wonder when I’ll stop feeling like a bearded Walrus. For the record, in my mind, this is how I look while doing sit-ups: Fortunately, today’s workout doesn’t feature sit-ups or any direct ab workout. Although, [spoiler alert] Renegade …

Death To Dadbod (3/29/2019)

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

The house is quiet. Almost too quiet. Joanie (my wife) is off to run errands and pick up the twin from dance practice. She’s probably going to come back with a new kitten, if history is any inclination. We used to have 3 kids and 3 cats. Now we have 4 kids… how’s your math? She trusted me home alone with our newborn. This isn’t me being the “dad who babysits.” But she’s really going out on a limb to …