Death to Dadbod: Hot Sauce and Push-ups

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

This one is a total body workout with Push-ups. I love hot sauce. If someone hands me a bottle of hawt sawce I’m going to put it on my food. Heat makes the flavor better. I don’t waste time with the phony warnings or recommendations on dosage… if you like it enough to recommend it, I’m going to pour it on. And because of who I am as a person, I tend to put too much on. Sometimes, this doesn’t …

Meet Whitney

Taz Barber 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 Whitney. • If you could pick another eye color for yourself, …

Death to Dadbod: CrossFit’s Favorite Girl (Fran)

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

I’ve been involved in the CrossFit world for sometime. Been to the Games three times, Regionals four times, and at least a half dozen local comps. I’ve been a part of two gyms and have done drop-ins and had visitors. In 2014, I even shaked (shook?) Greg Glassman’s hand. I’ve done Fran over 50 times.   Wait, before I continue, I should explain. Fran is not a person. Well, Fran is a name of plenty of persons, but that’s not …

Eat Better or Workout?

Taz Barber No Filter Fitness

Our lives are full and a bit chaotic, which means it often feels impossible to hit the holy trinity: nutrition, movement and sleep. We feel like something has to be sacrificed. When we were younger, we gave up sleep as though it was this cheap thing that didn’t matter much because we could always drink more coffee. Then came the kiddos to keep us up at night, and we became obsessed with sleep. What it does for our brains, our …

Death to Dadbod: Memorial Day Murph

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

It’s been 3 years since I’ve completed a Memorial Day Murph. I’m like a CrossFit cicada. For those who don’t know, check this out for a description on why CrossFit has a hero workout named after Lt. Murphy. I’m not what you would call patriotic. Not that I’m an anarchist or anything, but national pride isn’t really a part of my DNA. Why? For starters, I take good things for granted by nature.   Anyways. Even though I’m not getting …

Death to Dadbod: Fortnite Fitness

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

My son is obsessed with Fortnite. He knows all the dances, the landmarks on the map, and uses words like EPIC to describe a squad victory. I listen to his stories because I love him. He’s almost 14 years old, and soon he’s not going to want to talk to me about anything. I’ve read plenty of parenting handbooks to know there’s a good chance I’m going to be treated like his sworn enemy for a few years.   He’s …

The Best “Nice to Have” CrossFit Home Gym Gear

Pat Barber Home Gym

Do you dream of the perfect CrossFit home gym? The one that’s stocked with all the best gear and all the cushy comforts that make the space your favorite place to be. So that you actually want to get up and move, you finally get fit and stay fit, and you never struggle with consistency. Yeah…I’ve given many hours to that fantasy too. Our garage gym isn’t perfect, never will be. That’s the magical pull of the dream. There’s always …

Death to Dadbod: Third Time’s No Charm

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

I Googled, “Origin of third time’s a charm.” I needed to find the name of my enemy. Has this ever been true? Has anyone in the history of history ever ever everrrrrr found good fortune on the third attempt? I searched that too. Google’s answer, “Nah, bro.” This workout is fun. So fun that I did it three times in the last two weeks. Apparently, Pistols are my new favorite stimulus. I’m like Yosemite Sam pow-powing in the air like …

On Parenting and Life After Competition

Taz Barber Brain Gainz

We’re big believers in giving our time to meaningful things. When Greg McKeown’s Essentialism audiobook came out several years ago, we were nodding our heads in agreement so much that it almost made our necks hurt. To sum up the book in one sentence: Being busy is not the way to be. He pours truth into those pages, but his words go against our larger culture. Which means his message is not in alignment with how we’re measured by the …

How to Use the Squads Feature in Beyond the Whiteboard

Pat Barber BTWB

To get this program into your hands, we’ve partnered with Beyond the Whiteboard.⁣ And one of our favorite things about the app is the Squads feature.⁣ With it, you can create private squads and invite family and friends to do the same workouts you’re doing so that you can all suffer together. 😁⁣ The app lets you share workout activity, messages and personal records with your crews.⁣ Which means you can hold each other accountable, celebrate wins, show support and …