On Parenting and Life After Competition

Taz Barber Brain Gainz

We’re big believers in giving our time to meaningful things. When Greg McKeown’s Essentialism audiobook came out several years ago, we were nodding our heads in agreement so much that it almost made our necks hurt. To sum up the book in one sentence: Being busy is not the way to be. He pours truth into those pages, but his words go against our larger culture. Which means his message is not in alignment with how we’re measured by the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …