Start Right!

What’s the key to winning a 100 meter sprint? Getting out of the blocks fast! You have to know how to start so that you don’t find yourself behind the pack. That’s what I want for all of you who are part of teamRIPPED and attempting to begin your race to a healthy, fit body!

If you are reading this, CONGRATULATIONS! You have decided to take control of your health and fitness, and you are ready to get MAX results! I have learned a lot about how to get MAX results, I’m living proof of what MAX results look like, and I’ve helped many others to get MAX results of their own using many of Beachbody’s workout programs.

So, where do you start?

First, Choose a workout program and get a Coach!

You may have already done this. If so, perfect! Move on to step 2. If not, be sure you make me your coach. It’s free, doesn’t cost you a dime, and entitles you to be part of teamRIPPED so that we can help you every step of the way on your journey to reach your fitness goals. Do that by clicking the “Join Our Team” tab.

You may be trying to decide which program is for you. There is something for everyone. You can start with something like 10 minute trainer or Slim in 6. You can go for an extreme workout like P90X or Insanity. You can go for an absolutely INSANE workout program like P90X2 or Asylum. Or you can do something in between like Pump, Power 90, Chalean Extreme, or Turbo Fire. Look in the “workout programs” tab at the top of this website to learn all about the different options you have. And read this article as well = “Finding the Right Workout Program”.

For some of you just deciding to commit your time and money to a workout program is all you can handle for now.  I totally relate!  I was the same way.  If that’s you, just pick a program and start there.

However, for those of you who like to get all your ducks in a row from the start, there is a way to SAVE MONEY by ordering a bundle that includes your fitness program, your supplements, and a VIP club membership, along with free shipping on everything, for a much reduced rate.  That is called a “Challenge Pack”Read more about how to order your own Challenge Pack by CLICKING HERE.

Also, read more about how you can cash in on your results with the “Beachbody Challenge”.

Second, determine the equipment you’ll need!

If you choose a workout program like Insanity or Turbo Fire, you won’t need anything except a way to play the DVD’s and something to wipe up all the sweat. With a workout program that involves resistance training (like P90X, Power 90, and Chalean Extreme), you’ll need some dumbbells or resistance bands. I personally prefer dumbbells, but bands work well too. You’ll need an assortment of sizes since the exercises vary so much. On some exercises you can lift a lot of weight, and on others you’ll need very light weight. You can get an assortment of individual dumbbells or you can get a single set of adjustable dumbbells like those made by Bowflex or Powerblocks. For P90X you’ll need also need a pullup bar (or again you can use the bands to substitute). There are also lots of other nice pieces of equipment you might want to add (not necessary but nice to have), which you can look at in the “gear” tab. My favs are the Chin Up Max, Power Stands, and Jump Mat.

Third, document everything!

You never know if you’ll be in the next infomercial (like I was!) or in the next set of workout videos that come out (like I was)! I thought it was silly to take Day 1 pictures that I figured only my wife would ever see. Little did I know how much my body would change, and luckily I had those Day 1 pics as proof. Be sure you take good pictures, document your progress with photos, and take measurements along the way. Read these articles for tips = Measuring Body Fat and Photo Tips.

Fourth, learn everything you can about nutrition.

The level of results you get is in DIRECT PROPORTION to the effort you put into the nutrition. So many people neglect this area. But not us! Part of why I got such great results was that I paid such close attention to my nutrition. I was fanatical about it. Most of our Hall of Fame transformations followed my same approach. And while it may seem tedious to study up on it, it’s every bit as valuable as the workouts to giving you the transformation you are after. I’ve written TONS and TONS about nutrition, and I’ve cataloged the most important of those articles into a single resource,  MY NUTRITION TIPS / SAMPLE DIETS. Take the time, read it, and give yourself the best chance at success! I can guarantee that if you’ll follow the nutrition approach I teach here, your results will be off the charts!

Fifth, make a plan to PLUG IN!

