Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Last Tampa Workout Till Thanksgiving

Happy October 1st! Why not treat today as another New Year's Day? You can choose to make big changes starting now. You can change your life just as well today as on any day of the year.

This is my final day down in Florida. Time to head back to Toronto for a few weeks before heading to California for the www.OnlineInfoBlueprintWorkshop.com event. I know that many TT Trainers will be there. Looking forward to it. And then I'll be back in Tampa for Thanksgiving.

Today's workout:

= 617 reps

300 Squats
200 pushups
50 pullups
50 burpees
17 Handstand pushups

Hope my arms have enough strength to fly me home later on. Haha.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
You cannot change the past. Let it go. Learn the lessons. Apply the lessons to making today better. Improve your daily routines and behaviors. Move on from mistakes. Leave them behind. Do not waste time or energy in regret. Control what you can (right now). Cope with what you can't control (the consequences of past actions). Concentrate on what counts (making right decisions every moment going forward).


Craig Ballantyne, CTT

***
12 week cumulative total:

15,000 Bodyweight Squats
  • 8485
10,000 Pushups
  • 5517
3,000 Bodyweight Rows
  • 1853
2,000 Pullups
  • 506
1,500 Burpees
  • 845
1,500 Chinups
  • 515
333 Handstand Pushups
  • 179
= 17,990/33,333 reps

Monday, September 29, 2014

TT Birthday Party Invite

Hey, I'd love for you to attend my 40th birthday party taking place next June at the 5th annual Turbulence Training Summit in San Diego.
 
You'll workout with me on Friday morning in our kick-off bootcamp session, followed by an incredible day of fitness seminars, nutrition and supplement giveaways, and The Big 40th Birthday Party Bash at night.
 
Then on Saturday morning, after you shake off the cobwebs from the night before, we'll keep on rocking with world-famous trainer Todd Durkin taking us through another High-Energy Bootcamp workout on the beach.
 
Here I am teaching a workout on the roof of the Hard Rock in San Diego.
 
That's Dan Long right in front of me, and Certified Turbulence Trainer, Noel Chelliah, from Malaysia, in the yellow t-shirt. We have TT Lifetime members and TT Trainers all over the world!
 
Then we'll end the weekend with awards for:
- TT Trainer of the Year => The 2014 TT Trainer was Lesa Gutenkunst of Pewaukee, Wisconsin
- TT Client of the Year => 2014's winner was my best friend, "J-Roc"
- TT Rookie Trainer of the Year => 2014 TT Rookie was Nestor Flores, a young man that took an 8-hour overnight bus ride just to attend the event!
 
Last year's guest speakers included the "inventor of Intermittent Fasting", Brad Pilon, as well as female fat loss expert, Rachel Cosgrove, and her husband, Men's Health magazine guru, Alwyn Cosgrove, and my good friends Jason Ferruggia and Bedros Keuilian.
 
Back at the 2013 TT Summit, I even had my mom in the audience, and perhaps next year she will be back...after all, it is my birthday (!)...and maybe we'll even sneak ol' Bally the Dog across the border from Canada!
 
It's going to be an amazing weekend.
 
You'll get to come and enjoy the entire fitness weekend and my 40th Birthday Bash for FREE as my guest, if...
 
a) You are a Certified TT Trainer
 
or
 
b) You are a TT Lifetime Member
 
Click here to become a TT Lifetime Member <= $200 discount ends soon
 
Looking forward to having a great time with you in San Diego.
 
Sincerely,
 
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
 
PS - Do you know how long I've been a trainer?
 
For 20 years - half of my life - and over those two decades we've run over 20 TT Transformation Contests, given out over $150,000 in prizes to our winners, and had over 150 fitness experts become Certified Turbulence Trainers (from all over the world, too!). I hope that you'll join the TT Fitness Family this week and join me at my 40th Birthday Celebration next year.
 
It's going to be a BIG party!
 
 
 
PPS - One last motivation quote for today...
 
