turkish get-ups

Death to Dadbod – The Truth About Turkish Get-Ups

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

I’m not saying I’m an expert in Turkish Get-ups. If you’re looking for fitness expertise within, Pat and Taz Barber or Cheryl Hargrove need to be given the microphone. They can teach TGUs better than I can recite the ABCs. Top notch teachers with the ability to educate and not inundate. In my mind, the strength of OTB is built around the people… and you’ll be hard pressed to find three better than those. Even Pat, a man who allegedly …

lunge workout

Death to Dadbod: Oh Great, a Lunge Workout

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Oh boy. We’re in the safe space, right? I can say stuff between us friends and you won’t tell anyone, right? Thanks. That makes me feel so much better. I’m about to say some stuff about myself that’s um… embarrassing. So, if you’re not down with that, then just skip ahead to the lunge workout. Let’s start from the top. I’m in a bit of a stressful period of my life. Ya know, the whole global pandemic thing, and then …

Tiger King Fitness

Death to Dadbod: Tiger King Fitness

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

What a weird time. The world has effectively gone anti-social and anti-bacterial in efforts to combat this insane virus. We’re in a time that’ll be discussed in history books. Disease, social anxiety, prevention, the holy grail economy, alllllll the hand washing. Our kid’s kids aren’t going to believe this. And then, to make it even more confusing, there’s the Tiger King. This man’s story belongs in the history books too! Netflix has (again) united so many people during a really …

Death to Dadbod: A Real Fast Workout

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

What a time to be alive. It feels like just yesterday that I was worried about a teething baby and a flooded bathroom. Now, we got real concerns going on. COVID-19 is exposing some real weak points for some of us, myself especially. My brain is running in every direction, so much so that even a fast workout seems like an impossible commitment. I’m so worried about my kids safety/school work, my work going in the tank, and my house …

Death to Dadbod – Filthy Fifty for Friends

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Today, my wife and I completed the OTB Minimalist version of the Filthy Fifty. It’s the CrossFit equivalent of a murder by 10,000 paper cuts. No one movement is meant to be awful, but if you do it fifty times, you’re bound to feel filthy and likely contract a disease of the will. It’s so fun. You should totes try this one. Before I jump into the workout. Here’s a bit of an update on how my January went. January …

CrossFit Girls

Death to Dadbod: CrossFit Girls x3

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

The CrossFit girls are all nasty. All due respect to you ladies out there, but y’all can be lady in the streets and a freak in the sheets – but you ain’t Fran, Diane, or any of the other crazy broads. If you haven’t read my Fran Recap, now’s a good time. And if you’re not going to read the recap, that’s okay. Just know that I’m not singling out a specific girl… these are the names of workouts. Today, …

Death to Dadbod: How to Get a Six Pack

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Wanna know how to get a six pack? I got you. We’re in 2020 and I’m happy to help in all the ways. Sure, I don’t have a six pack. Nor have I ever. But just like every other dad, I’m totally qualified to give advice on topics I don’t have any experience in. Frankly, if I had a six pack, everything would look off. I’m not meant to be lean enough for a six pack. I’d look like one …

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. …

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 …

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 …