Sunday, January 11, 2015

BeachBody On Demand - All you need to know!

The 411 for Beachbody on Demand

 This is going to be great! How conveneint will it be to have instant streaming access to this from just about any device!

Here is everything that you need to know about Beachbody on Demand.  

Get ready to workout wherever you are, because Beachbody is going digital! This Spring,Beachbody On Demand comes to Team Beachbody Club and a device near you. Join Club, and hundreds of workouts — including world-famous P90X and INSANITY — will be at available to you for instant streaming. Spring 2015, get ready to stream them from a laptop, mobile, tablet – wherever you have an Internet connection! More details below:

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will Beachbody On Demand Launch?
ETA Spring 2015!

What is Beachbody On Demand?
Beachbody On Demand is a new feature of the Team Beachbody Club that provides unlimited access to stream Beachbody's proven fitness programs. Paid Team Beachbody Club Members will be able to work out anytime, anywhere. Making Beachbody programs easy to access anywhere an internet
connection is available, it will include many of Beachbody's most popular fitness programs in the digital library. 

How will it work? 
Team Beachbody members will automatically have unlimited access to stream workouts from a list of Beachbody's most popular fitness programs. Once logged into, Club members will have the option, just like Netflix and Hulu, to select the Start Streaming tab from the home page, choose any fitness program in the streaming library, and stream any wokout from the program!

What fitness programs will be available in the Beachbody digital library?
 Club members will have unlimited access to stream many of Beachbody's best sellers immediately upon Beachbody On Demand launch. Also, to give Club members a feel for some of Beachbody's newest and bestselling programs before they buy it, there will be individual sample workouts available to stream. 

The following unlimited access fitness programs will be available to stream at launch in March 2015:
Unlimited Access Fitness Programs: 
P90X part 1, 2 & 3, Insanity, Insanity Asylum Vol 1,  Les Mills Pump, Les Mills Combat, 10 Minute Trainer, ChaLEAN Extreme, One-on-One with Tony Horton (vol 1) and Hip Hop Abs.

Access BeachBody Workouts from just about anywhere online!

General Questions:

Will the price of the Club Membership increase?
The price is not increasing in Spring 2015, but may increase in the future.

Will I need to buy the fitness program to stream? 
No. Programs inside the digital library come with paid membership. 

Will streaming workouts be available on too?
No. They are exclusive to TeamBeachbody Club members. Make me your Coach now to have FULL ACCESS.

Will Club members be able to stream workouts internationally?
Yes. They can stream abroad with a valid internet connection.

Will free members have access to stream workouts?
No, but they can upgrade to paid Club membership easily. Click HERE to upgrade.

Will there be an extra cost per workout watched?
No. Unlimited access will be included in Club membership at no extra cost.

Will the workouts be closed-captioned?
No. Not at this time.

What languages will workouts be available in?
Only English at this time.

Must the nutrition & program guides be purchased separately?
No.  The guides will be available to view & download for each program on the
Beachbody On Demand web page.

Technical Questions:

Will an IOS or Android App be available?
No. Workouts will play on mobile devices via a browser.

Will the workouts be available on ITunes, Amazon Prime etc.?
No. They will only be available to Club members on Team Beachbody - Click here to SIGN UP!

Will the workouts be available to download and watch offline?
No. An internet connection will be required to stream workouts.

Will Flash Player be required to play a workout?
No. Flash will not be required to play a workout.

Will Silverlight be required to play a workout?
No. Silverlight will not be required to play a workout

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

No time to cook

Your healthy guide to eating out

     One of the guides I just read thru  inside of my Insanity Max 30 "No time to cook" takes the stress out of eating while your out. It happens to us all, you get stuck out all day, and dining out is an easy solution.

     This guide is extremely helpful because it gives you options that wont set you back too bad on your diet, or "clean eating" track. Knowing what options you have ahead of time can be helpful and reduce the damage to any progress you've made thus far.Many of the fast food chains are starting to get healthy by offering healthier menus options and adding nutritional information to menus.

