The Best “Nice to Have” CrossFit Home Gym Gear

Pat Barber Home Gym

Do you dream of the perfect CrossFit home gym? The one that’s stocked with all the best gear and all the cushy comforts that make the space your favorite place to be. So that you actually want to get up and move, you finally get fit and stay fit, and you never struggle with consistency. Yeah…I’ve given many hours to that fantasy too. Our garage gym isn’t perfect, never will be. That’s the magical pull of the dream. There’s always …

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 …

Fitting In Fitness When Life is Full

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

Even though we’ve been CrossFitting for over a decade, we’re brand new to the individual programming space. Why? Because our specialty has always been programming for affiliates, and we just couldn’t connect to individual programming. Or quick workouts. It wasn’t us. It wasn’t our life. That’s different now. We still believe that going to a CrossFit affiliate that you really like is the best thing you can do for your fitness. Hands down. That said… We have three kiddos and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

3 Things That Affect How Fit You Feel

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

You’re working out but you still feel blah. You’re wondering how to get fit at home with your busy, full life. With all the distractions and priorities. Or, maybe you feel stuck in routines that just aren’t giving you the results you want. We believe it’s not all about the workout program. It’s about context. A more holistic understanding. The bigger picture. It’s about what you’re doing outside of the program…outside of Outside the Box. There are many, many things …

How to Get the Most from a Workout

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

We believe that training at a great affiliate with skilled coaches is the best thing you can do to reach your highest potential. That said, sometimes life is full and you don’t have enough time to get to an affiliate and train for an hour. As coaches, we don’t say that lightly. Right now, we have three kiddos (6 years, 3 years and 4 months) and we run two small businesses. Life is full, time is limited, and working out …