Death to Dadbod: CrossFit’s Favorite Girl (Fran)

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

I’ve been involved in the CrossFit world for sometime. Been to the Games three times, Regionals four times, and at least a half dozen local comps. I’ve been a part of two gyms and have done drop-ins and had visitors. In 2014, I even shaked (shook?) Greg Glassman’s hand. I’ve done Fran over 50 times.   Wait, before I continue, I should explain. Fran is not a person. Well, Fran is a name of plenty of persons, but that’s not …

Death to Dadbod: Memorial Day Murph

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

It’s been 3 years since I’ve completed a Memorial Day Murph. I’m like a CrossFit cicada. For those who don’t know, check this out for a description on why CrossFit has a hero workout named after Lt. Murphy. I’m not what you would call patriotic. Not that I’m an anarchist or anything, but national pride isn’t really a part of my DNA. Why? For starters, I take good things for granted by nature.   Anyways. Even though I’m not getting …

Death to Dadbod: Fortnite Fitness

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

My son is obsessed with Fortnite. He knows all the dances, the landmarks on the map, and uses words like EPIC to describe a squad victory. I listen to his stories because I love him. He’s almost 14 years old, and soon he’s not going to want to talk to me about anything. I’ve read plenty of parenting handbooks to know there’s a good chance I’m going to be treated like his sworn enemy for a few years.   He’s …

Death to Dadbod: Third Time’s No Charm

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

I Googled, “Origin of third time’s a charm.” I needed to find the name of my enemy. Has this ever been true? Has anyone in the history of history ever ever everrrrrr found good fortune on the third attempt? I searched that too. Google’s answer, “Nah, bro.” This workout is fun. So fun that I did it three times in the last two weeks. Apparently, Pistols are my new favorite stimulus. I’m like Yosemite Sam pow-powing in the air like …

Death to Dadbod: The Long One

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

There are times in a man’s life when he needs to give up. Quitting is the best option. Sloppy Joe eating contest. Trying to make dub-step cool. Wearing only spandex during a workout. Telling friends that cats should eat vegan too. Wearing jerseys in public. Getting angry about comic book movies.   Quitting ain’t all that bad, ya know? I’ve joked several times on Death to Dadbod about quitting during a workout. I say it’s a joke because I’m being …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Death To Dadbod: Rage and Ronnie Coleman

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

Today marks three full weeks of Outside the Box. My body has begun to feel soreness in places that used to have muscles. My home has turned into a minimalist home gym. My body has turned into a wonderland. As in, I wonder when I’ll stop feeling like a bearded Walrus. For the record, in my mind, this is how I look while doing sit-ups: Fortunately, today’s workout doesn’t feature sit-ups or any direct ab workout. Although, [spoiler alert] Renegade …