My Story

I want to start by saying thank you to my wife, Anita, for believing in me and supporting me all the way.  And I want to thank my 6 amazing kiddos who make my life a total chaotic mess, but keep me grounded, focused on what truly matters in life, and striving to set the example for the way I want them to live when they grow up.  I love you all!!!

How I Became Coach Wayne

Before P90X, I was “fluffy” (my kids’ term for it). I bounced between 255 and 270 lbs.  I was out of shape and overweight. I had all the convenient excuses (busy job, lots of kids, church activities) to justify why I didn’t have time to take care of my body. I also figured that at my age, with full shoulder and knee reconstruction from sports injuries, that I was simply “over-the-hill” and that an active, super-fit lifestyle wasn’t still in the cards for me. I wasn’t taking good care of the body God blessed me with, and it showed. What’s more, I was setting a poor example for my family. My poor example was not setting my kids up for success with their own fitness and nutrition.

….. Then, I gave P90X a try ……  In just 90 days of total commitment, it all changed! My body changed, my energy level changed, and my attitude changed.  I got ripped! I went from 23% body fat to just 8% in 90 days. I even surprised myself with how much my body changed in 90 days. My transformation has gotten a TON of attention, both on YouTube, the P90X website, and even the infomercial!  I’ve gotten so much feedback and questions about my P90X experience (what worked, what didn’t, what supplements did I use, what did my diet look like, how did I stay so motivated, etc.) that I decided to start my own coaching site, teamRIPPED.com, to answer questions, give advice, and help others achieve the kind of success I had.  As I’ve continued with P90X, Insanity, Asylum, P90X2, and Body Beast, my body fat has actually dropped even lower (in the 6% range) and I’ve gained muscle by maximizing the workouts, nutrition, and supplements.  See for yourself in my updated photos below =

Me before starting my journey of health and fitness =

Me now … after two years of P90X, P90X2, Insanity, Asylum and teamRIPPED =

Not bad for an “old dad” pushing 40, huh?

My faith played a huge role in my motivation and commitment to transform myself.  I always knew my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, but I wasn’t treating it like one. I realized it was time to make a change.  This is not how I wanted to look or feel.  P90X was my answer!  And WOW, did it ever work!  P90X and these other awesome home workout programs are now the way I steward and care for the body God has blessed me with.  It’s not about 90 days anymore – it’s the new me!

My parents always taught me that I should surround myself with the kind of people I want to be like.  That’s why when I started P90X, I chose a coach who demonstrated commitment to the program, integrity, discipline, and an expertise in nutrition, supplements, and motivation.  I knew I needed a coach who would encourage me and hold me accountable on my 90 day journey.  I am a former college football player, and I know just how important a great coach is to getting the most out of his/her players.  Needless to say, I achieved great success by following in the footsteps of my coach who had achieved the kind of success I wanted for myself.

As far as nutrition, I ate clean … SUPER CLEAN!  I never allowed myself cheat meals, because it can take 2-3 days of clean eating just to get back to where you are before that cheat meal.  Trust me, that fried food and dessert is NOT worth it!  And this isn’t easy for me to say.  Before P90X, I drank pop for breakfast, always had a bag of candy in the car for my drive to and from work, and ate whatever my belly told me it wanted for lunch.  That’s why I looked the way I did on Day 1!  But by committing to the nutrition plan, using the right kind of supplements to fuel my body in a clean and healthy manner, and never giving in to my sweet tooth, I was able to achieve extraordinary results on P90X.

As for the workouts, this is where the blood, sweat, and tears come in!  I BROUGHT IT every day!  If the kids kept me up the night before … I BROUGHT IT!  If work was super stressful that day … I BROUGHT IT!  If we were on vacation … I BROUGHT IT!  You’ve got to decide ahead of time that you won’t let obstacles knock you off track.  Push play every day.  PERIOD!  Plus, these workouts are simply genius!  They force me out of my comfort zone by mixing cardio, resistance, balance, and stretching.  I knew that if I stuck with the workouts and pushed play every day these workouts would transform my body.  And they did!  I can’t even imagine going to a gym anymore.  P90X, Insanity, and Body Beast are better than any workout I’ve ever done (and remember, I’m a former college football player who spent hours in the gym when I was playing).  I stimulate my body more in just 1 hour, in the comfort of my living room, than I used to in a 3 hour weightlifting workout.  These Beachbody workouts really are THAT GOOD!!  My entire transformation was fueled by nothing more than Beachbody – no outside lifting, no outside running, no outside swimming, no outside cycling, etc.  This does it all!

