Who are you fooling?

Who are you trying to fool?  Me?  Your friends?  Your family?  The people in our challenge groups? I just feel like there are some people that NEED to hear this today. Stop lying to yourself!  Yes, you heard me!  Stop lying to yourself! You may be thinking, “How am I lying to...

Focus on Fat Loss

Most of us want to lose fat at some point during our journey. When I started out, all I wanted to do was lose body fat and get ripped! Sure, I wanted to get stronger and maintain my muscle, but my main goal was fat loss! This time of year has me looking at fat loss again! I want to...

Diet Mistakes: Don̵...

Diet mistakes happen. I got to get this one out there…. like all mistakes in life, it’s often how you respond to those mistakes that makes all the difference. Diet Mistakes: Cheating on Your Plan First off, you control this one. So before you think you are going to get a pass...

Cheat Meals: Don’...

Cheat meals. Cheat days. How do these impact your results? Should you use them? Do they help at all? All good questions, and while not a direct YES or NO, there are clear answers. Cheat Meals and Cheat Days Let’s start off by defining what a “cheat meal” is. I define...

Crockpot Fajita Chicken

Crockpots are great tools for meal prep. Set them up in the morning before work and in 8 hours or so, you have an awesome meal! With protein being the main macro we struggle with getting enough of, here is a killer recipe for some Crockpot Chicken! Set these up early in the week (or even...

Traveling While Working...

I am fortunate in that my day job does not require me to travel all that often. When I do, it’s usually for a long weekend – 3 or 4 days at the most. And I always know the trip is coming well in advance and I can plan accordingly. What does planning accordingly mean? It means...

Protein and Fat Loss

Many of you start with a goal of losing weight as part of your P90X / Insanity / Body Beast / 21 Day Fix transformation. Did you know that one of the most important things to consider when losing weight is how to lose the body fat without also losing muscle. We all want the scale to go...

Body Types

Body types tend to get a lot of press. Special thanks to Allen for asking about this topic last week. I can’t believe I have never blogged on this. Sometimes as we set goals and seek to understand our situation, it helps if we can classify traits and characteristics so that we can...

The Secret to Being Fat

For those of you dying to know the secret formula for getting fat and staying fat, you are in luck!  These are the top 10 ways to reach your obesity goals!  I wish I’d come up with this list on my own, but I’m not that smart!  I borrowed it from a very informative article from...

teamRIPPED’s Glos...

Have you ever read something on teamRIPPED and thought, “What the heck is he talking about? Is that another language?” I know from emailing with many of you, it’s easy for me to throw out terms and abbreviations you might be familiar with (yet!). Beachbody, P90X, Insanity, and...

Tracking Raw or Cooked ...

Tracking raw or cooked meats has to be one of the most common questions on get on nutrition tracking. There is a lot of conflicting information too. I hope for once and for all to get to the bottom of it! Tracking Raw or Cooked Meats You can actually do both: track raw or cooked weights...

Shakeology Cafe Latte

Shakeology Cafe Latte is here! I wanted to make sure it was up and ready to go before I posted, and it’s now time! If you have cravings for coffee, this is your Shakeology. It’s reported to have a smooth, creamy taste just like a blended ice coffee drink. I haven’t had...

Planning for Weight Los...

Weight loss success is what all of us that were overweight when we started wanted. With TONS of people starting DAY 1 of a program on teamRIPPED today, I thought this would be a great post to bump to the top of the blog. It’s a longer read, but there is a lot of GOLD and experience...

Alcohol?

I addressed alcohol consumption a while ago, a long while. It still comes up in emails and comments pretty regularly. With the Christmas season upon us, there always seems to be more opportunities to drink.  Should we avoid it altogether, or is an occasional drink okay with a P90X /...

Keeping Weight Off For ...

I can’t believe that I’ve never written about keeping weight off for life! I know I have written a lot about some of its components, like making fitness a lifestyle, but never head on. So it’s time! This is what it takes to keep weight off for life. Keeping Weight Off...

Net Carbs and Tracking ...

Net carbs can really mess with your head and your nutrition plan! Countless food companies tout them as the greatest way to track your carbs. Be careful… it is true that all carbs are not created equal, but I don’t think tracking only net carbs is always the answer. What are...

Body Beast Review

Body Beast Review – Updated!!!! With this month’s Challenge Pack deal being Body Beast with Shakeology for $140 (click that to check it out!), I thought we needed to revisit my Body Beast Review! I am so pumped to be writing this Body Beast Review!  Over the past years I have...

5 Protein Packed Evenin...

How many of you need extra protein to hit your macros at night? A lot of times when you are trying to hit Fat Shredder macros and even 1.5g of protein per pound, you will have some extra protein you need to make up after dinner. All of these high protein evening snacks can help! They...

2400 Calorie Fat Shredd...

Fat Shredding Diet Plan at 2400 Calories! It is finally here, in an eBook! This is part 2 of my plan to put out some meal plan eBooks for all of teamRIPPED to use. Give you some new ideas for recipes, get you into tracking, and get you results! That is always my #1 goal, get you to YOUR...

Lower Belly Fat

I still hear it all the time — “Coach Wayne, I’ve lost a lot of body fat everywhere except the lower abs. What do I need to do to get rid of that stubborn belly fat?” They want the washboard abs! Believe me, we ALL want them. That’s what sells! 90% of those gimmicky infomercials you see...

Fat Shredding Diet Plan

Fat Shredding Diet Plan at 2000 Calories! It is finally here, in an eBook! Pouring over your entries to my little form on nutrition plans, I decided to start with a 2000 Calorie Plan for Fat Shredding. Notice I did not say “Fat Shredder.” While this plan is higher protein,...

Protein Bar Review: Par...

In case you missed it, yesterday we took a look at some protein bars that work well with the deficit and Fat Shredder. Today were going to take a look at a few protein bar options that are higher calorie. These bars are best suited for someone at a maintenance calorie mark or a surplus....

Protein Bar Review R...

Protein Bar Review: Part I – What comes to mind more than protein when you think about building muscle? You can get protein everywhere! Your whole foods, Shakeology, whey shakes, Arctic Zero ice cream, Monster Energy drinks (crazy right?), and one of my favorites = PROTEIN BARS....

High Protein Breakfast ...

When I set out to do some targeted meal plans, I don’t think I realized how in-depth these would become! Bear with me, they are going to be GOOD! In preparing the meals plans, I realized I had quite a few great breakfast options. So I wanted to give y’all some High Protein...