 Here are a few good pointers if your out there and have no other option than to eat fast food:
      Skip the sodas and juices. This should be priority #1. Majority of the fast food chains will substitute your beverage with water, black coffee or tea.
     Skip the FREE food. Send it back. You didn't order it, so don't eat it! Bread chips, pretzels, etc may be free for your wallet but not free of calories. 

     DON'T supersize anything. Portion sizes have gotten increasingly large over the years.
     Pass on the condiments. mayo, tartar sauce, ranch etc These add a bunch of calories that aren't too healthy. Although mustard is always a good healthy option. Not the best of condiments in my opinion but it's only 0 calories. I often keep packets in my camelback or weight vest. I found out these work wonders for cramping when i ran Spartan Beast in South carolina. 
     Always get some form of fruits and vegetables. The fresher than better. ie apple pie is not what i mean, opt for the apple slices. Most of the places out there all have some type of fruit or salad, or you can always just stop at a store nearby.

OR you can just always bring a packet or two of Shakeology with you and you won't have to be faced with these difficult temptations later on.

30 minutes. INSANE results.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Masters of all Terrain - 50 mile Ultra Marathon

Masters Of All Terrain
December 6, 2014
Ultra Marathon 50 miles (actually 52+ miles) 

 Let me start off by saying this, this race humbled me. It was a great event. The location of the race was held at an abandoned airfield in Mt. Dora, Florida. The weather was perfect, it did wind up raining for a bit but I didn't mind it too much because it cooled me off and didn't last very long. There were several events that went on that day. A 5 miler race, a half marathon 13.1 miles, marathon 26.2 miles, a 50k equaling 32+ miles, and the ultra marathon 52+ miles.  Initially i signed up to participate in this event because I plan on competing in the T3 - Tough Training Trials on December 13th. (Click here for T3Training Blog) As an affiliate event, one of the bonuses offered for participants of the T3 is the opportunity to do the T3 "ruckless" upon completion of rucking the 50 mile Masters of all Terrain Ultra Marathon. I figured i would take my chances. I mean, why not right? The T3 is sure to be a difficult event, very physically demanding, and anything I can do to make it somewhat easier I'd take that chance. So i signed up. Not really paying any attention to the fact that an ultra is 50 miles long. I am gonna be honest, to say I was nervous is a huge understatement. I have never ran that distance before, nor have I trained for a distance that long. 

Nicholas Johnson along with the rest of the staff at Masters Of All Terrain are awesome. They put on a very impressive event. Usually with these OCR's there's always something that's off. Some events more so than others. This specific day I couldn't find anything to complain about.   The course was marked out perfectly. There was no confusion, signs were all clear and course markings were noticeable enough not to be turned in the wrong direction. The water stations were perfectly placed and fully stocked with not only water, but electrolytes, saltine crackers, animal crackers, pretzels, bananas and a bunch more. The volunteers all kicked ass too. they were supportive encouraging, and knowledgeable about the event, the course and everything else. Kickass a+ double marthon if i ever seen one.