It’s so important to be part of a team when taking this journey. A team will help hold you accountable. A team will keep you motivated. You will become more passionate about your journey as you share it with others. That’s one of the best things about teamRIPPED — we provide each other with the support, encouragement, and kick in the rear that we all need sometimes. Read more about how to really PLUG in with these articles = “TAP IN” and “Power Source”.  There are several Facebook groups we have for our team depending on what workout program you are doing.  Don’ t sit back and fall through the cracks.  PLUG IN!!

You can join the teamR1PP3D ’13 Challenge here

You can join the Misfits here

You can join the P90X Challenge here

You can join the Insanity Challenge here

You can join the Chalean Extreme and Turbo Fire Challenge here

You can join the P90X2 Crew here

You can join the teamRIPPED BEASTS here

You can join the Asylum Crazies here

You can join our teamRIPPED group page here

You can join our Vegan group here

Also, you can join me on MyFitnessPal to see exactly what Coach Wayne is eating every day (LOL) and hold yourself accountable to me and the rest of the group.  Learn more about MyFitnessPal by CLICKING HERE.

Sixth, know that it won’t be easy.

These workouts are HARD! Eating right is HARD! Breaking old habits is HARD! You won’t like it at first. You’ll be sore. You’ll be tired. You’ll feel like crap some days. Suck it up and push play! That’s the key! We all go through the same thing. Successful people push through and keep going. Quitters quit. You have to make the commitment that no matter how you feel, you will keep showing up and keep pushing yourself to improve! These articles shed the light on what you will go through and how to have your mind right = “Struggling”, “Just do it Period”, and “How do you feel?”

Seventh, set big goals and land your spot in my teamRIPPED Hall of Fame!!

I kept pushing myself every day, and got awesome results. If you’ll do the same, there is no reason you won’t do the same. Your road may look different than mine, but if you are taking steps every day to get yourself closer to your goal, I can guarantee that you will get there! People ask me when I started seeing results, or they get worried if they have ups and downs in their weight loss along the way. I’ve written about both of those topics = “Seeing Results?” and “Ups and Downs”.

But put all the doubts and fears aside, and set your goals BIG! Then have a single-minded focus on getting to those goals! Be “Fanatical”! And I’ll save you a spot in my teamRIPPED Hall of Fame and my teamRIPPED Before / After Gallery just for you!

Just like Usain Bolt in the Olympics, I expect to see my teamRIPPED peeps blowing everyone away as they hit the line!

Bring it!

265 comments
rglenn25
rglenn25

Good evening, I'm new to P90X. I have the dvds though of p90x. I'm on the fat shredder. I have seen a lot of YouTube videos of Coach Wayne and I want you to be my coach. I'm a big guy like you so I bet our struggles will be similar. First workout is in the morning.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@rglenn25  Awesome man! If you don't have a coach yet, or if you have a coach that won't help you, I'd be glad to be your official coach to help you reach your goals. The easiest way to make me your coach (if you don't already have a coach or teambeachbody account) is to click here =


http://www.teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/free?referringRepId=180334


It will direct you to set up a free teambeachbody account, and I will already be selected as your coach.  


If you already have a teambeachbody account, you will have to make a coach "switch" to choose me, which involves sending an email to coachrelations@teambeachbody.com telling them you want WAYNE WYATT #180334, at waynewyatt@teamripped.com to be your coach.  Then CC me on the email so I can follow up with them and be sure the switch is made. 


I'm looking forward to having you on my team and helping you reach your goals.


Lee
Lee

Hey Coach,


Disregarding all the other Beach Body programs  such as P90X2, P90X3, Insanity and Body Beast; if hypothetically one had to just do round after round after round of P90X continuously.. would you still achieve  great results in each round in shredding, maintaining or bulking... or would you eventually reach a plateau?


P90X states that it works on muscle confusion to continuously confuse the body's muscles and keep it guessing... but if you were to just continuously repeat P90X continuously would your body eventually get used to it and reach a plateau?

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Lee Nutrition is what would control your weight gains/losses. So you could bulk for a while with P90X and then cut. It would take a long time for your strength to really plateau. Most people can continue to see progress in strength gains for a long time (even if they are slow). You would most likely get bored before you really plateaued. 

