What a week! P90X2 orders are in the mail and on their way to crazy fanatical people all over this great land of ours! I am so pumped up I can hardly stand it! If you want to read more specifics of how and when they are shipping, read my post from Monday called “P90X2 is Shipping!”. And today (12/7/11) marks the very last day you can buy P90X2 and get the free shipping incentive, so if you are looking to save some money and haven’t ordered yet, don’t delay!
Also, the Beachbody eGift Cards are a nice stocking stuffer so keep those in mind as you do your Christmas shopping. To learn more about them, read my article from last week “Gift of Fitness”.
I also posted my “Sample Vegan Diet” yesterday, so for those of you interested in what I’ve been eating these past 2 1/2 months, there you go! Like I’ve reported, it’s going really well. I feel strong, healthy, full of energy and endurance, and have actually gained a bit of weight (but not much body fat if any). That’s a big encouragement to me because I’ve always been nervous that on a vegan diet it would be hard to maintain muscle mass. Apparently not! I think I’ve gained some muscle mass without eating any meat :-). There goes that theory LOL!
In other news, my YouTube video went over a half million views this week! Thank you guys so much for continuing to share it with others, as that has led to a ton of exposure for teamRIPPED and what we are accomplishing here.
Remember gang, stay strong through the Christmas holidays and vacations. Sometimes a change in routine can really throw us off our groove, like traveling, taking time off work, or having get-togethers with friends and family. Those are all good things, and we should do them, but we also need to plan ahead so that those changes don’t derail our workouts and nutrition. I can’t tell you how many emails I get from people who slacked off for a day …. which turned into a weekend … and then a week … and now it’s been months and they’ve totally relapsed. Stay alert so that you don’t fall into that trap!
One of the best ways I’ve found to stay ACCOUNTABLE to yourself is to help others. I became a coach because I knew that if I were coaching others through their own fitness and nutrition, I would be forced to set the example and stick to it myself. It’s worked for nearly 2 years and counting! I’m not saying you should all become official Beachbody coaches necessarily, but I am issuing the challenge to put yourself on the line and offer to help your friends or family. Be their source of information, encouragement, and commit to walking with them as they set out to get fit. By committing to help someone else, you have the built in accountability to set the standard and be strong for them. If you want to ensure that you won’t fall off the wagon, then start helping others! There is no better source of accountability!
For those of you looking for the occasional Bowflex Dumbbell sale, today is a doozy! Alex from our team alerted me (thanks Alex!!!). Bowflex has been having a 5 days of deals special. Today’s special is the select tech dumbbells 552 WITH a bench AND free shipping all for 279.30 Just use promo code ‘DAY3′. I’ve seen them throw in a stand before, but never a bench (worth over $200). If you want a bench and the dumbbells, this is a smoking deal. But it’s only today. They will probably have other specials for the next couple days so stay tuned to the teamRIPPEDcom facebook page and I’ll post them as I learn about them. Those of you who get the email alerts can post the new codes in the comments section here to share with the team as well.
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Keep bringing it and inspiring others to do the same gang!!
Coach, or anyone who can answer this: How often will we see a deal of like this one (select tech dumbbells 552 with a bench)? I'm kind of bummed out that I missed this sale...also, just wanted to share that I've lost 5 lbs doing insanity (currently on week 3) following the right nutrition plan, of course with the help from your site.
Way to go Victor! Bowflex has sales on their dumbbells every 3-4 months, but you never know when it will be. I always try to pass it along when I see it, so stay tuned. Keep digging deep!
Hey Coach, I just found out that there is no actual blood test for dioxin and it is very advanced and scientificy , so hopefully I will be motivated and back on track from just what the doctor says without any true testing
Thx.. but what if he says something like it's my choice... would u reccomend one... because i am really scared of the pain from the needle because the last time I had one was around when I was 5 and now I am 15 so I am completely lost
Well, Brian, if you tell your doctor all the stuff you are telling me about how freaked out you are, I'm sure he'll have you do it just to ease your mind. If he says it's your choice, then it's your choice. He's the doctor. You are the patient. I'm just the guy who's been telling you that you are way over-reacting LOL!
