Weekend Update

What is up teamRIPPED!? Spring sure feels here! This is a great time of year and I am pumped to see what y’all are accomplishing. So many are crushing their goals and pushing hard toward summer to really be in a place to show off their hard work. It may be hard to realize at the...

Traveling While Working...

I am fortunate in that my day job does not require me to travel all that often. When I do, it’s usually for a long weekend – 3 or 4 days at the most. And I always know the trip is coming well in advance and I can plan accordingly. What does planning accordingly mean? It means...

Day 1 is where it start...

It has to start somewhere… and for most of us, our Day 1 is a big turning point. The start of a life changing journey. Many are starting today on a trek towards summer! From someone who’s been there and done it (and helps thousands with their journey), keep your focus on each...

Weekend Update

WOAH! Is the power of people great! Just yesterday I logged into the teamRIPPED 2016 Challenge Group to see a post of a guy that was having some trouble. He has a long road with some big goals and was just overwhelmed. He wants it bad but knows that there have been setbacks before....

Protein and Fat Loss

Many of you start with a goal of losing weight as part of your P90X / Insanity / Body Beast / 21 Day Fix transformation. Did you know that one of the most important things to consider when losing weight is how to lose the body fat without also losing muscle. We all want the scale to go...

Coach Wayne’s 22 ...

As y’all know, I was selected for and took part in the 22 Minute Hard Corps test group the last 9 weeks. It was a great experience and I am so glad I get to give you an in-depth review and my take on it. So let’s get into it and what better than a video review too! Tony...

Body Types

Body types tend to get a lot of press. Special thanks to Allen for asking about this topic last week. I can’t believe I have never blogged on this. Sometimes as we set goals and seek to understand our situation, it helps if we can classify traits and characteristics so that we can...

Weekend Update

Welcome to MARCH teamRIPPED! WOW we are on our way to summer :-) My year is off to a great start. I just got done with being in the test group for Tony Horton’s 22 Hard Corps. That was an awesome program and if you love Tony, you getter come #GetSome! If you come check out...

Best Exercise Modificat...

So you need to modify your pull ups? No problem! This is a right of passage for more people! Pull ups are hard. We can fake our way through Plyo and even just lower some weight on dumbbells for curls or kickbacks. But pull ups, they are the real deal!  As I started last week, I’m...

22 Hard Corps Challenge...

22 Hard Corps is out today… are you ready to #GetSome?! I am finishing up “Hell Week” of the Test Group and I am so pumped to have this program be released for everyone! It was proven again with the Hammer, Chisel, RIPPED group that focused, smaller groups are hard to...

Making Extra Time

Making extra time seems fitting on this Leap Year Monday :-) I think we all could use some extra time. We live busy lives, and at least for me, it never seems like my plate gets less full. So how can you make some extra time? Here’s how! Making Extra Time Fact of the matter is that...

Weekend Update

Hey teamRIPPED! Where did February go?! How was your week?  Are you giving it 100% effort?  I hope so!!  If not, make the decision NOW to start!  Once you allow yourself to give in, it gets easier and easier to give in again and again. Coming Next Week: 22 HARD CORPS It’s finally...

Chris Coburn: The Defin...

Chris Coburn is the definition of dedication. I have had the pleasure of knowing Chris for a while now. He is an awesome example of showing up and bringing it! You will see in his pics, that this isn’t some pack on 30# of muscle in 30 days scheme. This is commitment and real...

Midweek Motivation

I can’t wait for you to see tomorrow’s transformation post! I could almost move it to a Midweek Motivation… man, come back and check it out! You won’t want to miss it! As February winds down, are you where you want to be with your progress? If not, can you look...

Best Exercise Modificat...

Modifying exercises is one of the secrets of success people. Not many people can jump into a workout program and do each move or exercise exactly like Tony, Sagi, or Shaun T. Beachbody does a great job of showing many modifications and even has cast members showing you modified moves in...

Calculate Your Body Fat...

Calculating your body fat percentage (BF%) is not hard! This a blog from the past, but it’s so important that I want to talk about it again and explain the basics for everyone. One of the most important tools in monitoring your progress is tracking the change in your body fat...

Weekend Update

The weekend is here! Are you ready? I know I am! I have been wrapping up my test group for Tony Horton’s 22 Hard Corps and it is going great! These workouts are killer when you go all out. It’s fast paced, full of Tony LOL, and I know a lot of you are going to love it. I can...

Midweek Motivation

I have had a blast getting to learn from John Maxwell. I really want to pass this on to you… it goes along with our talk about struggles and perseverance. It will only take a couple minutes of your time. Enjoy! DILIGENCE Take action today and...

Struggling and Persever...

Struggling happens. It can be something we see quick success with, like improving on a certain workout week to week, or it can really drag on. So don’t let the struggle stop you stop you. Focus on what you can change and find success in the struggle. Struggle is Natural Struggle is...

The Secret to Being Fat

For those of you dying to know the secret formula for getting fat and staying fat, you are in luck!  These are the top 10 ways to reach your obesity goals!  I wish I’d come up with this list on my own, but I’m not that smart!  I borrowed it from a very informative article from...

Weekend Update

Hey teamRIPPED!  How is everyone doing this week?  Are you pushing yourself on your workouts?  Are you sticking to the nutrition plan?  Are you staying accountable regarding the goals you set for yourself at the start of 2016? One thing I always keep in mind as I go through my day is...

Kyle’s Radical Ch...

Kyle has an inspirational story.  He categorizes his old habits as being good at starting something but terrible at following through.  It led him to a point in his health and fitness that he desperately wanted to change.  It all happened while plugging into one of my Challenge Groups,...

Midweek Motivation

For some motivation today, I thought I would share a mix of some of the music I play during my workouts. When you get familiar with your workouts you don’t need all the cues. I love to pump up my music in my headphones and just get to work! I had my buddy David Jeffries throw...

Preparing for Difficult...

A while back I asked for your help in making sure I cover all the topics you want to hear about on teamRIPPED.  Y’all had some great input! Thank you, and if you still want to give me some suggestions, click here. I am now going to start working through some of these great...

Getting to your WHY

Getting to your WHY is super important. For a lot of people it can really make all the difference in whether this transformation lasts or if you just fall off the wagon again. I saw a video on Facebook last week that I hope will help. I know it impacted me. Take a look! So what about...

Weekend Update

Another week and we are into February teamRIPPED! Everyone that started at the New Year should have some day 30 pics to take. Pictures always tell the true story in weight loss transformations! There are lots of “measures” we should use on our weight loss and fitness...