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Brandi Chastain’s New Rules for Pro Soccer Series 4

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Brandi Chastain drops to killer advice for FIFA and UEFA people to chew on. Rule changes don’t come easy but when they involve goals and seeing if the ball crosses the line, there are millions of Euros hanging in the ballance. Here is what she says about the instant replay in soccer and changing the distance a defender needs to be from the ball on a free kick. Special thanks to Keith Thomas, AKA Mr. Truckee, for some “brass-tacks” soccer questions!





Share this with your team, your coach, your congressman and certainly all your followers on twitter and friends on facebook. We really appreciate you being here and you sharing and being super-cool!


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Rockin out with Brandi Chastain




Glad I had on my lucky shirt for quality programming.

Soccer Player Success Isaac Camaro

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Soccer Player, Isaac Camaro, was not born a badass. Badasses are MADE, not born and they are maintained, too. He tells you what to do as am member of the “over-30-with-kids-club,” to keep fit and agile on the field and feeling and performing your best. He also gives a diet tip that is simple and important to follow. Isaac is straight out of Folsom, not far from the prison walls. Consider this your “soccer-fitness-get-out-of-jail-free-card.” Look below for his Fish Taco recipe!


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Soccer Players Isaac Camaro and Pat McIntosh

Soccer Players Isaac Camaro and Pat McIntosh talk beer and fish tacos.




Isaac’s Badass Fish Taco Recipe


1 Prepare the salsa. Either use store bought or make your own.

2 Prepare the cabbage and avocado. Thinly slice cabbage. Put in a small serving bowl. Sprinkle with cider vinegar (about a Tbsp) and salt (about a tsp). Mix in the vinegar and salt. Peel avocado and remove seed. Chop and reserve for later.

3 Heat the tortillas. Unless you have made fresh tortillas from scratch, you will need to soften them somehow. One way to easily soften and heat a tortilla to simply heat it in the microwave for 20-25 seconds on high heat, on top of a napkin or paper towel to absorb the moisture that is released. We often will heat two tortillas at once in the microwave, heating them for a total of 40 seconds.

Another way is to heat a well seasoned (black) large cast iron skillet to medium heat. Add a teaspoon of oil to the pan or spread a half a teaspoon of butter on one side of one tortilla. Place tortilla in the pan (butter side down if you are using butter). As the tortilla sizzles, flip the tortilla with a spatula so that the other side gets some of the oil or butter from the pan. Continue to flip every 10-30 seconds until the tortillas begins to develop air pockets, about a minute. If the pan begins to smoke, lower the temperature. You can skip the butter or oil if you wish and just heat the tortillas up on the skillet without them. We have found that the flavor of packaged tortillas benefits from heating them with a bit of oil.

Remove the tortilla from the pan and place it folded on a plate. If the pan is large enough you can prepare two or more tortillas at once. Continue until all the tortillas (estimate 3 per person) are cooked. Set aside.

4 Cook the fish. (White fish) Soak the fish fillets in cold water for at least one minute. Pat dry with a paper towel. Heat a large stick-free skillet to medium high heat. Add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil to the skillet. Place fish on skillet. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the fillets. A thin fillet may take only one minute on each side to cook. A thicker fillet may take a couple of minutes. Fish should be still barely translucent when cooked. Break off a piece and test if you are not sure. Do not overcook the fish. Remove from pan when done to a separate plate. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

5 Assembly. I think tacos are best when you assemble them yourself. Place the plate of tortillas, the plate of fish, the salsa, the cabbage, and the avocados on the table and let everyone assemble their own.

Yield: Serves four.

Summer Health and Fitness

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Summer Health and Fitness? What the hell is that? It is easier for me to be on track with my fitness during other parts of the year. In a lot of ways, Summer has been riddled with trips, vacations, visits from family and all- around cool weirdness. Here is a way to not fight this fact and just be active. Plus, some life-saving tips at the end.





For the love of summer, please tweet and share this.


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If somebody points a finger at you, three of their fingers are pointing back at themselves.

Fitness Success for Slackers

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Fitness training if you are a slacker is never easy.  Fitness training for a busy person isn’t either. In fact, I think it is the same amount of difficulty. I think this because a busy person is really a slacker- only busier.  Busy people use the same excuses. All the excuses for not working out vary on the spectrum of, 
“… I didn’t have time…”


One huge difference between successful people and busy people is how they handle failure.


Quick explanation:


All people will fail. Successful people will get back on their horse quickly after falling off. Busy people will fill their time with less- productive activity and forget to manage themselves and create time to work-out, execute, market or do the daily thing they need to do.


Here is the nugget that successful people do and one that I am wrestling with right now.


Manage yourself so you can limit your failure-rate and get back up quickly when you fail by doing this:


Weekly planing night. Plan your week and post it and communicate it to your spouse or your pet if you aren’t married. This will create the foundation for accountability to happen.


That’s it. I said it. Do it or don’t do it. It is easy to do and not do.


We use Nextfit trainers to keep on track and they show up when we tell them to. You can find out how to bring the best trainers to your house by clicking the Nextfit banner on the top of this page.


This advice has and continues to make a difference for me. Please share it and tweet if you feel the same. Thanks for being here.


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What does this post have to do with Isaac from the Love Boat? I like Success and I like Isaac from the Love Boat.

Get Stoked!

There is so much going on right now that is positive. You don’t believe me? Well for one, if you are reading this, you don’t live in Haiti. That’s good. You can help people there by contributing to relief efforts too and that is hugely positive.
Without getting bogged down in day-to-day scheduled crap, you can pull your head out and see that there is plenty to be stoked about.




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Dude, Get stoked




Do you need help getting stoked and getting the feeling of a great workout and riding it out? Click on “Featured Awesomeness,” above.

Get Back Up and Get Going!

Life dishes out the hits. Walk it off and get back out there.

Life dishes out the hits. Walk it off and get back out there.

Life is great. Ya know, you get the crap beat out of you and you can decide what to do. You can stay down or you can get up.

Life dishes out the hits. and sends in the clouds for you to see the silver lining in them. Just 11 months ago I decided to not warm up enough before a soccer game. I was going hard from the whistle. I ran hard and stopped quick. SNAP! Life changed for a while.

Well the cadaver that gave me a ligament in my ACL surgery must have been a good soccer player when he was alive cause I got game still.

What I’m really most proud of is that I got up. I got back out there. I didn’t start playing too soon. I did a lot of rehab and rest but the stuff I am most stoked about is that I got up after being knocked down.

What ever has you down after a fall, shirk it off now and get yer @$$ back up! You will get charged up too!

Here is a little video to keep it real.

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