Over Weight

I get even more motivated to share my my weight loss/fat loss and health improvements when I read things like this. When 40% of men were overweight and 35% of men were obese. They estimate that 30% of women were overweight and 37% were obese.

I refuse to believe that you can’t do it. There is no such thing as, I Can’t. You either choose to do it or not. I’m 42 years old and in the last 6 months I have lost 25lbs and 14% body fat.

Can you imagine how amazing you would feel if you lost 10, 20 or even 25 pounds? I can tell you from my experience that you will feel amazing!

You CAN Do It!!!


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What is your health worth to you?

Are you looking for:
• better respiration and circulation
• decreased joint stiffness and pain
• decreased allergy symptoms
• natural increased energy
• increased visual clarity
• better sleep
• hydration

Many people are looking for all these things. We talk about knowing what to do, however we never follow through. If you need some guidance as to how to get started towards better health, give me a call here at MVP Performance Training. 971-241-7182

Once you’ve made the decision, there are some basic recommendations I will usually make.
• See your doctor and have your blood tested. Knowing where your deficiencies are make decision making a lot easier.
• whether you train at MVP or another gym, make sure you’re taken through a thorough health history and movement screen.

Everyone has opinions, and is an expert for that matter, as to what nutritional and exercise program is best. The problem is they really don’t know, they’re just guessing.

Having detailed blood work done and being run through a thorough health history and functional movement screen, Will inshore a sound program is designed to meet your specific needs.

No one can put a price on health. Too many people take it for granted and then one day it’s gone. In my opinion I will do and pay whatever it takes to live a healthy, active lifestyle and model it for my kids and family.

If you need some guidance as to how to get started towards better health, give me a call here at MVP Performance Training. 971-241-7182

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Several people have asked where my recent progress has taken me.  I also wrote about My Journey and my initial progress.  Just like anyone, I have my ups and downs. We had my family in town and then back to back birthday weekends.  Food, food and more food is what it felt like.  Over the last 5 months, even with these obstacles, I have managed to stay on track.  I’ve not only met my goals, but I have reset goals and attained those goals.  I’ve said it many times over the years and a ton lately, We never plan to fail, we just fail to plan.

This week I weighed 181 pounds, down from 210 lbs on December 30th, 2014. Also important to me was keeping my strength up, which I have continued to do.  I’m looking forward to this summer.  I have some pretty lofty training goals and am excited to train with some of my boys at MVP Performance Training.

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Setbacks happen, but you only get derailed if you don’t have a plan. I’ve said this many times and I talk to clients on a regular basis, we never plan to fail, we just build a plan.

If you want to get better at something you have to measure it. In the same conversations I have with clients, we talk about goalsetting. You can use whatever form of goalsetting you want, but the goal has to be specific, measurable, and there has to be an end date.

Two of my favorite sayings from Dan John are,

“If it’s important to you do it every day.” “If it’s not important to you, don’t do it.”


“The goal is to keep the goal, the goal.”

In simplistic terms you have to control the controllables. If things are outside of your control don’t worry about them. I know it sounds really simple, it is. We get bound up in so many insignificant things, that it consumes our lives.

Don’t let setbacks derail you. If you have a plan in place with specific goals, and accountability measures in place to help you control the controllables, success is yours.

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Peri-Workout Nutrition

There’s been much discussion lately regarding Peri-Workout Nutrition(Fueling the body during workouts). Fueling the body during the workout is not only essential, it works. We all know that there must be fuel in the tank to make the vehicle run. But what is the best option? There is no replacement for a sound nutrition plan. Depending on your goals, this will drive what you should eat, but you have to have a plan. My recent Journey has shed some light on my personal nutrition and how I respond. One of my main goals was to lose weight and body fat. A secondary goal was to stay strong or maintain and improve my strength. With this, my main meal became my dinner. Partly because we sit down as a family most nights and it is a good time to refuel and catch up with my girls. Through my plan, I avoided pastas and heavy carbs and went with more fruits and vegetables. However, if I knew I was going to have a tough or long workout, I would throw in some oatmeal or extra carbs for breakfast. In all my workouts, I use a Pre, Peri and Post Workout Drink. RipStix Supplements to be exact.


There are many reasons to use Pre, During and Post Workout Recovery Nutrition. A couple popular supplements are Beta-Alanine and L-Arginine. Beta-alanine helps to buffer acid in muscles, increase physical performance and can aid in lean mass gain. Beta-alanine is a building block of Carnosine. Carnosine in an anti-oxidant and anti-aging compound. Win-Win. It might give you a little tingling sensation after taking it, but it is harmless. L-Arginine is an essential amino acid that assists with blood flow and nitric oxide levels. Balance if you will. In simple terms, we need to Fuel and Refuel our bodies in order to maximize and attain our performance goals.

There are many workout nutrition options out there and you have to make sure they are reputable and have a quality track record. I’d even make sure they were pharmaceutical grade, like Zija Products. As I’ve mentioned, I use RipStix Supplements for my workout nutrition to fill in the gaps between my normal meals.

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The Rack Position

The Rack Position is an important position in our Athletic Development and Strength and Conditioning Programs. It is the receiving position in the Hang and Power Clean, we Push Press out of this position and we Squat in various ways out of this position. Maintaining proper body position and alignment is essential. Remember, Elbow and Wrist Position. We can train many different movements to enhance the Rack Position, which in turn enhances our overall development.
• Press – Barbell, Single Arm or Double Kettlebell/Dumbbell Press or Push Press
• Squat – Front Squat, Single Arm or Double Racked Kettlebell Front Squat
• Hang /Power Clean

Thank you to Ashton, Maria, Madalyn and Alivia for assisting me.

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1st Step

The first step is always difficult. Maybe you haven’t worked out in years or you just fell off the exercise wagon for a while and are trying to get back into it. But if you never make the choice to take the first step, progress can never occur. Youll still be sitting in the same place just wondering.

Here’s a few things to think about:
• find a workout buddy
• set a workout routine(Time, Location, etc)
• set small goals with an end date
• pick one thing at a time to change

Success of taking your first step is all about accountability and behavioral change.

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