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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 TR17 – Battle Together!

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!