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Staying Motivated on a ...

Staying motivated on a diet can be tough! As with a lot of things, it’s easy to be fired up at the beginning but we tend to lose focus along the way. That is natural, but there is TONS you can do to help avoid it and protect yourself. I want to thank Chris G for the suggestion for...

Weekend Update

Friday is here! Did you make it a great week? I hope you did! I know that a lot of people have a tendency to slack off on their fitness during the fall, so I’m issuing a CHALLENGE to all of you.  DON’T SLACK OFF!!  Just because it’s easier to hide an out-of-shape body in sweats during...

Double Transformation T...

A double transformation?!?! You bet! Both James and Josclyn send me in their transformations… and they are both awesome! I decided to combine them in a post to give you a double shot of motivation! Their stories and lives my be unrelated, but they both are perfect examples of what...

Midweek Motivation

Feeling tired? Thinking about quitting? We aren’t quitters. We pick each other up and move forward. Progress is still progress teamRIPPED! To Contribute to the Midweek Motivation Post Name*FirstLastEmail*File (jpg, gif, png, pdf)* ×Related Posts:No Related...

Coffee…

Coffee, P90X, Insanity, Body Beast… do they go together? Heck, does coffee and health belong in the same sentence? No matter who you are, you probably have an opinion about coffee. It tends to be a love or hate type of thing. With all the opinions out there, I thought it would be...

Push Ups and Pull Ups: ...

For a lot of Beachbody workouts, it’s pretty clear what muscle groups you are targeting. If you put in P90X Chest and Back, you know you are working your chest and your back. But have you ever wondered what muscles are all working? There is a lot going on for many of the moves you...

Weekend Update

Are you lurking on teamRIPPED? Have you been checking in here but not really getting involved? WHY!? I know there are quite a few people that fall into this category. I hear from them every now and again. Let say first, I love that you are here and I hope you are getting a lot from the...

Bob N Decides, Commits,...

It’s time for another teamRIPPED transformation! Bob is a perfect example of what “bringing it” means. He gave it his all and his results speak for themselves. I LOVE IT! Pushing play, giving it your all, putting in the work to dial in your nutrition… it all pays...

Midweek Motivation

Y’all are avoiding the FALL STALL right!?! Stay motivated and stay encouraged! I’m bringing it with you, every single day! Great video from the YOTB group and Erik! Thanks man! ×Related Posts:No Related...

My Beast Weights and Re...

I get asked from time to time about how much I am lifting. Sometimes it’s the classic, “How much ya bench?” LOL I really don’t know, as I don’t max out on lifts. But I thought I would show you where I am and what I am doing :-) YOTB: All Beast all the Time...

The Fall Stall: Don’t F...

Is it getting a little cooler where you are? Are you pulling on more hoodies and warm clothes? Don’t be a victim of the FALL STALL! It seems like every year we have the same thing happen. People are super fired up to get ready for summer. It makes sense. You will often be wearing...

Weekend Update

ARE YOU STILL BRING IT TEAMRIPPED? I know you are! It was a great week for me. As you know, I took last weekend to really unplug. It was just what I needed! I spent the entire weekend, from Thursday afternoon on, free of all technology and distractions. This was a focused time of...

Rob’s Inspiring T...

I got going through some of the first TR Transformations this week and I just needed to repost this one! If a picture is worth 1,000 words, these videos must be worth a million!  Who needs motivational blogs from me when we are rolling out transformations like these day after day!?!?...

Midweek Motivation

Wanted to thank everyone that replied back! I will keep these posts up and keep posting pics/quotes/videos…. everything! Starting off with a huge CONGRATS to Riley! Beginning weight was 183lbs of flab Current weight is 159lbs of lean muscle Beginning pants size was a 34 Ending size...

Healthy Weight Loss

Healthy weight loss is a great goal! There are so many plans and supplements out there that promise the world but are FAR from healthy. From the thousands of people I have helped lose weight, I can tell you that perspective is one of the keys to healthy weight loss. Healthy Weight...

Year of the Beast: Roun...

The Year of the Beast Challenge Group has been rolling on! It is now time to start ROUND 2 of YOTB. We are opening up YOTB again for new members. Not much will actually change in the format of YOTB. We have seen such awesome success with this group that we are hesitant to change...

Don’t Track Your ...

So you have decided to go all-in and track your nutrition.  You want max results.  You are determined to get a plan, track your diet, and hit the correct calorie totals every day.  You will also hit the correct % (or come close!).  Nothing will stop you!! But …. what about tracking...

Early Weekend Update

How is it going teamRIPPED!? I am coming to you with an early weekend update this week! I have a completely different weekend planned than I normally do. I am going to be talking part in a retreat called the Walk to Emmaus. This is a time when I can get away and really unplug. There are...

Midweek Motivation

What gets you the most motivated? Seeing other’s results? Quotes? Videos? Workout pics? Let me know! I want teamRIPPED to always be a place where you can get fired up again. I don’t hear back from a lot of people on these posts… so make sure you drop me a line and let...

QALO Wedding Ring for W...

Do you find yourself taking off your wedding ring to workout? I did a lot! My ring seemed to be getting pretty beat up and was doing a number on my hand. Then a post in one of my challenge groups showed up talking about some rubber wedding ring. I needed to take a look for myself, so I...

Insanity Max: 30 and 21...

Hey teamRIPPED! I just got back from an awesome weekend at a Beachbody Leadership weekend. I had a great time getting to meet with other top Beachbody coaches, hearing news from leaders of the company, and spending time with my wife Anita. These leadership events always fire me up! If...

Weekend Update

How are y’all doing teamRIPPED!? Another week is in the books. Did you need the Midweek Motivation this week on EXCUSES? It’s up to you if you are going to let excuses control your decisions. Don’t even give them a second of thought! You do what you set out to do. You...

Allan gets his PhD in R...

The start of Allan’s story is common to a lot of people. Weight slowly creeps up on you. You go to college, get married, have a kid, and the pounds just add up one by one. But where most people stop and just deal with it, Allan decided to make a change! I love getting to have Allan...

Midweek Motivation

Excuses… man I hate excuses! Time to OWN up and drop those tired excuses… I’m too tired. Work was hard. I don’t want to hurt people’s feelings by not eating what they make. I’m sore. Blah. Blah. Blah! Let’s just BRING IT teamRIPPED!    ...

Healthy Tailgate, Footb...

Football season and tailgating can be a big pitfall for a lot of people. You know me, I’m not here to hold you hard and tell you “yes it’s tempting, give yourself a little break, don’t be so hard on yourself…” That kind of nonsense is for people that...

P90: New Beachbody Work...

The new Beachbody workout program, P90 is coming soon! We just recently got word that the OFFICIAL release date of P90, Beachbody’s new workout program, will be September 23, 2014! A lot is know about P90 but we haven’t been told everything. I wanted to give you some of the...