Masters of All Terrain Race DirectorNicholas Johnson
      We intended on starting off lap 1 at around midnight. We didn't actually go off until 1am. Neil Liz and I strapped on our gear, and stepped out onto the course with a light jog for about the first 2 - 2 1/2 miles until we caught up with Randolph. Then led a pretty steady marching pace of 11min miles after that. We setup all the water stations along the way to help out on the course and we bombarded by the sounds of baboons gators owls panthers and whatever the heck else was out there that we just couldn't see. So that was probably motivation enough to keep a good pep on our steps along the way. The terrain was pretty good at most parts until we reached a sign saying- "Your going the wrong way. Turn around." It was a street sign not a course marking but you could clearly see the course marking leading us down this horribly dark path that will forever be remembered to some of us as Hell Miles. Miles 7.5 - 10. Being the first set of people to actually set foot on this terrain for this event, it was difficult to say the least. The grass was still raised, and thick I fell into a huge pothole that my headlamp failed to illuminate almost impaling myself with my regiment flag. It didn't make it any better that we were surrounded by this high brush that clouded any moonlight helping us see and swallowing the light from our headlamps. Every step was work because the grass seemed to be holding your feet back trying to prevent you from going any further. And the distance, wow. It seemed like it took forever to get thru that. After we broke thru it was smooth snailing after that between mile 10-12. We reach mile marker 12 & we confidently tell eachother we did it just another couple minutes and we finished the first lap! Huh. Thats what we thought.. no way in HELL that after mile marker 12, it was only 1.1 miles to the finish line! I call bullcrap on that for real! It must have took us a good 20 minutes of saying "the landing strip should be around this corner", only to be severely disappointed. Either way lap 1 was done in 3:48. Lap 2 and 3 were smooth enough the sun started coming out about the middle of lap 2 and the racers had already started on the course. We were flooded by love and words of encouragement by just about everyone that passed by which was awesome. You gotta love the OCR community. By the end of lap 3 I struggled over to my tent, went to change my sneakers to my Reebok All Terrain Supers which I left out to dry after lap 2. As soon as i took my Vibrams off to change my sneakers, I noticed how swollen my feet were, and how many blisters i had on my legs from rucking thru so many ant hills. they tore my legs up and i had a pretty bad allergic reaction. My knees were swollen mainly because they weren't used to those types of distances and carrying that much weight for so long. Also I noticed what WASN'T in the tent. Neil Murphy. Thinking to myself man he is still out there doing his thing, I can't let my group down. I have traveled all this way, and no matter what happens I will still be in pain tomorrow, so why not have something to talk about. I'm not going to stop until I get what I came for. My sponsor gave me words of encouragement before I left

and also upped the anty by telling me that IF I complete this event, then he will not only pay for my registration, but he will also donate for every mile completed to the charity he knows i am a supporter of. Aids Awareness. #OneStepForRED That was definitely my biggest motivation to look beyond my pain and STFU and getter done.  I sucked it up and got back out on the course. I knew i would more than likely be one of the last ones out there but i didn't care. I wasnt gonna stop. There's no quit in me. I swallowed all my pain and worries and relied solely on will power and determination to get me thru the last lap. I drowned out all the sounds around me and fully engulfed myself in my music. I can go on and on about how a million things went thru my head on this last lap, even the questioning of life itself, but I'll spare you guys the details HAHA I traversed thru terrain that has became all too familiar for me by that time, and by every ounce of heart I pulled thru it to the end.  It was an amazing feeling coming around that last turn and still seeing lights out on the course and seeing that no one left me.. Yea that went thru my head as well.  I was greeted by Neil right before the finish line and he notified me that we were the only 2 in the ruck division to finish, I was like WHAT??!! that was cool. Like I said tho all in all a great event, a great cause i ran for, and happy to have completed it.

Would i receomend it to anyone? Hellz yea. and i have.

Would i do it again? ...It kicked my butt in all the best ways. But yes definitely 

PS for those asking me about #onestep4red as far as i know december 7th was the last day to donate to that specific charity. also nike plus has also stopped matching 4cents per mile for donations. but there are tons of other ones out there! #spreadtheword #gettested #aidsawareness #turnyourmilesred 

Monday, December 1, 2014

BeachBody Challenge Daily Winner! $500.00

     Special shoutout to my bro Charlie Castro for successfully completing his P90x3 Beachbody Challenge and winning $500.00! I remember a while back talking to him about OCR (obstacle course racing) and him showing interest, saying how he wants to do it one day. Don't talk about it, BE ABOUT IT!!

-- Challenge Accepted --

      Not only was my challenge to him accepted, but he wanted to start off BIG. He brought his desires to life and signed up for a Super Spartan Race in New York. Talk about GO BIG OR GO HOME! For your first OCR, diving right into a spartan race, let alone a 'super' is no easy task and not for the weak of heart. He had a couple months before his race so i figured why not introduce him to Team Dynasty OCRChallenge 
where he can train and improve his nutrition and earn a chance to win a FREE RACE, one that was hopefully sooner than the months he had to wait for his spartan. Of course, he accepted that challenge as well and decided to try out P90x3 along with Shakeology®. He started off strong and never let up. His results were phenominal, he dedicated his time daily to improving his stamina,strength, speed and endurance and pushed play on every workout. He crushed every challenge i laid out for him in our private fitness group and never flinched when i would throw him extra surprise challenges. No matter what he did his workout and even joined us via skype for fitclub at
I was happy when i found out he was coming out here to Florida, and i figured what better way to put all this training into effect than to run elite. 

