Death to Dadbod: Hot Sauce and Push-ups

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

This one is a total body workout with Push-ups. I love hot sauce. If someone hands me a bottle of hawt sawce I’m going to put it on my food. Heat makes the flavor better. I don’t waste time with the phony warnings or recommendations on dosage… if you like it enough to recommend it, I’m going to pour it on. And because of who I am as a person, I tend to put too much on. Sometimes, this doesn’t …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Death To Dadbod (3/29/2019)

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

The house is quiet. Almost too quiet. Joanie (my wife) is off to run errands and pick up the twin from dance practice. She’s probably going to come back with a new kitten, if history is any inclination. We used to have 3 kids and 3 cats. Now we have 4 kids… how’s your math? She trusted me home alone with our newborn. This isn’t me being the “dad who babysits.” But she’s really going out on a limb to …