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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Our Gear List Explained

Pat Barber Home Gym

In this video, I walk you through our garage gym as I talk about my favorite gear and some options for where to buy equipment. I also show you what gear you need for each equipment phase of our program (Minimalist, Generalist, Enthusiast) so you can see where you’re at within those set-ups. In the video, I mention a few places to shop for equipment: Play It Again Sports Target Ross/Marshalls And then the more specialty shops: Rogue Titan Rage …