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 …

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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 …

Unfiltered Woman – Adee Cazayoux Ep. 1

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

All About Adee In this week’s edition of Unfilitered 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. With her successful businesses and life stability before 30, we thought …

Death to Dadbod: Meet Barney

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Barney ain’t like other kettlebells. We should start there. He’s 44 lbs of purple power and unrelenting gravity. We’ve been workout partners for a few months now, thanks to Kettlebell Kings, and he’s quickly proven his superiority. Every workout we’ve done together features me heaped over in a puddle of sweat and humility. Barney, on the other hand, stares back and asks for more. Why do you care? Barney isn’t just a kettlebell. He’s a symbol. Do you remember the …

DIY: Make Your Own Weights for the Home Gym

Cheryl Hargrove Home Gym, Workout Videos

Make Your Own Weights When making the shift from a conventional gym or affiliate to your home, one big factor is finances. You’ve made the decision to work out at home, so now your goal is to outfit the bad boy. You parouse Craigslist, hit up local garage sales, check Facebook Marketplace for some cheap weights, but often times it’s a laborious effort that involves coordinating with multiple people. Even more so than that, it takes a lot of attention …

Death to Dadbod: CrossFit Open 20.5 Recap

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Here we are. Standing together at the finish line. Five weeks of excellent fitness has come, and only a few days until it’s all over. If you’re vying for the chance to make it to the CrossFit Games, I wish you nothing but the best of luck. If you’re like me, and you’re just trying to finish the CrossFit open with your body intact… I’m there for ya. This year’s CrossFit Open has been my favorite. Outside the Box has …