Death to Dadbod: Double Powers

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Double Unders are CrossFit’s Broccoli. Consistently overlooked as a staple in their field, yet their presence is always felt and the value is unavoidable. Plus, both Double Unders and Broccoli are high in fiber. And they’re both at their best when soaked in a cheesy soup. If you’re looking for Double Under Tips, you’ve come to the right place. I’m actually pretty decent at Double Unders. At least compared to everything else fitness related. I haven’t practiced in years, yet …

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Death to Dadbod: Bodyweight Boom Boom

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Bodyweight workouts can be fun. You don’t have to carry around weights and plates and mates and dates. It’s just you, your body, and the thrill of good movement.  Not for me, though. My body has extra weight. Particularly in the midsection. Anytime you’re participating in bodyweight workouts, one must remember to consider your body, your weight, and prepare for a longer workout than you expected.   My grandmother recently asked me how much beer I drank. When I said not …

Death to Dadbod: High Elevation

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Colorado Springs is cool. My wife and I spent the weekend there while our kids were at church camp and we absolutely loved it. The food was great, our hotel was amazing, and the people were super nice. The SCP gym was awesome, it was perfect for a hotel workout. My only negative experience was due to the high elevation.  Oh. My. Goodness. My lungs were on fire. I live in Salt Lake City, I thought elevation wouldn’t be a …

Death to Dadbod: Weight Loss Program

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

So many people are looking for a weight loss program. Like, 60,000 people every day are using the Google to find their next big “slim down” plan.   I’m not going to bash any weight loss program, I don’t have the mental fortitude to be an expert dietitian. Honestly, I don’t have the mental fortitude to turn down a free cookie. (If it’s chocolate chip, of course. Any other cookie is an inferior cookie and should be thrown away. Oatmeal …

Death to Dadbod: Anniversary Running Workout

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Before we get to the running workout… Ahem. 5 years ago, I married the love of my life. Joanie is my inspiration, the most humble person I know, and lights up my day without saying a word. She loves me in the purest sense. #RibRib It’s been a wild, amazing chapter in our lives. Our kids are awesome. They’re these hilarious little copies of their mother, except now they got some really bad habits from me. Bella has my disabling …

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: 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 …