Surround yourself with the right people, always. Cut the negativity. Get rid of the energy drainers. Stick to your schedule. Have clarity of purpose. Do what is right for you, your team, and your family. Never ever give up on what is important to you. You can - and WILL - do it. I believe in you.
 
See you soon.

Big bodyweight workout near the beach

Big bodyweight workout today. Lots of squats, pushups, lunges, pullups, handstand pushups, TRX Rows, and burpees. I split this up into a couple of circuits.

All done as the sun rose over the water near Clearwater, Florida.


Total Reps: 733
350 squats
200 pushups
80 bodyweight rows
35 Burpees
38 pullups
20 chinups
10 Handstand Pushups

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
No matter what happened yesterday, or on the weekend, today is a great day to get back on track to your big goals and dreams. Every step forward takes your farther away from the mistakes of yesterday. You can't change the past, but you can learn the lessons, move on, and get better today.

Surround yourself with the right people, always. Cut the negativity. Eliminate the energy drains. Stick to your schedule. Have clarity of purpose. Do what is right for you, your team, and your family.

Never ever give up on what is important to you. You can - and WILL - do it.

I believe in you,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

***
12 week cumulative total:

15,000 Bodyweight Squats
  • 8285
10,000 Pushups
  • 5317
3,000 Bodyweight Rows
  • 1853
2,000 Pullups
  • 456
1,500 Burpees
  • 795
1,500 Chinups
  • 515
333 Handstand Pushups
  • 162
= 17,273/33,333 reps

Saturday, September 27, 2014

20 more handstanders

Yesterday's lunch at Guppy's near the beach. Had some grouper and sauteed spinach. Then after a Delmonico steak dinner, we went and watched The Equalizer (one of those hilariously over-the-top violent movie).

It started with this quote worth sharing:

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain

Today's early AM humid south Florida workout was 5 rounds of a bodyweight circuit to hit these reps:

Pullups-56
Handstand Pushups-20
Squats-200
Rows-55
Pushups-100

That was followed by a quick swim. I'm off Sunday from workouts and Internet, and hope to deadlift Monday.

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Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." - ancient proverb #truth

Do the right planning, take the right actions, make the right decisions, & eliminate the wrong obstacles that tempt you into wrong behaviors

Push on and do it,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

***

431 reps total...added to this...

12 week cumulative total:

15,000 Bodyweight Squats
  • 7935 <= Crushed halfway in just 4 weeks!
10,000 Pushups
  • 5117 <= Crushed halfway in just 4 weeks!
3,000 Bodyweight Rows
  • 1773 <= Crushed halfway in just 4 weeks!
2,000 Pullups
  • 418 <= Still so far behind!!!
1,500 Burpees
  • 760 <= Crushed halfway in just 4 weeks!
1,500 Chinups
  • 495 - Yikes!
333 Handstand Pushups
  • 152
= 16,540/33,333 reps

Friday, September 26, 2014

only 90 left

Let's be honest. If you want to accomplish your BIG fat loss goals and dreams in 2014, there are really only 90 days left. That takes us right up to Christmas Eve (because who loses fat between Christmas & New Years?)...not Bally the Dog, that's for sure! It's treat time come Christmas.
 
If you want to finally lose fat, you need a complete blueprint for your workouts, including professional instruction on how to do them and my in-workout encouragement to stay motivated. That's what you get here:
 
 
Lack of a good program stops a lot of people, but so does lack of the right mindset. Here's what I need you to do:
 
Identify your fears, your temptations, and your obstacles. Create solutions and new habits for your life that will help you overcome these hurdles.
 
State your ONE big fat loss goal. Make it public. Get accountability. Identify two ways to overcome each of those obstacles.
 
Get back on track on move closer to your dreams and goals. You can do it. I believe in you.
 
 
Finally, I just want to say...
 
No matter how your day is going you still have time to start a new, positive habit, to eliminate a temptation, to make your life easier, and to make your routines more effective. Stay strong and keep on pushing on, looking for every little way to make your life better.
 
