January 2013 - X-Gains

Monthly archive for January2013

Seal Grip

  I’ve been working out for over 15 years now and the best advice I’ve ever gotten came from a Christmas present my brother-in-law gave me. My brother-in-law was a cadet at the Naval Academy when he came across a Navy Seal Training Book. Really it was a…

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Alejandro’s Favorite Chicken

So, here is the easiest (and most loved) weeknight meal at our house.  Our son Alejandro is a pretty picky eater, but he sure loves pasta, chicken, and bread.  His favorite restaurant is Carrabba’s because of its pasta, chicken, and bread! The boy would be…

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Are you sick…or just not 100%?

ARE YOU SICK…OR JUST NOT 100%? NOT FEELING 100% Let me preface this post with an FYI – since the age of 13 I’ve been very serious about working out.  So, serious that I’ve worked out, and still do workout, when I am clinically “sick”. …

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Fighting The Cuba Effect (a.k.a. Finding Motivation)

    THE CUBA EFFECT – MOTIVATION…? So, the other 2/3’s of my immediate family is coming back from Cuba today and it got me thinking – I never finished my initial Cuba post. Cuba is a very tricky and sensitive subject, one that has…

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IF you’re going to cheat – CHEAT BIG!

Losing weight is not about eating perfect 100%…the truth is, and don’t share this with everyone, especially if they relapse easily, losing weight and being fit is all about eating right 80% of the time. So, if you’re going to cheat, CHEAT! I mean go…

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We all have amigo’s…but not a true Amiigo!

So, I just got an e-mail from my dear friend again (the one that keeps me informed of all things design + future) and I had to stop what I was doing to actually post this ASAP! As you guys might have read in other…

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Mr.R’s Invite | The Accidental Mrs. Is One Lucky Girl!

So, Mr. R and The Accidental Mrs. are doing us a huge favor today – babysitting the boys so we can go RISE UP at the Falcon’s Playoff game today!  We’ll be at The Dome (with my crazy brother-in-law and all is fantastic friends) bright and…

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The $30 Total Body Transformation, PHASE 1

A.K.A. – The Total-Body Pull-Up Routine Its here! The first X-Gains Original Workout Routine…Phase 1 (of 3) is anyways. This plan comes from my over 15 years of exercise experience + my recent total-body transformation via the P90X + P90X2 workout routines. AND ALL YOU…

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The $30 Total Body Transformation

The other day a friend of mine asked me for a custom workout plan but prefaced the request with, “I only have $30 to spend on equipment”…and so this plan was born. So, what do you do with $30 dollars that can change your life?…

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Cuban Picadillo

This recipe is a staple dish in Cuban cuisine – Picadillo.  It only takes about 30 minutes to prep and cook.  I have adapted this version from the classic Nitza Villapol Cuban recipe collection.  My Mom has always used this recipe and her copy of…

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