Year of the Beast ̵...

It’s hard to believe, but we are now 9 months into the Year of the Beast! #YOTB Time flies when you are Beasting up! It’s time for the final PHASE! So as like last time, we will be opening up the YOTB for the 4th round. It can be a bit of a process, so stick with me. I am...

Dealing with Loose Skin

From time to time I get asked the question about loose skin.  What can be done about it?  Does it get better over time?  Do I have loose skin myself? I just got asked again by Jerry in the TR Suggestion Box. Well, consider this.  I have weighed 310 lbs in my life.  I now weigh nearly 100...

Beachbody On Demand Sne...

So I made a quick post about Beachbody On Demand Monday afternoon when it was released to everyone. But I thought it would be good to be able to SHOW you what it is like! What’s better than checking stuff out to see if it’s right for you. You can now streaming TONS of...

Beachbody On Demand is ...

Beachbody On Demand is HERE! Streaming Beachbody Workouts Today is the day! Are you ready? Beachbody ON Demand is here. If you have a CLUB account, then you are all set. With Beachbody On Demand get unlimited streaming access to hundreds of Beachbody workouts—including P90X, X2, X3,...

Body Beast is for LOSER...

Losing weight and getting ripped with Body Beast! Man this a popular post! So I decided to bump it to the top of teamRIPPED again. This hammers home that it’s your NUTRITION that drives your results. See how Body Beast is PERFECT for people that want to lose weight and body fat....

Staying Motivated Worki...

Staying motivated working out isn’t something that just happens. It takes some planning and self-awareness. But As many of the vets of teamRIPPED will tell you, it can be done! Staying Motivated Working Out This post was fueled by a suggestion I got in the TR Suggestion Box a...

Energy Balance

Folks looking to add mass need not worry about the issue of energy balance.  You have the luxury of eating a ton of food to fuel your muscle building, and you get to enjoy all the energy you get from it. Folks at a maintenance level (like I have been for a while now) also don’t...

Perfection Crew –...

The BEST transformations almost always take PERFECTION. 100% commitment to nutrition and exercise. Bringing it on BOTH fronts day and day out for 90 days (or more). Have you wanted to be featured as a teamRIPPED Hall of Fame transformation? Well, I think I have just the ticket! The TR...

21 Day Fix Extreme is H...

21 Day Fix Extreme is now up for sale! It’s here! I know as a team we have missed out on a lot of the 21 Day Fix. And that is kinda a shame. It is a great program! I have been able to touch base with so many female coaches that have had HUGE success with the 21 Day Fix for both the...

Body Beast and MAX: 30 ...

You’ve asked for it! Here it is. The teamRIPPED Beast/MAX 30 Hybrid! These are both great programs and we can definitely use both to change our goals and maximize different results. What went into my Body Beast / Insanity Max 30 Hybrid? I wanted to keep this a 60 day hybrid to keep...

Body Beast Hybrids: P90...

Body Beast Hybrids! You’ve asked for more of them, so today I am starting with bumping these to the top of teamRIPPED! I have 2 new hybrids with Body Beast getting the finishing touches that will be posted tomorrow… so make sure you check back! There is no doubt that Body...

Year Of The Beast: Phas...

It’s hard to believe, but we are 6 months into the Year of the Beast! Time flies when you are Beasting up! So as like last time, we will be opening up the YOTB for the 3rd round. It can be a bit of a process, so stick with me. I am going to go over some basics. YOTB has just shown...

Insanity MAX: 30 Review

It took me a little while, but  I really wanted to give you a good picture of Insanity MAX 30! Man is this going to be a good one! Coach Wayne’s Insanity Max: 30 Review In the base package, you get 10 main workouts (plus a 10 minute AB Attack and 20 minute Pulse workout). 5 for...

Insanity MAX 30

Insanity MAX: 30 is here! Are you ready to MAX OUT?!? Insanity Max 30 is Shaun T’s all new 60 day program. The idea behind Max 30 is to go all out for 30 minutes a day, without equipment, and until you have to Max Out. Once you Max Out, you record your time, recover, and finish....

Rep Ranges for Excerise...

When I started with P90X, I just did what Tony told me. And that is what you should do. I would max out on reps of push ups and pull ups and stick to 8-12 for the dumbbell exercises. Tony knows what he is doing and it was perfect for building a lot of strength, muscle, and shredding fat....

Spartan Race Gear

Spartan Races and other Obstacle Course Races (OCR) are a blast! It’s the perfect way to enjoy your fitness and push yourself to do more. I just finished my 2014 Trifecta for the Spartan Race series (Sprint – Super – Beast) at the start of November in Dallas. It was a...

The Squat and Deadlift

With so many people doing Body Beast for a long time, it was only a matter of time until I saw a lot of guys using barbells for their lifts. I use barbells a lot too. Using a barbell for the squat and deadlift makes perfect sense. Barbells won’t overload your grip while doing the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Types of Strength

I think it is pretty safe to say that most people want to be thought of as “strong.” But strength can mean a lot of different things to different people. It’s all about your goals and preferences. Physical Strength When we look at strong people, they can really look...