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Pumpkin Walnut Protein Bread

Posted by VPX Sports on Jan 28, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Here’s a winter bread recipe that has an awesome ratio of nearly 2:1 protein to net carbs and is perfect way to start your morning! With slow digesting carbs, healthy fats, and a hefty dose of quality protein you don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying a slice (or two!) of this bread.

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Topics: recipes, muscle chef

Heavy Hittin' Bodybuilding Plan Week 17 | Total Body Heavy Takeover!

Posted by Team Xtreme on Jan 25, 2015 8:44:00 AM

Total Body Heavy Takeover!

Week 17 is going to be 3 different Total Body Heavy Weights Workouts (Dumbbells, Barbells, & Machines) designed to attack the whole body each workout! Your Goal is 3 Sets of 5-10 reps each exercise! You should be getting a tough burn at 5 reps and barely be able to make it to 10 reps. If 10 reps is easy then add heavier weights. If 5 reps are not at all possible then lighten the weights a bit. Goal is to shock the body into building more mass and kicking your own butt for this Week 17!

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Topics: muscle building, team xtreme, workouts

Heavy Hittin' Bodybuilding Plan Week 16 | Heavy Weight Mass & Horsepower

Posted by Team Xtreme on Jan 18, 2015 9:12:00 AM

Heavy Weight Mass & Horsepower!

Week 16 is going to be a Heavy Weights week designed to build mass, humongous strength, and explosive power! Your goal is 5 sets of 5-10 reps each exercise! You should be getting a tough burn at 5 reps and barely be able to make it to 10 reps. If 10 reps is easy then add heavier weights. If 5 reps are not at all possible then lighten the weights a bit. The goal is to build mass, increase strength, and maximize explosive power in Week 16!

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Topics: muscle building, team xtreme, workouts

What does it take to finish the Ultra Beast?

Posted by Team Xtreme on Jan 14, 2015 4:48:00 PM

The Spartan is responsible for some very tough events. The most popular may be the Beast, but there is a Spartan race that most average athletes do not even dare to start called the Ultra Beast. The 26+ mile race through the steepest mountains in Vermont with very challenging obstacles and cold temperatures makes this an exceptionally difficult race. Most competitors

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Topics: OCR, obstacle course racing, team xtreme

Heavy Hittin' Bodybuilding Plan Week 15 | Medium Weights – Annihilation!

Posted by Team Xtreme on Jan 11, 2015 9:09:00 AM

Medium Weights – Annihilation!

Week 15 is going to be a Medium Weights week geared for Annihilation! Your goal is 4 Circuits of 10-15 reps each exercise! You should be getting a tough burn at 10 reps and barely be able to make it to 15 reps. If 15 reps is easy then add heavier weights. If 10 reps are not at all possible then lighten the weights a bit. Goal is to get the heart pumping and muscles bursting during Week 15!

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Topics: muscle building, team xtreme, workouts

Heavy Hittin' Bodybuilding Plan Week 14 | Heavy Weights – Muscle Breakdown!

Posted by Team Xtreme on Jan 4, 2015 9:24:00 AM

Heavy Weights – Muscle Breakdown!

Week 14 is going to be a heavy weights week geared for muscle breakdown! Your goal is 5 sets of 5-10 reps each exercise! You should be getting a tough burn at 5 reps and barely be able to make it to 10 reps. If 10 reps is easy then add heavier weights. If 5 reps are not at all possible then lighten the weight a bit. The goal this week is to breakdown/focus on different body parts each day!

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Topics: muscle building, team xtreme, workouts

What is the Death Race? | In depth coverage | PART 3

Posted by Team Xtreme on Dec 31, 2014 5:33:00 PM

The Sprint Up

…As we approached the car, one of the EMTs we had seen throughout the race stepped out and told us the best news we had heard in 2 days: this was the turnaround point, and he thought it was the last challenge as well. He asked us a very thoughtful question to bring to Johnny in order to prove we made it all the way to the turnaround, which was to ask ourselves what we could do in the next 6 months to make a lasting change in our lives, using this incredible race experience as the leverage to do something great.

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Topics: motivation, OCR, obstacle course racing, team xtreme

What is the Death Race? | In depth coverage | PART 2

Posted by Team Xtreme on Dec 30, 2014 5:35:00 PM

The Sprint Down

…Each step landed with enough force to buckle my leg. Our rope-rung ladder design accomplished everything we needed (namely getting us on the course quickly), but unfortunately would not allow for the use of trekking poles that had been so crucial in helping us up and down this steep trail with the heavy team weight.

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Topics: motivation, OCR, obstacle course racing, team xtreme

What is the Death Race? | In depth coverage | PART 1

Posted by Team Xtreme on Dec 29, 2014 5:30:00 PM

BEFORE THE RACE

As with every Death Race, there are a variety of pre-race emails and instructions. Ours were as follows: 
  • Email a 50 word explanation about why you signed up for the Death Race
  • Email your own short definition of leverage
  • Get to know your teammates very well in as much detail as possible about their hopes/dreams/fears
  • Bring the following gear to the start line:
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Topics: motivation, OCR, obstacle course racing, team xtreme

Heavy Hittin' Bodybuilding Plan Week 13 | Lighten the Load!

Posted by Team Xtreme on Dec 28, 2014 8:53:00 AM

Light Weights – Lighten the Load!

Week 13 is going to be Light Weights to shock the system! Your goal is 3 circuits of 15-20 reps each exercise! You should be getting a tough burn at 15 reps and barely be able to make it to 20 reps. If 20 reps is easy then add heavier weights. If 15 reps are not at all possible then lighten the weight a bit. The plan this week is to shock the upper body then lower body followed by a day of rest finishing with upper & lower again!

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Topics: muscle building, team xtreme, workouts

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