— Coach Wayne Wyatt

teamRIPPED Nation

 

324 comments
 Air Andrew
Air Andrew

now we got to come up with a new nickname for wayne, now that fluffy dosn't work:) hey how are your results now to this day wayne?

keith
keith

Hi, i was just wondering how many times did you do the P90x & the P90x2 in between the first 2 years of your training.  I was also wondering if you have seen or tried the P90x3, cheers.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@keith Hey Keith, you can see exactly what I did for my first couple years under the "My Hybrid Workouts" tab. I only did them once as stand alone programs but mixed them in with hybrids a lot.


I have done X3. I didn't get to finish because I injured my knee playing football but it's a great program! Our X3 Challenge Group got great results too! Right to the point 30 minute workouts and they get your heart pumping. Check out: http://teamripped.com/the-p90x3-battle-of-the-ripped-results/

keith
keith

The photos of the before and after are just awesome.  I cannot believe that you changed this much in only 2 years, i am in total shock, you definately show what people can achieve if they put their mind to it.  let me just say well done in getting where you are and well done in helping and people to get where they are, you are inspiring.  Just wondering if you have or are going to try the Body beast workout.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@keith Thanks Keith! Yes, I have done Body Beast multiple times. I am using the workouts now actually. I never did a full out bulk, like Body Beast recommends though. I prefer slower bulking to help stay leaner. They are some of my favorite workouts! If you haven't tried them, you should.

Tony Alvarado
Tony Alvarado

Alright Coach, quick question. Just about to finish my 12 week cutting phase and I'm down to 8% percent body weight. I'm satisfied with my body fat now and want to bulk up but I'm scared I might just get fat again. What would be an ideal amount of calories to add per week or month if im planning on bulking for around 9 months? Right now I'm ending the cut with 1800 cal, and my maintenance is 2300. I don't want to rush things and would rather gain slow but lean muscle. Thanks in advance, Tony Alvarado.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Tony Alvarado  You won't just get fat but you should become ok with the idea of adding some fat back. I would work back up to 2300 for a while (maybe a month or two). Being at maintenance will allow you to still add some muscle and cut a little more fat. Then jsut slowly go above that. Add 100-200 a week until you are 500 over. That is a really safe way to stay leaner. Again, go to maintenance first and let your body adjust to that before going into a bulk. Really nice work man! 8% is ripped!

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Computerbux What's TRT?

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Computerbux @CoachWayne Oh LOL! No I am not on any hormone replacement therapy. 

bruno1996
bruno1996

How much dumbell weight should I buy for p90x? i´m 17 years

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@bruno1996 Most people use 10-50 lbs for their first round or P90X. But check with your parents too. 

bruno1996
bruno1996

Tnx, i live in europe and there no shakeology, what to use to change shakeology

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@bruno1996 There really won't be a replacement. There is nothing like it. You can look for a Greens mix and add that to a protein shake... but it won't cover everything Shakeology does. 

Juergen
Juergen

@CoachWayne @bruno1996 

Hi Bruno1996, I´m having the same problem as I´m also living in Europe (Germany).

I know there´s no actual way to replace Shakeology, but I tried to find somthing similar.

What worked out great for me was the BSN Syntha 6 Shake als Meal replacemeht, enriched with Vitamine capsules.

Two scoops of Syntha 6 has almost the 50/30/20 FS percentage and 400kcal, but is lacking of Vitamines, Antioxidants, Greens and so on.

But if you add e.g. MusclePharm ArmorV Capsules (has greend, antioxidants and more), you´ll get a ´kinda´ Shakeology, but you still can´t compare it to the original. My effort is still lacking some ingredients, but that´s the best and closest way I can get to the oroginal.

bruno1996
bruno1996

Can you tell me your nutrition plan, and pls give me your email.

bdaniel03
bdaniel03

Coach Wayne, What did you do prior to your first round ? If you look at your Day 1 pics you can almost see abs and obliques already ? Just curious if a 15% bodyfat loss is realistic within 90 days after being sedentary for a while.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @bdaniel03 Nothing really. I had started to watch a little what I eat but that was about it. I really committed and dialed it in from day 1 on. I went all in and all out!

Juergen
Juergen

Nutrition is the key!

It IS possible, but you have to stick to your nutrition. I myself started at a litte more than 27% bodyfat (calipper measurement) and after P90x round 1 I was down to 12,5%. But you have to stick to clean nutrition!

vpeart123
vpeart123

@CoachWayne what was your caloric intake when you first stared a beach body intake?

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@vpeart123 I did 1900 calories on Fat Shredder (50% protein, 30% carbs, 20% fat)

JoaoNazareno
JoaoNazareno

Hello! My name is João Pedro , I'm 17 Years old , I'm from Brasil. I'm overweight ''105 KILOS'' , , 1,80 CM.

And i want to ask if I can do P90X. I did Brasilian Jiu-Jitsu from 14 years-old until 16 years-old.