Your right, i am a bit over stressed. lfie things going on, My workouts are the only thing that calms me in the day, make me feel good. I have been a follower of Teamripped for a long time. saw alot of your posts, i really respect you, thats why i come here. im not saying Beachbody hates me hates me,but its like CHRISTMAS, You know its coming, its just not coming when you'd like it too.:( but i guess i am more fortunate than those who cant afford it yet. Sorry. its just, I dont really ask for alot you know? all i ask for is fitness stuff. Ex. Took 3 like months to find Bowflex Dumbbells, i ordered the Results and recovery formula a couple months ago and the pull up assist and still havent come. And i probably will Get together with the nation in the X2 CHallenge. Big Believer In God and Faith, and i know everything happens for a reason
LOL. It's all good. BTW read the phone # I just added to my previous post. That's the # you want to use to talk to the people who can help you out! :-)
Hey Coach Wayne. I got a big issue. Basically Beachbody hates my Guts. I pre-ordered P90x2 the first day it was available Ulti-Kit. Now They said they would charge my card the first week of december. so i took in a recovery week to get ready for it for my last P90x/1o1 Hybrid. Turns out it didnt come that week, so i call them. they said oh im sorry dont worry we'll send it this week. So i hesitated to go back to phase 3, since i was planning to just start phase 3 as phase 1 of p90x2, so i said, nah let me just wait it out and do like plyocide and Upper body balance a couple days with Yoga. AGAIN THEY DIDNT SEND ME IT THAT WEEK. now i was really mad they didnt even charge my card, i was talking to a person in INDIA From beachbody. INDIA!??!? so, now i was like when it comes it comes, but i just did 30-15 my first day of phase 3 for my last round of p90x/1o1. and they call me saying we sent it to you, out of 2000 people, express in the next 2 days, that was saturday but i missed the call. so now, im worried, my legs are sore, i know my chest will be sore tomorrow, what should i do. since i know its coming tomorrow or Tuesday. Should i just start it? or should i finish week 1 of phase 3, and then start it? IDK WHAT TO DO!! btw, it took them like 5 months to send me a R/R drink and the pull up assist.
LOL Daigo! BB hates you??? How do you figure? Even my kit hasn't arrived yet. Maybe I should decide they hate me too! Anyways, BB has said since the time pre-orders started that we would get them BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Just because they beat the expectations and started sending them out already, I would consider that a bonus. Unless Christmas comes and goes without you getting your kit, how can you be anything but happy?? It's Dec 11th right now. TWO WEEKS earlier than they promised to deliver it, and yet you are ranting that you haven't gotten it yet. LOL! Plus, have you been reading any of my articles? Everyone else in teamRIPPED nation will be doing X2 together in a big X2 challenge. You should wait and join us. It'll be a total blast. What's the big deal if you mix and match and do a few workouts of your choosing in the meantime? I really don't understand why you are so perplexed. I'm glad you are looking forward to the Deuce, as am I, but you might need to reflect on whether or not you are making any sense here! :-). Oh, and BTW don't ever call the main BB number. You want to speak to someone here in America :-). Call 1-800-240-0913 (my super secret coach relations # where they will always bend over backwards to help you .... unless you rant on them LOL).
Just got my P90X2 today! Although I'm excited, am bummed because i was just diagnosed with a hernia. What bad timing! I Will find out Tues when I'm going under the knife. Just wondering if there are any Team Ripped members that have had this before and their recovery time following surgery. Thanks!
hey can you get the spiky foam roller separately cause i already have the all the equipment so i got the base kit but i still need to a foam roller
Hey Eric, it's called a rumble roller. BB isn't selling them sparately but you can probably find something similar if you search the Internet for rumble rollers.
hey coach, i have a doc appt on the 24th of december... do u think he would know about dioxin? like i know you're not a physician but i am really lost and i was wondering what you think i should ask him and if i should bring any information to the appt. Thanks and bring it!
Hey Brian, call ahead and ask him. Tell of your concerns so he has time to research it before your appt.
