How to Get the Most from a Workout

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

We believe that training at a great affiliate with skilled coaches is the best thing you can do to reach your highest potential. That said, sometimes life is full and you don’t have enough time to get to an affiliate and train for an hour. As coaches, we don’t say that lightly. Right now, we have three kiddos (6 years, 3 years and 4 months) and we run two small businesses. Life is full, time is limited, and working out …

Death to Dadbod (3/22/2019)

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

This is me. My son was born just over a month ago. My wife and I went through IVF to have our tiny little miracle. We have pictures of him when he was an embryo. It’s the most adorable little blob you ever did see. We knew the cost going in. We knew it was like buying one really nice car, or five thousand Chick-Fil-A sandwiches. I stressed a lot during her pregnancy. That’s not to ignore her stress or …

Our Gear List Explained

Pat Barber Home Gym

In this video, I walk you through our garage gym as I talk about my favorite gear and some options for where to buy equipment. I also show you what gear you need for each equipment phase of our program (Minimalist, Generalist, Enthusiast) so you can see where you’re at within those set-ups. In the video, I mention a few places to shop for equipment: Play It Again Sports Target Ross/Marshalls And then the more specialty shops: Rogue Titan Rage …

Dad Hack: DIY Med Ball

Pat Barber Home Gym

You fellow dads out there will understand: When you become a father, it’s universal law that you start DIYing. It just happens, and there’s no fighting it. This is my latest project— a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a medicine ball from stuff in my backyard and garage. For everyone out there doing home gym workouts or living that #garagegymlife. Stay gold.  

We’re Bad at Goals

Taz Barber Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

The thing about setting goals is that most of us are terrible at it. The first problem is that we don’t know what we want. Or, we don’t know why we want it. We’re like kids in a toy store, running around, wanting everything we see, crying because we can’t have it, and then forgetting it ever existed an hour later. Apparently, it wasn’t that important to us. Maybe we were bored, confused, frustrated, and in looking for a balm …

When the Excuses Keep Winning

Taz Barber Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

In my teens and twenties, my life was all about Sport and Fitness. I played multiple sports. Was a CrossFit Games competitor. Owned an affiliate. Coached clients. And coached coaches, too. My friends were the type of CrossFitters who were breaking barriers (and the internet) like every other week. It was a lot to live up to. Sorta like how a doctor feels as if they can never be sick because that would reflect poorly on their knowledge or skill, …