If you are reading this, CONGRATULATIONS! You have decided to take control of your health and fitness.
1. First, Choose 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 Tyler Robbins Fitness 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. If you would like, you can also learn more about me, and how I have gotten to the point that I have by checking out my About Page.
2. Choose a Program
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 even 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 "Programs" tab at the top of this website to learn all about the different options you have.
If you are still having troubles deciding what program is right for you, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can discuss your current level of fitness, and then I can better place you in the program that is right for you!
If you are looking for make an overall lifestyle change, by overhauling your activity level, the way you eat, the way you supplement, etc., then there is a way for you 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.
3. 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 and they travel well, so if you are an individual who is on the road a lot for work or leisure, you may want to pick yourself up a set of resistance bands. You’ll need an assortment of sizes since the exercises vary so much. On some exercises you will want a lot of resistance, and on others you’ll need very light resistance. 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).
4. Document everything!
You never know if you’ll be in the next infomercial! 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.
There are many different resources to help you stay accountable on your new lifestyle journey, so you are going to want to keep track of your progress through pictures, video, and measurements along the way so that you can stay motivated with your progress!
5. 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! Plain and simple, you need the proper nutrition to not only fuel your body to make it through your rigorous workouts, but also want those calories to be as 'clean' as possible in order to build muscle tissue and burn body fat.
6. 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.
I will be setting up message board threads, Facebook groups, as well as checking in on you on a consistent basis to make sure you are following along with your plan. Having help is the best way to stay motivated and "plugged in" to your road to success. Allow me, as well as other other team members, to help you get to where you want to be!
7. 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!
"If it was easy, everyone would do it!"
There is a reason why there is such a growing obesity epidemic, because folks aren't taking the same steps you are to lead a healthier life. Whether they are too lazy, or don't have the resources available, is anyone's guess. Well you now have a slew of resources at your fingertips, it's time to get motivated to be prepared for the long-haul!