NoxHenny
NoxHenny

Coach wayne I'm ready to make a change but I need ur help . I work Thursday to Monday 2:30pm -11:30pm I'm insomniac so when I come home from work I watch TV for a few Hours sometimes all the way up until 5am ..what should I do , could u tell Me What times I should workout with my frustrating Schedule ..My doctor even prescribed the Sleeping fills to me just to get me back on Track with my sleeping cycle , could u please tell me what to do

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@NoxHenny Well I would start by dropping TV. I am sure that keep you going to a degree. Work out when you get home and then read. Just relax. You can workout before work too. Just keep the time consistent. I think working out after work would put you in a good place to go to sleep though.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

DC, I've never heard of this either with a single workout, let alone less than one time through Chest and Back. Seems like there may be more to story than reported. You would have to go do hard to make that happen. 

IdahoWill
IdahoWill

@DC If I was a betting man, 90% of that was secondary to dehydration..........we'd see those kind of incidents during Desert Storm, and they were always brought on by insufficient fluid intake.

AlanJago
AlanJago

I have a good diet, train regularly (cardio and weights) and have been doing P90x for about 6 weeks but my weight constantly fluctuates between 10.4 stone and 10.7 stone, even with protein shakes. Because of this I don't notice much change in my body. What should I do to bulk up? Thanks

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @AlanJago Are you tracking your nutrition? Eating "healthy" is just a shot in the dark. You really need to track exactly what you are eating for specific goals. Do you have a surplus calculated?

Angel
Angel

Hi so me n my bf have done insanity twice with not that great results thanks to our diets lol so we are going for the hybrid of p90x n insanity with a total emphasis on our diets because of our goal...shred some fat O_O

Question: "Is the Hybrid the best choice in loosing some weight"???

Rhysb
Rhysb

Hey coach!  I'm halfway through my fourth week of p90x right now, and I just had a couple of questions. I am at 2100 calories right now and that seems to be perfect for the weight loss without me running out of energy at work, but my weight loss seems to have slowed once I hit my recovery week.  I lwas losing around 1.5 pounds a week but  my weightloss has plateaued since i started  week 4. Should I drop my caloric intake more for my recovery weeks?  I also plan on staying on fat shredder until Im in the single digit body fat range, so going into the second phase, should I focus on lifting heavy and taking breaks between sets, or lifting lighter and keeping my heart rate up without pausing between sets?  Thanks! 

Joe Bones
Joe Bones

Coach, making the transition from insanity to p90 next week. Thinking about the adjustable dumbells. I am leaning towards U90 powerblocks stage 1 vs bowflex selecttech 552. I am 5'9 150. Want to stay cost effective and both are similar in price but I read the select techs are long but faster to change. In the first week, could I simply use a few dumbells like 10's and 20's???? Not sure I want to spend 300 bucks+

president kang
president kang

Hey Coach, I have a question about Asylum 2 pure contact.What is exactly on the dvd? Is it worth purchasing? Thanks!

DerekOHara
DerekOHara

Hey Coach Wayne two questions. First do you have any groups set up for P90X newbies? And secondly, I'm 5'10" at 210 lbs. I want to lose 30 lbs over the next 90 days. I've been averaging about a 2 lb loss per week by eating healthy and alot of walking (I'm a UPS man). I want to get ripped, and am looking at the 1900 calorie diet. But I average over 1000 calories burned at work just from walking so much (I've been useing a pedometer). I'm afraid 1900 might be starving my body a little. Do you think a 2200 calorie daily budget would still net me good results?

president kang
president kang

Question Coach - I'm entering the third phase of P90X. I've been consistently losing a pound a week, which is pretty good since I wasn't overweight to begin with. I'm going to hit the 1900/Fat Shredder, using your Dec/Jan diet on My Fitness Pal as a template. My big question is - will I get overly hungry doing this? I'm really trying to lean out so I can bulk back up and still be in the 8-10% bf range, but I usually consume close to 3000 kcal a day and am afraid the 1900 may not be enough for daily activity. Advice?

plantman
plantman

Hey Wayne. Just wanted to ask you opinion on drinking alcohol. I hardly ever drink except for a couple times a year on big occasions. I tend to have a bit of a bender on those nights if you know what I mean. Can I still have the occasional drink?

