Focus on Fat Loss

Most of us want to lose fat at some point during our journey. When I started out, all I wanted to do was lose body fat and get ripped! Sure, I wanted to get stronger and maintain my muscle, but my main goal was fat loss! This time of year has me looking at fat loss again! I want to...

Diet Mistakes: Don̵...

Diet mistakes happen. I got to get this one out there…. like all mistakes in life, it’s often how you respond to those mistakes that makes all the difference. Diet Mistakes: Cheating on Your Plan First off, you control this one. So before you think you are going to get a pass...

Weekend Update

Hey teamRIPPED!  How is everyone doing this week?  Each week we bring it, we make progress… don’t throw it away on the weekend! This reminded me of a message from an old teamRIPPEDer James. He came clean about “silent cheating.” The Silent Cheat! By James P.,...

Midweek Motivation

It’s here. Midweek. Hump day. Are you feeling it this week? Have you been crushing your goals? Going all out for what you want? Today is a new day. Make today YOUR DAY! ^ I love this one...

Workout Intensity

How hard should you work out? Should you take breaks? Keep a steady pace?  This is a question we should all ask ourselves as we take on programs and workouts that may be beyond our current level of fitness. Your workouts should be intense but controlled and safe. Plain in simple, you...

Creatine: The most prov...

Creatine! I go through waves and waves of questions about creatine. It seems like I am in a season of creatine inquires ;-) So let me bump this post to the top of teamRIPPED! I don’t think there is a supplement (outside of Shakeology) that i get more emails and questions about. Is...

Weekend Update

Do you ever know when a tough month is coming up? It’s going to be a regular Birthday-Fest around my house next month!  I have 3 April birthdays with my kiddos.  Xander on April 4th.  Olivia on April 7th.  And Luke on April 14th.   Cake and ice cream are everywhere!  LOL! On top of that,...

UPDATE: Summer STRONG C...

**UPDATED!!!*** Just released from Beachbody is a CONTEST for everyone leading up to this summer: The Summer Strong Contest! Prizes for getting ripped!!! CASH! Quick Facts about the Summer Strong Contest It’s time to get #SummerStrong! Starting April 4th, Beachbody is challenging you to...

Midweek Motivation

How is teamRIPPED doing? Are you in need of some motivation? Well come and get it! We set goals, we do the daily work to move forward, and we CRUSH our...

Doing Doubles

Doing Doubles. I get a lot of questions about doing doubles. “Doubles” are when you do two workouts a day. You may do cardio in the morning and then a lifting routine in the evening. Whatever you are doing, you are doing double… hence the name, Doubles. Sounds like a...

Adjustable Dumbbells fo...

Adjustable dumbbells are the perfect addition to P90X. They are compact, easy to adjust, and offer just about as much resistance as you need. The two main choices out there are Bowflex’s Selecttechs and Powerblocks. There are other brands (LifeSmart, Wieder, Ironmaster, etc), but...

A good, Good FridayR...

Now you know I didn’t forget what day it was… A day we remember and celebrate the sacrifice Jesus made on that cross. Doing for us what we could never do for ourselves. “The resurrection completes the inauguration of God’s kingdom. . . . It is the decisive event...

Weekend Update

Where do these weeks go?! How is March shaping up for you? Are you on track and making gainz? Remember it is all up to you. It’s what you DO day in and day out that adds up to results. It seems like in conversations with the team that I am hearing more and more people that are...

Our teamRIPPED Highligh...

I jumped on YouTube yesterday and this video came up for me! I had totally forgot about it LOL. Man, this was one of my favorites! Sorry for the short Transformation post today, but I hope this encourages you that no matter where you are… you can finish! You can finish well! Push...

Cheat Meals: Don’...

Cheat meals. Cheat days. How do these impact your results? Should you use them? Do they help at all? All good questions, and while not a direct YES or NO, there are clear answers. Cheat Meals and Cheat Days Let’s start off by defining what a “cheat meal” is. I define...

Crockpot Fajita Chicken

Crockpots are great tools for meal prep. Set them up in the morning before work and in 8 hours or so, you have an awesome meal! With protein being the main macro we struggle with getting enough of, here is a killer recipe for some Crockpot Chicken! Set these up early in the week (or even...

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...