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The Sports Show to Change the World


The ski season is ON! It just dumped 4 feet of fresh near Sugar Bowl and Halloween is next week!
We are stoked! This is the Sizzle reel for ESPN and the Discovery Channel to hopefully fight over and help us to get the message out.

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Having fun with friends and getting advice from pros is what we love!

Best Pull-Up, Chin-Up Exercise


Soccer players and skiers need The Best Pull-Up, Chin-Up Exercise. So do skeet-shooters.
If you do your chin-ups slowly and when you reach the top of your pull, bring up your knees to your chest, you will feel it. You will feel like you are exerting yourself way more than by just doing a normal chin-up. You will be throwing in your core. This saves time and increases stamina and makes people want to put $5 bills in your bathing suit rather than the usual $1 that other people get.
Have fun with this. Do 3 sets of your max and keep track of how many more you can do every time you do it.

tweet and share this. I can’t promise you but there is the possibility of soccer players and skiers sending you $5 bills in the mail after you do tweet, share and “like” this post. What the heck. Try it!

Chin-ups for big hucks!

Chin-ups for big hucks!

This pic is of Aurelien Ducroz hucking at Kirkwood. He shreds on the Freeride World Tour and he is a champion sailor. Check out his site!

Soccer Player Success Isaac Camaro


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.

Soccer Player and Skier-Killer Core Workout


Soccer Players and Skiers aren’t the only ones to benefit from this Killer, Core Workout! I title these posts with “Soccer Player and Skier” for good S.E.O. tactics. So if you are a ping-pong player, you can do this exercise and start improving your backhand, too. Dan Pierce at Full Throttle Fitness delivers core workouts that include these exercises on a regular basis. If you can’t make it to his gym, you can pick cool stuff up here.


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Skier, Soccer Player- Killer Core Workout!

Killer Hamstring Stretch


This Hamstring Stretch will prevent a big pain in the @$$. Soccer players and skiers aren’t the only ones that can benefit from these.

avoid being a big pain in the @$$! -Tweet and share this please!


Soccer Fitness- Don’t Let the Bald-Spot Fool You!


This is a new type of post. No video, but a huge reality check- for me anyway. This may get your attention too.

There has been an annoying thing said that I hear from time to time that sounds something like, “I don’t know if I can handle that (physical exercise) like I used to. I’m not that young anymore.”

First off, age has little, if nothing to do with fitness. That comment, noted above is a frikkin excuse for out-of-shape people. It lets them off the hook for not being fit. for after all, they can’t do anything about their age.
I want to give huge shout-outs to some peeps who are killing it with fitness and who are well beyond their twenties. Susan Davis and Debbie Stevens. They are over 30 and they are making huge progress with changing their health and fitness and doing what others are unwilling to do. They have blogs with information to inspire and tools to use to get you looking and feeling like you want to. They take away excuses too so beware. Don’t go to their sites if you think that because you aren’t 25 anymore, you can’t be in shape. Check out their stuff.

Next shout-outs: My brothers on the pitch in El Dorado Hills on Sunday morning. The best players out there are the ones with the salt-and pepper, receding hairlines. You know who you are. You are the ones who make me do that extra squat and sit-up so that I can get closer to scoring on you next weekend.

Thanks for not slipping away like so many other people who graduated the same year in high school as you. You keep the bar high and us “younger-old-dudes” honest and on our game.

Guess who this is a picture of. If you get it right OR you inspire laughter and creativity, I will share your content on Twitter and Facebook everyday for a week and I might even send you a copy of Crush It. Inspire us.

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Killer Core Exercise Ala Laird Hamilton


Laird Hamilton is one of the best athletes of our time and a true pioneer of surfing. He taught me a great core exercise that is crucial to do in all sports- soccer and skiing or foos-ball, You need this exercise. Plus, there is a bonus, free exercise thrown in at the end pioneered by my buddy Mark McDonald that will take you to the next level.


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Would you exercise like a guy who rides waves like this?

Summer Health and Fitness


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.


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

Soccer Fitness For the Over-30 Crowd


Your body can handle more than you think it can. Three soccer games in a day? What, even four? Well, 25 minute halves help a bit but 100 degree weather does not. Two teams: Bootie Pop and No Talent Clowns dominated the fields on Saturday the 24th of July in Truckee, CA. Despite the unusual names, their shots hit their targets during the annual adult soccer tournament. Bootie Pop won all three games. No Talent Clowns came up with Three wins and a tie. Here are huge tips to remember for an all-day soccer event:

1. Don’t drink heavily the night before. Oops! well lets think of four new tips.

2. Don’t drink beer during or between games. Oops! well lets continue to brainstorm… You will get quality tips after the video.

3. Hydration be prepared with a minimum of a gallon of water to kill throughout the day and pre-hydration in the morning.

4.Electrolytes. Water is not enough.  Grapes, Bananas, Gatorade, Oranges. Your body loses more than water. Put it back or your legs will stop moving.

5. Don’t have a big lunch. It will kill the rest of your day and you will feel sluggish. Eat carbs and protein continually through the day with a moderate lunch and your energy level will sustain.

6. Let the ball do the work. If you just try and make runs all day and forget the give-and-go passing, you will burn out. You have to play smart and pass off. If you forget this, you will loose steam and lag later in the day.

7. Your body can handle more than you think it can. Push it but be prepared with hydration and nutrition.

8. Pass this on.  Tweet and share on Facebook and join us next year. Awesome times!


Champions are made on the pitch. Bootie Pop!