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Death to Dadbod: The Baby Shark Workout

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Full disclosure: I’m tired. This week has become a long month and I’m feeling like a stain on the underoos of life. Somehow, I made time to workout last night, the first time this week, and I’m pretty sure sleep deprivation is driving me slowly insane. I mean, why else would I be singing the Baby Shark song during a workout? Last night, our baby cried for roughly 36 hours. He’s teething, and he has his father’s tolerance of pain. …

Put the Fun in Functional: 5 Funky Bodyweight Exercises to Add to Your Workout Arsenal

Cheryl Hargrove Home Gym, Workout Videos

The Predicament You’re a garage/home gym exerciser and you’re looking to mix it up. However, the problem is, how and where do I get ideas to add variance into my programming? Thinking of new things to do involves effort, time, and a bit of learning. Eliminate ALL of that work for yourself and take a peek at the videos below. Seasoned Outsiders, you’ll likely recognize these from your session plans/workouts. Those of you who are new to OTB, try these …

Death to Dadbod: My CrossFit Injury

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

I broke my leg* at the Iron Games. It was during a Clean and Jerk Ladder, I was in the midst of putting 245 lbs over my head when a massive pop took place inside my knee. Sadly, I failed on the rep. I sustained my first real CrossFit injury* in my life.  *Okay, it’s not broken. However, if my wife asks, please tell her I totally tore my ACL. Or severed my kneecap. You can be as creative as …

Postpartum Body Chronicles Pt. 1 – Getting Started

Cheryl Hargrove Mom Mindfulness

Body Image Blame Every woman has her own journey with pregnancy and the postpartum period. We each have different health, fitness, and life experiences going into pregnancy. Which means, we have markedly different experiences for 40-weeks (that whole 9-month thing is a crock of s**t, it’s really 10-months). Leading to our own unique stories, nightmares, and birthing experiences surrounding our labor. THEN, we go through the postpartum period, which again, can have its trials, triumphs, and difficult tribulations. Which begs …

Death to Dadbod: The Iron Games 1

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

I’m at the Iron Games and it’s amazing. I’m having a great time, hanging with some awesome people, and getting to make so many new best friends. It’s a great reminder of the heart of CrossFit: Good people and fun fitness.  Here are five quick notes from my experience on the opening day of the Iron Games. 1.I got starstruck three times on Thursday. First, Nick Fowler. He’s one of the best coaches in CrossFit, one could say he’s the …

Meet Rick Wilkerson

Cheryl Hargrove 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 Rick. • It’s your birthday and you get to have anything …

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Death to Dadbod: The Space Between

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Picture this. I’m in the middle of a Handstand Hold. Arms shaking, body giggling, blood rushing to my brain. Inside my head, a lightbulb turns on. An epiphany hath doth strucketh: Is it Dadbod or Dad Bod? My normal reaction would be to shrug and say, “Who cares?” but there is a lot of weight in that little spacebar. This is my 25th Death to Dadbod. If I’m doing it wrong, what does that say about me? Sure, you don’t come …

Benefits of Bodyweight Workouts

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz

Bodyweight workouts can deliver potent fitness in a short amount of time. They can deliver quick fitness. Bodyweight workouts have a low barrier to entry, both physically, financially, and mentally. Going into the gym is always fun. It is, however, a time commitment. If you don’t have the time, money, or availability to get into the gym, bodyweight workouts can be part of the answer. 4 Benefits of Bodyweight Workouts Time spent NOT setting up workout equipment can be spent …

Death to Dadbod: Vacation Aftermath

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

We went to Vegas, again. This one is about a workout after vacation. Heaven knows I needed it after the last week. I don’t think I can call it our “best” family vacation, but there’s no doubt it’ll be remembered as our most memorable.  A few things to note, in the event you’re going to Vegas with your wife and kids: Don’t stay at Circus Circus. Unless you like boogers on your walls and enjoy the smell of stale cadavers. …

Balancing Summer Festivities and Nutrition

Taz Barber Brain Gainz

Summer is coming to an end here in the US of A. Boooo! Thanksgiving and Christmas are traditionally the Holiday Season and you will find guides every where about ‘How to get through the Holidays’ in regards to not eating all-the-things! But, what about Summer eating!? There are July 4th celebrations that last a week and not to mention BBQs and pool parties every weekend. This presents people with the same question: How do I not eat all-the-things!? #summereating  Pat …