I went to a doctor and I Just can't take supplements , 'cause my ''LIVER'' IS FAT. 

My Goals is TO LOSE WEIGHT and stay like YOU :)

 

Congradulations for your results !!! Help ME pls COACH

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @JoaoNazareno Check out my advice in: www.teamripped.com/4-adults-only

 

Work out hard, eat healthy, and go for it!

JoaoNazareno
JoaoNazareno

 @CoachWayne  Ok ! I TALKED with my parents , and a Doctor. They sayed '' OK '' But i can't take Supplements until my 'LIVER' stay normal.

 

So i'm going to WORK OUT Hard and eat Healthy. Thank YOU !

 

You motivated me a LOT ! and again , ''Parabéns'' . 

LeithAshba
LeithAshba

Coach. I'm 19yr, 6.2 ft and i weigh 240 lbs.. I'd like to ask if its okay to go with level 1 in the 90x nutrition plan though the guide suggested level 3.. I want to lose weight fast and i thought I'd ask you. 

 

Thanks,

Leith

Kingpaul
Kingpaul

Wayne, One question about timing of nutrition. I get out of bed at about 6 AM. Get the day started, kids out the door, etc. I generally have a cup of coffee at 6:15, maybe some Jacked at 6:45, and then workout at 7:15. After working out, I'll have a shakeology in the car on the way to work. I then have some raw nuts at about 10:30. Am I starting right, or do I need to consume more in the AM, or before working out, etc. Confused.

Thanks,

Paul

AJ
AJ

Well, I've lost eight pounds in a week. That's probably a lot for one week, but I've been doing a lot of exercise (P90X/Insanity, gym (weights), softball, and basketball. I've also closely monitored by calories and macros, and they're in line perfectly. I can already see my abs have gotten way more defined from where they were. Just thought I'd update.

AJ
AJ

Gotcha! I think I am going to do 2,000 calories and lean up. I can always bulk up later, when I have achieved a decent look. I realize now that achieving anabolic and catabolic reactions simultaneously would be difficult. It's best for me to basically follow your round one nutrition guide. I think a hybrid of Insanity/P90X would be good for this. Can't wait to make it happen!

AJ
AJ

Last question, honest! I want to look large, but necessarily weigh the amount I look. I've been pouring over the different calorie plans and reading various articles on this website. It seems that in order to achieve a cut (larger muscles, with minimal to no fat gain), one could follow a 50/30/20 plan and consume, in my case, 3,000 calories a day, as you did with the 3,000 calories plan. I'll maintain my weight, roughly, while adding lean muscle, and I could do the hybrid of Insanity/P90X in that instance, yes? What would a 3,000 calories a day, everyday, while doing the Insanity/P90X hybrid bring me results-wise is my question I guess? Will I lose body fat, and replace it mass-wise with lean muscle?

AJ
AJ

Sorry for bombarding you again, lol. I weigh 192. I want to gain about 25 lbs of lean muscle. I know that will take a while. According to the teamripped calculator, if I don't add a number at all, my calories are 2900 roughly. If I add 600 to it, it becomes 2300. Should I eat 2300 calories, or should I eat 3500 calories to achieve my weight goal? I'd like to look lean as possible, but I don't know which way would be best, from a calorie perspective. I am about 10.5% body fat. Can I expect my body fat to go up or down based on those caloric needs?

AJ
AJ

Thank you for expeditious answer, Coach. And I think it's absolutely incredible that you're available to answer questions and to help guide everyone along. I'm pretty sure I've gained a little (maybe a pound or two of fat) back within that seven pounds. I've signed up on beachbody (hendrixfreak70). You're my trainer lol. I want to weigh (ultimately) 220lbs. I know this is going to take the better part of a year, if not more. I am super excited about it! I'm going to do the Insanity/P90X hybrid, with a few days of heavy lifting in the gym. I don't want to lose too much of that 405 on bench! Thanks much, bro!

AJ
AJ

I have a question, coach. I've completed Insanity once, lost 18lbs from that. I started Crossfit for four months after that, then went into the gym for five days a week after that. I bench 405 pounds, but I still weigh 192 freaking pounds. I weighed 185 when I finished Insanity. I have gained very little. I want to gain lean muscle mass. My question is: Which way should I go? Should I follow your 3k calorie plan, or the bulking plan? I know that I haven't been eating enough food. That's the reason I still weigh 192.