Hi Coach Got my "ultimate" kit. did ABx2 today and it was intense..I cannot wait to do the rest but waiting untill the 1 week of Jan.. anyways it says in my "fitness book" i think, "go to beachbody.com/p90x2 to print out the "workout sheets" but I dont see it anywere on there..do you know if they will supply them somehow somewere? Thanks
@ Jason, the worksheets are still "in process" from BB, so stay tuned. Corporate just informed me the X2 worksheets should be on their website Monday (don't hold me to that but that's what they are saying).
Hey coach, You might have answered this in another post but I couldn't find it, but what day do you plan to start the p90x2 challenge?
Hey Joe, I don't have it set in stone yet (still coordinating the details with the other coaches that are participating with us in this). I'll post all the details when I know them :-)
I was able to pick up the special from bowflex yesterday, best Xmas gift I'm giving to myself besides p90x2! Thanks a bunch coach
Was hoping to get the Bowflex on friday if they were still on sale but just tried "day4" and it didnt work. If anyone knows if there is a different code for today or tomorrow please post it. Thanks
Wayne, thanks for the advice on the last question I posted a few articles ago about scheduling. Working out at night before I go into work seems to be the most optimal way to get them in. By the way, if anybody asks you, I highly reccommend the power block classic set for adjustable dumbbells. They're cheaper than bowflex, and much more balanced. They were the highest rated on body building.com and I love them. Easy to adjust to a new set of weight, they are all there in one stack, and the set I have goes from 15-50 lb,'s. What's cool about them is that if you want to get higher rate, once you become a customer, you can add to the set you have at a discunted price.
Yeah I've looked at Powerblocks Dustin. I haven't bought them because when Bowflex go on sale they are a good bit cheaper. I think people who have the Bowflex really like them, and people who have the Powerblocks really like them, because they are both great adjustable dumbbells. Keep bringing it!!
Last year, I got the 1090 Bowflex dumbbells. The offer I got was too good to pass up, the dumbbells, free stand AND 3.1 bench, plus free shipping!! As coach Wayne mentioned, I don't go much above the 50 lbs in a normal workout, but I was also using them for squats and since I got the bench, dumbbell bench press. Glad I got the extra weight. Only downers I would mention is that they are pretty wide which makes some exercises a bit awkward, only have 5 lb increments and the handle is pretty rough on the hands and gloves are a must.
hey coach I am unable to afford p90x2 right now and the end of my perfect storm hybrid you made is coming near a end. I have a friend who bought the asylum but of course doesnt ever do it, anyway he said I can barrow the videos. my question is I really concentrated on putting on mass this round and have already got great results but do you think if I do something like the asylum I will end up loosing that mass I worked so hard to put on before I do x2?
Hey James, I love Asylum but what I'd recommend is that you do a hybrid with Asylum and some P90X lifting mixed in to ensure that you don't lose any muscle mass. There is a good amount of body weight exercises, some pullup work, and some weight work but I still like the idea of a couple dedicated lift days per week.
Your video is always my motivation on difficult days! Thanks so much for all you do. Truly. I show it to people all the time LOL. Gonna look into the dumbbells. I do need a set but I have small hands and have been told they are a bit bulky.
Hey Coach, Since this whole thing is just driving me nuts, I think I will get a doctor's appointment and hopefully then everything will be cleared up. What do you think about it?
Absolutely Brian! That's what I suggested several weeks ago when you didn't want to hear what Indo and I were telling you. Go see what a doc says!
alright! I'm getting those dumbbells! What a Bargain. Coach Wayne do you think that there will be a better deal day 4 or 5. or do you think i should pick this deal up?
LOL Brandan, I have no earthly idea. I know I'm ripped and all, but knowing the future is still not in my list of capabilities LOL!
Just got my P90x2 package this afternoon. Going to check into the Asylum over the next 30 days and get prepared to join the team on P90x2. Bought my Chia seeds, Acai powder, and plant protein mix today at Whole Foods! They didn't have the beet root. Where can I get it? Last bit of belly fat proving to be stubborn! How long did it take to go from 8% to 6% BF. did you do anything special during that time?