     He cashed in his FREE RACE to Armageddon Ambush-The Extreme Mud Run and got him to not only run elite with us but to also help out with our Team run where he helped people get thru obstacles and just looked like a straight up vet on the course. When everyone on the course was struggling to get up that warped wall, i watched this guy #DigDeep and sprint up almost effortlessly.
      I was sold after that. This guys a beast, and its no surprise that Team Beachbody is recognizing him for all his hard work and success. He has competed in the Z run after that, and has finished his Spartan Race Super as well. Congratulations Charlie. I honestly hope you don't stop anytime time soon because you are a force and i cant wait to see what waves you gonna make in the 2015 OCR season. Glad to know you, and to have you a part of our team. Keep going strong and keep leading by example! Your percistence paid off and your passion for health and fitness is inspiring SO SHARE IT!!

 #TeamDynastyOCR #BeachBody #Coach #ILoveMyJob #BeachBodyChallenge#P90x3 #Shakeology #OCRchallenge #TrainMean #EatClean #ChangeLives#IwannaHelpYou

Friday, November 28, 2014

T3 - BUD/S Edition with BattleFrog

Team Regiment
A little back story...Soo as some of you may know for the past year almost on & off I have been training with Neil Murphy - Founder of Regiment Running group. I met Neil last year searching around for a Spartan Race Championship viewing party. The Spartan Race website suggested several locations  for viewings in my area and it just so happened his was the closest one.
     Not knowing too much of what to expect I showed up. I'm thinking along the lines of maybe a bar or restaurant, with a whole bunch of loud, beer drinking, shot chasing,  MUDRUNFUN OCR-junkies. What I got instead was soo much more magical and the start of new long- lasting friendships and a breakthrough in the plateau I have reached in my training.  I live exactly 2.37 miles away from where this viewing party was to be hosted so I figured it would be good if I ran there and get a little cardio in before the festivities. I strapped on my ipod, gps and left. The GPS brought me to a Neighborhood REC center and I see a group of guys standing there one of which is Neil holding a Team Regiment flag. I immediately recognized him from previous races I've attended and images of him passing by me at the Superhero Scramble in Clermont 2013 flashed in my head.  Now we had spoke briefly on Facebook and he came right up to me and greeted me, and nonchalantly said I hope your ready. (never forget that).. I scoffed it off a little and said something along the lines of BRING IT ON! Meanwhile thinking sheesh, I can handle whatever you guys dish out.... NOOBS.. LOL   Boy was I in for a treat because this wasn't only just a viewing party where we get together and hang out, this was a T2 Training session.

 I was introduced to a new world of  "suck" 

     Thinking, man I'm a Beachbody Coach. I live and breathe health & fitness. I DO this... whats the worst that could happen? We started off with water PT. Now as simple as that sounds, I assure you, it's not. At least for me it wasn't. I have never (then) incorparated ANY type of water exercise into my workout regiment. So I went into it too cocky and exerted an enormous amount of energy in the water. A lesson you would think was learned from my race at theClermont Intimidator 2013
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     Straight after the water PT, we went for an OCR themed run around the neighborhood doing various forms of PT along the way. All in all I had a good experience, met some great friends, and was the start of a new variation to my fitness journey. From then on I would join RR for weekly training sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. These workouts consist of everything from sprint training, to mock OCR runs, distance runs, rucking, walking, burpees, lunges etc.. Recently The 407 Fitclub has teamed up with Team Regiment  to not only provide a variation in workout routines, but to also introduce its members to the beautiful world of OCR (obstacle course racing) , Rucking, and so much more.

     With that being said, I now come to the point of this blog. The T3 - Tough Training Trails  BUD/S Edition with BattleFrog. Details, hopes and fears, my training leading up to this event, challenges, and my favorite aspects of the race.

