This is what drives me everyday I wake up… Determined to be the best me that I can be and do what I need to do to make that happen. You all have an admirer out there. People call them haters, but I don’t. People aren’t attracted to things they like, they are attracted to to things that interest them, whether it be good or bad. Make them admire you, and leave them in the dust by being the best you. With that in mind, you cannot lose!!! #getript #getthoseresult #hardwork #dedication #focus
This from back day last week. Lat Pulldown superset with Standing Straight-Arm Pulldown. This is done for 4 sets. When pulling down, contract the lats (muscle directly underneath the armpits going towards your back. The lats are underdeveloped on most people, an is a key to developing more strength in the bench press. It aids in the push past the sticking point, where most people have the issue pushing the weight back up.
These Tupperware’s are great!!! They allow you to separate your foods so everything doesn’t get mixed together.
After a brutal day of leg work, I finished off with abs. I’ve been focusing on increasing core strength with ab exercises that have a large range of motion, such as this hanging leg raise with rotation. I did 4 sets of these doing about 6 rotations. On the last set, I did a rest-pause for 15 seconds, and tried to squeak out as many as I could till my grip gave out, then moved on to another ab exercise. When it starts to get tough, that’s when you have to turn your beast mode on and go hard!!! #gohard #beastmode #getript #getthatwork #getrightforlife #playnogames #FOCUS
Eat big to get big!!! So I’ve been losing a good amount of body fat and there has been some calorie restriction to get there. But to make sure I have enough calories for my workouts, I gotta eat big during the early parts of the day. I get my workout in on my lunch break so the timing of meals are key. Oatmeal is a great source of proteins and carbs, an excellent fiber source and will keep you feeling full for a long time. To get some healthy fats in there, I add some trail mix that has almonds in there. I have quite a bit of a sweet tooth so I add some organic stevia and some cinnamon for flavor. Gotta hit the daily fruit requirement so I get one of the best ones out there, grapefruit. So many benefits associated with it. #ruffincpt #getript #eatbigandeatright #dontcheatyourself #noshortcuts #hardworkpaysoff
Workout gear: One thing that is hard for me to do is not having any music to workout to. The music in most gyms are either playing Pop 40 or Disney Channel on XM radio.
These are the Tones Bluetooth wireless headphones by LG. They have a module that the wires are attached to which houses all of the circuitry. That part rests comfortably around the neck. The wires are attached to the earbuds which come with several different sizes of tips for your desired comfort level. They are water resistant, meaning they will withstand any kind of sweat (which you should be doing) but they are not water proof, so you can’t get in the shower with them.
They offer great sound quality for a wireless headphone (yeah, sounds pretty hard to believe, but I’m a believer…now.) The battery life is decent offering 15 hours play time, and 3 days standby when not in use. They come with a charger to charge the unit when the battery is low and the charge is pretty quick. The only caveat: if your forget to charge them and your battery is low, you’ll have no music to listen to (unless you have a spare set of wired headphones.)
Working out with them is a joy because everyone who goes to the gym knows about the problem of working out with wired headphones. The wire is ALWAYS IN THE DAM WAY!!! Other than remembering to charge them, I give these a 8.5 out of 10.
When you eat clean, you get lean!!
#cleaneating #getript #eatright #yourdietmaybekillingyou
This is what my groceries consist of and I still didn’t get everything I needed. I’ve been buying breakfast and lunch for a couple weeks and not preparing what I need but that’s over. Everything here is real food and will be prepped to be made to last until Wednesday, and I will make more on Wednesday night to last until Saturday. Preparation and organization are the keys to success. #getript #prepforsuccess #dotherightthing #eattolive #dontlivetoeat
About to meet with a new client. If your TRAINER doesn’t have a clipboard writing down your progress, you need a new trainer. They should always reassess your posture, strength and goals. That’s not your job, it’s theirs!! #nasmcertified #trackthoseresults #reachyourlegendstatus #getript #ruffinittraining
Eat clean and train dirty!! This is salmon over a bed of Asian salad consisting of English cucumbers, Asian pears, bell peppers, bean sprouts, spinach, tomatoes and scallions. Make your own dressing for your salad. Mine was made with olive oil, soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar sesame oil, a squeeze of mandarin oranges, salt and minced ginger and whisked together. It’s rumored that eating carbs at night messes with your HGH levels, so this meal is perfect. Don’t just eat for that quick weight loss, eat as if your life depended on it, because it does!! #absaremadeinthekitchen #youcandoit #bestronger #bebetter #itsnevertoolate #itwillgeteasier #challengeyourself