Darkhand44
Darkhand44

Coach I was wondering what is a good thing to do on the rest day where there is no workout.  Last time I tried one of the workouts I found the first few weeks it was hard to come back after the day of rest.  I was hoping to do something physical during that day to make it a none stop kind of deal.  I am doing Insanity if that makes any difference.  

Jacob
Jacob

Hey Coach, quick question. How would one know what there caloric intake should be when starting P90X? I'm 5'7 198lbs and will start the program soon but want to get my meals in order. Tnx in advance. Jacob

mawon4
mawon4

Coach,

I'm new so I gathering as much information as I can. Already started with the weight lost part and feeling better already. Now for more work out. My question is how do you feel about LUNA bars too much sugar?

plantman
plantman

Hi Wayne. Does it matter if I'm not in the US? Can I ask to have you as a coach if I live overseas?

baseballlover
baseballlover

No I didint know you had to calibrate it for my body weight

baseballlover
baseballlover

Hey coach is the heart rate moniter on beachbody a good one because I just bought one a couple days ago and its saying I only burned 23 calories on body beast build legs and I don't think thats right

Moroni
Moroni

Coach,

 

I have been skinny my whole life. I want to bulk up, but I don't know how to do it. I have done some research, and most people say that you need to put on tons of weight and then burn it off, but I don't have the means to do that.  What are some other ways that I can bulk up?

 

Moroni

DaymonJ
DaymonJ

Coach,

 

Teambeachbody has assigned me a coach, and I cannot figure out how to change that?  Any words of recommendation here?

Hiitit
Hiitit

Hi Coach,

I was delighted to find this excellent site today and I'm sure I can benefit a lot from your advice.

I completed p90x last year and saw big improvements but have since faded. I am now like you when you first started Coach Wayne, 190cm,102kg, 24% body fat.

 

I want to regain and add muscle but drop body fat to between 5- 10 %. Its going to take a lot of hard work but I'm looking for advice on the best way to do that. Should I first bulk up, lift heavy, low reps, eat a load of calories and THEN Shred by decreasing the weight, increasing the reps, reducing the calories, increasing the cardio??

 

At the moment I'm thinking of combining p90x phase 1 with insanity but if my above thinking is correct then this might not be the best approach. Please advise!!

bigj123
bigj123

okay thanks and i have been though your hybrids and i was wanting to do asylum p90x2 and beast body but i cant find it or am i just blind.

bigj123
bigj123

hey coach i have been playing baseball for about 7 years catching all 7 years and my knees are starting to feel it so i was wanting to take omega 3 would that help my knees and also my family has always has had heart problems thats why i started to workout and get healthy but will coq10 help heart health and i am also wanting to start to take jack 3d but i am only 15 do you think that that is too take for someone my age

jeremy
jeremy

Ok thanks and one more thing sens my family likes to go out the eat all the time and only to buffes and I have been eating a lot of sea foods and I wondered if sea food is good for you thanks again

jeremy
jeremy

Is there a hybride of body beast and x2

Jason Pullman
Jason Pullman

Did you do all the workouts? I dislike yoga x and kenpo.

T Rex
T Rex

Hi coach I'm 26 year old male 5 foot 6 and 280 pounds I'm short and fat and I just started p90x lean and I'm struggling. It makes me want to quit but I push play every day even tho I dont do the whole work out. Am I'm starting off right. Or can u give me some a head start of how I should start p90x.

Jeremy
Jeremy

What is more intense p90x or p90x2

Paul B.
Paul B.

Do you have an article on the two diets for P90x2...gaining mass or losing fat?