Details - The T3 is a 10-12 hour, 16 mile team-building ruck, swim, and obstacle run event that is divided into five themed laps that train, test and challenge every part of your mind and body. Laps are designed to test every aspect of endurance such that the next lap is strategically the hardest thing you can endure. This event is designed to prepare you for big events like GORUCK, Spartan UltraBeast, World's Toughest Mudder and other high-caliber events out there. T3 enlisted will engage in pre-game challenges and challenges within the T3 to earn what are called burpee points. If you aren't familiar with this system, check out the description on the team website: 
Those who make it to the end (people have quit on many occasions) will receive the coveted red R patch and the rare honor that only the elite get to share in Team Regiment.

RUCKING -  Blah Blah Blah carry heavy crap Blah Blah Blah long stupid distances Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah.Definition provided by my sucky experiences so far.

     Training for the T3 - To be completely honest i have no idea what to do to train for this event. Which may have its benefits because I am just winding up doing a little of it all. Only difference is now I wear a weighted vest for about 75 - 80% of my workouts to embrace the suck so to speak of rucking. 

          I've been pretty much sticking to what I know works. If it aint broke don't fix it right? Im still doing trail running whenever possible, along with
P90x3 -  Trainer Tony Horton took everything he learned from P90X® and P90X2®, coupled it with new science that shows intense 30-minute workouts can get you in better shape faster, and slammed it all into overdrive.
The result? Short, targeted, intense workouts that take just 30 minutes—but leave you looking like you've been tearing it up in the gym all day, every day.

P90x2 -  P90X2  continues the Muscle Confusion with the latest cutting-edge training technique used by pro sports trainers. Twelve workouts help you focus on your abs/core, powerful athletic function, and lightning-bolt agility. Expect to chisel your body and virtually blast right through your plateaus.

Body Beast -  Body Beast™  includes 12 body-bulking workouts that'll have you grunting, cursing, and begging for mercy. Also included is an in-depth nutrition plan that'll teach you how to eat right to get big and incorporate the supplements you need to get massive. Trainer Sagi Kalev combines cutting-edge muscle growth science with years of personal trial and error to create a system that delivers results beyond what you ever imagined possible.

Insanity -  INSANITY  10 insane workouts that incorporate plyometric drills and intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. No weights or equipment, just Shakeology to fuel your body and long bursts of maximum intensity and short periods of rest that challenge your body to be its most efficient ever. Dig deep and push past your limits.
                                                 and of course, my favorite GOTO program

Insanity: The Asylum -  Shaun T developed these 6 intense workouts based on elite athletic training. You'll drill intensely to improve your speed, coordination, agility, and strength. So on game day, you'll have the unbeatable athletic edge.

      30 minutes. INSANE results.
     I throw a little something extra into the mix every once in a while to mix it up. I can't forget to include whatever we wind up doing in Fitclub and Regiment Running group. Oh yeah - Burpees... lots of them. Burpee pullups, pushups planks,  any calisthenic I can think of I try to incorporate it into my schedule. 
     To intensify these programs i have been completing them using a ZFO 60lb.  adjustable weight vest. (highest i worked out with is 35)

Here's a little video compilation of the various program I've been working on from my youtube channel, Dont forget to subscribe!

               Nutrition - I fuel my body everyday with Shakeology. I consume about a gallon a day of water, and try to the best of my ability to follow a clean eating profile. It's not always easy, in fact it's my biggest weakness, but a positive attitude and taking it day by day is what keeps me on course.

Simple and Easy to follow meal plans available. Click here to get started on your FREE Team Beachbody Membership!

Battlefrog BUDS Instructors/ T3 Cadres - I Don't really know too much about who we will have at this event. Haven't heard too much about it but I will share what I have heard so far.

***Copied from Regiment Running T3 Live Update page*** >>>>LINK HERE<<<<        
An introduction to one of your BUD/s instructors

In the spirit of this event being BattleFrog themed, it is highly recommended that the class 
watch the six part series documenting BUD/s.  In fact... if you watch the episode on hell 
Take the OCR Challenge and see how you could earn a FREE Race!
week, you'll notice one of the instructors is 
absolutely tearing apart a team for a loose
 boot strap.  That chipper, happy instructor 
is instructor Mike.  That, my friends, is one 
of the two instructors that will be administering
 your lessons learned on your fateful day
 in December.  Have fun.

