How to Check Leaderboards in Beyond the Whiteboard

Pat Barber BTWB

Wanna see the leaderboard for the workouts you’re following in Beyond the Whiteboard? Before I dive in, I need to quickly explain what our “tracks” are and how that affects which leaderboards you might want to see. With Outside the Box, you get 3 workout tracks (or options) with every workout. These tracks are based on what type of equipment you have access to: Minimalist: dumbbells, jump rope Generalist: dumbbells, jump rope, pull-up bar, box, medicine ball Enthusiast: dumbbells, jump …

Death to Dadbod: Running In Place (RIP)

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

I’m so excited to workout! Oh man, it’s been one of those weeks. Baby isn’t sleeping. Kids are farting around and crying about the smell. Marriage game is strong, but it’s hard to be power lifting when your tiniest human cries 4-162 times each night. I felt like I’ve been constantly running around. And I hate running. I need the weekend. Even if the weekend just means I work all day without actually being at Work all day. Maybe I’ll …

The Problem with Dumbbell Workouts

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

The biggest issue with dumbbell workouts, or workouts with limited gear, is that you tend to use the same movement patterns over and over again. If you’re an Outsider, then you know that we split every workout into 3 tracks or options based on the type of equipment you have access to: 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 The beauty …

How to See Notifications in Beyond the Whiteboard

Pat Barber BTWB

Did you come to Outsider the Box to find your people and be part of a community? This one’s for you. Because if you’re notifications are turned off in Beyond the Whiteboard, you’re missing out on all the fist bumps, claps and thumbs ups your fellow Outsiders are giving your workouts. Which is both annoying and a bit of a bummer to realize weeks, or months, into the program. Today, we’re going to help you see all the love people …

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 …