John F
John F

Hey Coach, I'm digging the site. I love how there's an article for just about every aspect of fitness and nutrition. So I'm in the middle of Insanity, on my recovery week. My goal is to loose fat. I was happier with my body at 130-135 lbs. I am now 164 lbs. Also I'm 27, male, who's living a pretty sedentary college other than Insanity. I know you would recommend to get on the fat shredder diet of 50/30/20 but I already started with a 40/40/20 and plan to just continue that for the second half of the program just to see how my body does. I will be doing a P90X/Insanity hybrid after Insanity and I just might try the 50/30/20 then. So my question is... How many calories should I b on while doing Insanity along with my goal? The Harris equation said my baseline is 1757. Using the 1.55 multiplier for moderate exercise I get 2724. The 1.7 multiplier for heavy exercise gets me 2988. I don't know which is more accurate to use but I figure its probably around the middle: 2800 for maintenance. So I've been targeting 2000 calories per day hoping to burn 1.5-2 lbs of fat per week? Is my math alright so far? Also on other message boards, people usually advice upping your calories to get more of a 500 calorie/day deficit, arguing that's more effective than going 1000. But would you side with the 1000 deficit? It seems you tend to advice people to go below 2000/day when loosing fat. Has this really been more effective than going with BeachBody's official nutrition plan? You would figure they would test their plan first right? And also I thought it would be unwise to go below your RMR anyway? Sorry for the long post and all the questions. I am just very excited about all this and I really want to know the best way to max my results but the plethora of information out there, sometimes conflicts, and makes it a little hard. Thanks for listening. I'd really be happy to have you for my Coach.

Jonathan
Jonathan

Coach - I just purchased Insanity and Asylum from your site. It immediately linked to the beachbody site - I hope you got credit for the sale.? My wife and I completed P90x once before. Now we'll be substituting Insanity and Asylum for the cardio days!

jeremy
jeremy

Hey coach we just started weight lifting for baseball and I wanna know if it will mess up the p90x schedule because I had yoga today so should I Chang some workouts to different days if so what days shouldI Chang we only have it on Thursdays and Saturdays for right now. Thanks

BigSteveSoCal1
BigSteveSoCal1

Coach Wayne... Signed up at beach body... I know I can purchase DVDs, but I wanna make sure you get cred and wanna know more about supps and food? Which supps should I purchase? At the point of sale of the DVDs? Ps. I will be making YT vids to document my progress...

Jeremy
Jeremy

Hey coach I just got back from the doc and I weighd 149 and I dontreally want to lose anymore weight I want to gain more muscle I have been eating a little more then I used to but still losing weight I also drink wey protein what are some ways I could gain more muscle Thanks

Alex
Alex

Coach, Firstly let me mention how deeply inspired I am by your journey and assistance to others. I am 22 years of age, and I weigh 82 kg and 5'10. In June, I used to weigh 95 kg and lost all that weight by just running and doing cardio like squats/mountain climbers and so on, with a proper healthy diet. I see my self much fitter and more athletic but still got some excess fat on me I wish to lose. I consider myself to have good base muscle, but just want to trim the fat off and get a lean/slim look. I am inclined towards insanity as it's mainly cardio, but from reading through teamripped, I got more interested in p90x or p90x2. Having muscle definition would be a plus for me, but without having heavy mass muscle, but most importantly achieving that slim/lean look. Which course/combination would you best suggest? Many thanks,

Eisa
Eisa

Coach, Im 140lbs and 5'10.. Im looking to build muscules, strength, and core but also I want to stay lean to be able to play soccer at a high level.. my problem is im too skinny and I get push off the ball too easy. what is the best system for me?? thanks

Jared
Jared

Hi Coach Wayne, I just sent you a personal email, but I also wanted to reach out here, and just say thank you for the opportunity to join teamRipped! I am extremely inspired by your transformation and want to get results like yours. Thanks again

Gavin
Gavin

Hi Coach Wayne, I just register to be a team ripped member. I'm 167 lbs,5'9,38 years old and my body fat is 13.61,I already have P90X,I will be doing the 1900 calorie program to burn fat first(like you suggest)and after that build muscle. My question is,Should I start with P90X Classic or P90X Lean? Thank you for letting me enjoy your club.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Hey coach what is p90x 2 mostly for like building muscle or weight loss

Saul
Saul

Coach, Can you take a look at the link below and tell me if you would prefer to use this type of body fat analizer, or if you prefer the traditional caliper. Thanks

André
André

Hey coach, I live in Brazil, I'm 38 years old, weight 84 kilograms or 185 pounds I have high blood pressure, I would gain a little weight and do some exercises you recommend? Sorry my english.