  Part 4  |  Part 5  |  Part 6
EDIT:  There is a shorter video summarizing
 In it you get to hear more 
of your instructor, Mike G.

Hmmmm.... Not really sure how I feel about
 that... Im just going leave that one alone just 
incase Mr. Mike G stumbles across this blog
 before the event takes place lol. Doesnt 
seem like the kind of guy you want on your butt hounding you at an event like this.. Hell anywhere. Just think,
 that was just a boot strap.... 

      One thing that I personally like, that separates this event from any other I have ever done is the Pre-race Challenges. I enjoy the fact that you get a hell of alot more than just a couple hours worth of  "event". Now although I'm sure there are other events out there that do this as well, this is the first I have seen.There are challenges that can be done prior to the day of the event that can greatly alter your fate on that day. It test' your commitment to the event itself. It shows you who the TRUE team players are within the registrants, who can be relied on, where your teammates strengths/weaknesses lie, and it weeds out the potential bad apples that will do more harm to the team progress than help. I have never participated in events that do this, and it is what primarily peaked my interest in the T3. Now that I said that lets get into a bit more depth of these challenges.the perks, good & bad, and what my thoughts are on the overseeing process of it.
One of the challenges was to spell out a word..... in miles......     IMPOSSIBILITIES 

All the "challenges" can be found on the Regiment Running website and ONLY on that site. Genius really. Not only does it produce a steady daily flow of traffic to the site/blog from registrants seeking extra  *Burpee Points*  but also other people who are considering the event or heard about it etc. If you don't want to do a crap load of pt, or want to be able to unlock perks, disable perks, whatever the reason,  you will more than likely find yourself on this website at least 5 - 10 a day.
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The Perks


    The perks pretty much speak for themselves. In order to unlock a good perk, or remove a bad perk, then you must complete "challenges" to aquire "burpee points".  Another cool thing is burpee points can also be aquired by participating in affiliate events, or having some type of  RR paraphanelia at an event.  Which BTW on that subject is the ONLY reason why I am taking my chances at MOAT 52 miler. for a chance to run the T3 Ruckless** <blog on that after Dec. 6th>


         Alright on some of the challenges you have the chance to remove one random bad perk. hmmm... Thats my only Real problem. I mean what is random? under who's definition are we going by? who verifies the true randomness? and if nobody is there to actually witness that it is random, then is it truly random?? I don't know, but let me give you and idea of what I mean. lol

        Here is a video the challengers receive after a job well done

     Call me paranoid, but if I held an event, and promoted from the start that the participants will be lifting something "stupid heavy"  then I would do anything in my power to make sure that obstacle stays in the event... who knows, if I rolled the dice first time around on a perk that I didnt want eliminated I could always just re-record lmaoo..
Well guys that all for now calling it a night. wish me luck!!!

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**********I've been asked several times, "why is this so important to you?" or why do you feel the NEED to put yourself thru this... Ironically the answer is simple enough. Because I can and I will. You know, the whole ready, willing and able mantra. Test my limits. see my breaking points, find out where I need improvement, become better than I was the day before... It's not that I feel the NEED persay, I guess it's just that I KNOW neil. I Know he will try everything in his power along with the Battlefrog Cadres to try to break us. It's not everyday you get an opportunity like this to test all your training, your dedication and passion, your heart. Plus only 55 bucks for a days worth of kickass PT with Navy Seal Cadres?! PT in the SAND?? IT DOESNT GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT FOR CIVILIANS LOL -- What?? I'll take that opportunity. Win lose or draw the experience alone is another page in the books... Im coming home with a patch. The only person who can stop that from happening is me.... so I guess thats where my TRUE battle will lie.

OH YEA BTW NEIL MURPHY ILL TAKE MY +4 now please and thank you :)

******SPOT RESERVED FOR T3 POST RACE REVIEW******* update after December 13th