amitparkash
amitparkash

Hi Wayne, thank you for replying to my msg about training first thing in the morning on only bcaa's. I also wanted another opinion from you.  I own p90x, p90x2 and insanity.  I am starting the p90x classic program for the first time but wanted to know if you recommend doing a hybrid or switching a few workouts from p90x with p90x2 or insanity. I def wanted to switch the yoga out for the p90x2 yoga bc of what i have been reading online from people about how long p90x yoga is.  Also have read many people switch out the p90x cardio days with insanity.  What are your thoughts. My goal is to burn as much fat as possibe in 90 days while putting on a bit of muscle for a nice beach body.   Thank you for your time! - Amit.

dbyrd
dbyrd

Good day Coach!  I'm new to P90x and I must say this is the toughest workout I've ever experienced!  It is really hard and I can't keep up with the guys on the DVD.  Even still, I will not give up.  I'm determined to press play every day and work at it no matter what.  Thank you for your site and thank you for your inspiration...you have no idea what this means to me.  God Bless you!!!

carlo775
carlo775

Good day coach wayne, I'm Carlo and I'm writing from Italy where unfortunately P90X programme fitness isn't so popular. However, after several years of daily fitness I decided to change my fitness programme with P90X. I bought it so my wife and I have been started 2 days ago. In addition, we are eating all the calories calculated by P90X nutritin level (Level I - 1,800 calories/day for my wyfe and Level II - 2,400 calories/day for me). However, I have some doubts regarding the quantity for each meal and if the quantity for each level are standard for each person. I'd like a personal programme by your coaching. Thanks in advance for your cooperation, we'll try our best. Have a good day.

Insane_Nick85
Insane_Nick85

Coach Wayne, you truly are an inspiration! A Christian guy who wants nothing but to help others live a long and healthy life! Awesome job man awesome job! I just finished my first month of Insanity and I gotta say I'm in the best shape of my life and that was just from the first month!! Lol

Danforth
Danforth

The christian approach is what is admirable. Im starting my transformation now. Keep it going brother. David

Pedro
Pedro

Thanks Coach. You seem to make time to reply to everyone and set a great example for others to follow. I will try my best. Best wishes to you and your family.

Pedro
Pedro

Hi Coach, I am a Spaniard living in England, and wanted to say that you are an inspiration. I am 39 and have knee issues which prevent me from doing plyometrics and a lot of the leg exercises in P90x. However I am trying to break the vicious circle I have been in for some years now, as losing weight is important to relieve my knees. Do you have any advice in this respect bearing in mind you had knee reconstruction? Also, I am curious about your diet. Are you still on 1900 calories after your achievements?

Paul
Paul

Wayne, If I am working out at 5:30 AM; Do I take KreAklyn at 5:15, work out, then another KreAklyn and Recovery drink, shower/dress, drink Shakeology at 8:30 Am? Then real food/ nutrition for rest of day with a Whey Protein shake late in afternoon? Do I have this right? I'm still trying to drop some fat, but probably only 10-15 lbs of it. Thanks, Paul

Ant Robertson
Ant Robertson

"If we were on vacation … I BROUGHT IT!" Hey Coach, That quote has piqued my attention. With Xmas/New Years rapidly approaching I'm starting to try and plan ahead since the family and I will be travelling overseas. I'm not worried about nutrition - if anything this will be easier since more/better foods are available - but not so sure about actual work-outs. Obviously taking weights is out of the question and I don't have bands (although, at a stretch I could probably get some where we're going - get it, stretch! Haha, sorry! :)). I'll be finishing my first 90 days of the X pretty much around the time we leave and at this stage I'm thinking I'll definitely take AB-X, Cardio, Plyo, and maybe Stretch and Core but for the resistance stuff I'm kinda thinking I'll simply make do with push-ups, pull-ups (local parks are handy!) and whatever random weights I can get my hands on. So a bit of a hodge-podge, more designed to maintain than gain during my trip. Do you have any recommendations you can give, ideas or any specific/particular routines you think I should stick to or take with me? Thanks

Matt
Matt

hi coach, i just wanted to say how much i appreciate all the christian music and the story of Jesus poster you have on your wall. i just think it is great. i am a christian myself and i just think that its great that you put that stuff on your videos for a lot of people to see. thank you so much for being an insperation but even more for being a witness for Christ.

Alberto
Alberto

Hi Coach Do you always lift heavy or do you sometimes use lighter weight with higher reps to change things up? Thanks Alberto

Naomi
Naomi

Hi there! Wow, your results are amazing! I'm on the last day of Insanity, month one, and have already lost over 12 inches from my body, but I want to keep up my progress. Once this is over, I plan to do another round of Insanity, then maybe branch out into p90x, but can you tell me what order you did the workouts in, and when you started combining programs to make hybrids? Thanks!

Ryan J.
Ryan J.

Coach, I'm coming up on my day 30 pics and was wondering if you could send me the link to your progress through your round 1. I know I've seen it on here before, but can't find it for the life of me. Ryan

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