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What You Do Matters

When it comes to health and fitness I am a very passionate guy. I believe that we were given this one body by God and that we are to be good stewards of our bodies. You dont hear that word “steward” that often. It means to be a manager of something that is not yours. These...

Getting Started Right

The key to gaining momentum and keeping that momentum up has always been getting started right. Look at any type of race and what do all the leaders have in common? They all get started right. Whether its NASCAR and you qualified to start in the front of the pack, or its a motocross race...

The Team Beachbody Diff...

There are lots of ways to lose weight and lots of ways get in shape, but what is so great about the way Beachbody does things? Beachbody CEO, Carl Daikeler recently wrote an article in response to some criticism of his lofty goals for Team Beachbody. It is his vision that has driven the...

Negative People

On your health and fitness journey you are going to encounter many obstacles. BRINGIN IT everyday is hard. Eating super clean is super hard. But there is another type of obstacle that can have a greater effect than you might like to admit, and that is negative people. You might have...

The Gift of Fitness

Although these gift cards will be available year round and for multiple occasions from a “congrats” to a “thank you”, I wanted to make these available to you guys now before Christmas Eve rolls around and you still havnt bought your someone a gift. Whether they...

The Day After

I know the RIPPEDCLUB crew all BROUGHT IT this Thanksgiving and stayed true to your clean eating, right!!?? Well, the fact of the matter is that most people probably didnt and I wanted to share with you all an awesome HEALTHY way to take care of all those extra calories you took in...

P90X Nutrition Phases

If you are anything like me then the first time you looked at the P90X Nutrition Guide, you were overwhelmed by the amount of information; and I dont know about you, but I was quite intimidated. I had no idea where to start or how to begin and my results reflected that confusion. The...

Dedicated

Dedicated: wholly committed to something, as to an ideal, political cause, or personal goal. So many people would love to think that they are dedicated to getting fit and healthy or possibly even ripped, but there is something in the definition of dedicated that sets apart those who...

Whey Isolate or Concent...

There has been a great deal of debate on which is the better source of protein. One camp says that isolate is better because of the high amounts of protein per serving, while the other side of the camp says that isolate is too processed. So what is the best source? I am constantly...

Snacking Smart

Most people are not used to eating 5-6 smaller meals per day and have trouble coming up with options for those “in-between” meals. I think I can pretty much sum up what a majority of our diets looked like before making the commitment to clean eating: Breakfast – No...

Fatty Foods – Coc...

I thought that title might get your attention. And now that I have your attention, I wanted to share with you an article that was posted on bloomberg.com. The article highlights how fatty and processed foods can trigger similar reactions in the brain to that of a cocaine addict. There is...

My Mass Gain Diet

For the next 60 days leading up to my start date for P90X2, I am going to be focused on GAINING MASS with P90X! Everyone wants to build muscle and that will be my primary goal. I have focused on losing fat and getting in the best shape of my life, but now I want to put on between 6-8...

P90X Success Breakfast

                P90X Success Breakfast: 474 calories 1 whole wheat pancake: 6 -8 inches diameter 1/2 cup: fresh strawberries/blueberries egg white omelette: 18 tbsp: liquid egg whites 2 jimmy dean turkey sausage links, diced 1 cup: diced spinach 2...

The Way You FEEL

Tony Horton was recently quoted as saying: “How do you feel when you skip a workout? How do you feel right after you finish a workout? Go ahead and think about this for a moment because it really will help you out! We all have those days when the alarm goes off or we just get off...

Fat Shredder Taco Salad

This is absolutely one of my favorite meals! Its super fast to make and its super healthy!                         Taco Salad: 300 calories 6oz ground turkey or chicken taco seasoning 1/4 cup: Kraft fat free shredded cheddar 1/4...

Staying Hydrated

Most of us know the importance of drinking water, but statistics show that as Americans, we obviously dont always do what we know to be good for us. I found this great article on the benefits of staying hydrated and thought it would be very beneficial for you to read it also. I too will...