Let’s Talk About Hard Conversations

Danial Hooper Brain Gainz, Family

So yeah… Hard conversations. It’s an easy day. Thursdays are rarely too intense. The twins and I are sitting down for dinner, as a family, enjoying some chicken, salad, and sweet potatoes. Joanie is seasoning the potatoes. Baby is taking a late nap on the account of a crazy growth spurt. AJ is upstairs in his dungeon being a moody teenager. We got some music on in the background and I’m enjoying a beer. Bella and I are talking about …

Let’s Talk About Fitness

Danial Hooper Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

So yeah… What is fitness, really? I’m not asking for Webster’s definition. That’s going to give some vague smart mush about physical capabilities and yada yadas. The definition isn’t the word, it’s just a description. And it feels pretty unrealistic. I’m in my 30s, fitness ain’t the same as back in the olden days. Ain’t nobody got time for 90 minutes in the gym. Not if you’re working a 9-5 and got a spouse and kids and cats and need …

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Let’s Talk About Change

Danial Hooper Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

So yeah… This is an unprecedented time in our history. Social Unrest is more unrested than… maybe ever? At least on a global scale, right? I’m not a historian, but the amount of tension is different. This amount of pain is different. It’s ugly. And it’s needed. Change is coming. It’s the only way we can grow.  But change is hard.  People are struggling. Both sides of the fence are growing more frustrated. For those sitting on the fence, that …

Unfiltered Woman – Adee Cazayoux Fitness and Nutrition During Pregnancy

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, Mom Mindfulness, No Filter Fitness

Pregnancy in Relation to Nutrition & Training Taz and Adee are not only great friends, but have been collaborating regarding training modifications during Adee’s early pregnancy stages. As a mom of three, Taz had some experience and advice to give! In this week’s discussion, the two chat about workouts, nutrition, and lifestyle changes during pregnancy. Taz and Adee, going through her first pregnancy, share each of their stories, experiences, and advice in this latest interview. The whole episode is a …

Unfiltered Woman – Sage Burgener Ep. 3

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

Sometimes you gotta do it to prove yourself RIGHT. All About Sage In this week’s edition of Unfilitered Woman, Taz sits down with Sage Burgener. Sage has 25 years of Olympic Weightlifting experience as she started lifting at the age of 4 (some of you may know her dad, Mike B.) She currently coaches in the sport and has 2 kiddos to keep her hands full! How Her Upbringing has Shaped Her Present This week, Sage talks about her relationship …

Unfiltered Woman – Sage Burgener Ep. 2

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

I am a single mom who will not play victim. All About Sage In this week’s edition of Unfilitered Woman, Taz sits down with Sage Burgener. Sage has 25 years of Olympic Weightlifting experience as she started lifting at the age of 4 (some of you may know her dad, Mike B.) She currently coaches in the sport and has 2 kiddos to keep her hands full! Taking Charge of her Life Post Divorce Last week, Sage talked about looking …

Unfiltered Woman – Sage Burgener Ep. 1

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

That 100% self love thing is bullsh*t. You have to own your sh*t. All About Sage In this week’s edition of Unfilitered Woman, Taz sits down with Sage Burgener. Sage has 25 years of Olympic Weightlifting experience as she started lifting at the age of 4 (some of you may know her dad, Mike B.) She currently coaches in the sport and has 2 kiddos to keep her hands full! Owning Your Sh*t This week, Sage delves into some personal …

Definition of Resiliency

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

Resiliency and Being an Outsider What’s the definition of resiliency? re·sil·ient /rəˈzilyənt/ adjective 1. able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. By the dictionary, the definition of resiliency simply means to be able to bounce back from any adversity back to your original state. Essentially, it means to be unchanging in the face of an obstacle. This somewhat applicable to our Outsider definition of resiliency, but we want more. Our definition of resiliency features the ability to THRIVE …

Let’s Talk About Mondays

Danial Hooper Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

So yeah… Mondays will suck the life out of you. It’s almost in our DNA to complain and grog and whine our way through the first morning of the work week. We have a deeply abusive relationship with Mondays.  Every single time that alarm clock goes off, there’s a piece of us shrieking out a death call. “It feels like a Monday” is a way to describe an awful day that won’t end. “Case of the Mondays” is used when …

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 …