Keep pushing to the end of 2014,
 
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
 
PS - Here is one more quote that HIT home HARD on my TT FB page...
 
You can - and will - develop more control/discipline over time.
 
Do not expect it to come all at once. That's okay. We are all imperfect humans...but we are also capable of making BIG changes.
 
It takes time to establish new and improved habits, but we can do it. So NEVER, ever quit on what is important to you.
 
Never stop on your commitment to getting better. Plan for the obstacles in your life. Prepare 2 solutions for every problem. Get social support. Be accountable to a friend. Set the rules for your life that will dictate the need for better habits. Implement them every day.
 
You can do it. You CAN change. I believe in you. Let's go!
 
PPS - If they can do it, so can you!
 
Look at these amazing 84-day success stories with Turbulence Training... 
  • Greg Lost 25 Pounds of Fat and 5 Inches Off His Waist with TT
  • Joel Lost 20 Pounds of Fat With Turbulence Training 
  • Melissa Lost 18 Pounds and 8% Body Fat to Get Into the BEST Shape of Her Life - AFTER Her 40th Birthday
That's a total of 63 pounds of fat loss by just THREE people using my legendary "TT" Turbulence Training TT program.
 
 
 

The Halfway There Workout

Two workouts to report today.

The first is from yesterday, where I collected 264 bodyweight reps at the legendary Powerhouse Gym in Tampa, Florida.

The workout was:

1A) Barbell Squats
1B) Box Jumps
1C) Pullups (64 total)
1D) Pushups (100 total)

(Also did 100 bodyweight squats in warm-up)

2A) Full Squat
2B) Good Morning

Read here to get a couple of modified workout versions of this one:
http://www.earlytorise.com/15-minute-fat-burning-tt-circuits/

The second workout was today's bodyweight session at my friend's house near Tampa. I looped a TRX around a palm tree for rows and added:

651 reps

250 squats
215 pushups
130 rows
56 burpees

Very happy to hit 60 straight pushups in one set, too.

And then I did 4 laps of the pool.

Not a strong swimmer, am I.

But I enjoyed the view.

Handstand pushups tomorrow, and pullups if I can find a ledge or bar.

Turbulence Training's photo.
Turbulence Training's photo.
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Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
You must become the person you need to become in order to achieve the big goals and dreams that you want to achieve. You must do the right planning, take the right actions, make the right decisions, and eliminate the wrong obstacles that tempt you into wrong behaviors. Have a good attitude. Enjoy the journey. Look on the good side of things no matter what you are going through. Stay strong. It gets better.

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

***

12 week cumulative total:


915 reps from 2 workouts

350 squats
315 pushups
130 rows
64 pullups
56 burpees

15,000 Bodyweight Squats
  • 7735 <= Crushed halfway in just 4 weeks!
10,000 Pushups
  • 5017 <= Crushed halfway in just 4 weeks!
3,000 Bodyweight Rows
  • 1718 <= Crushed halfway in just 4 weeks!
2,000 Pullups
  • 362 <= Still so far behind!!!
1,500 Burpees
  • 760 <= Crushed halfway in just 4 weeks!
1,500 Chinups
  • 495 - Yikes!
333 Handstand Pushups
  • 132
= 16,109/33,333 reps

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Certified Turbulence Trainer
 
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Best workout for fat loss

While doctors and so-called "fitness experts" tell you to use the "fat-burning zone", the TRUTH is that using slow-go cardio like jogging or the elliptical machine is USELESS for fat loss. There is NO good cardio for fat loss.
 
In the article at the link below you'll discover how short, at-home workouts are scientifically proven to give you SIX times faster fat-burning results than cardio:
 

You'll also see how researchers at East Tennessee State University compared these short, burst workouts against long, slow and boring cardio and found that the short workouts burned six times more fat.
 
There's no other way to say this...

=> This 30 minute workout is BETTER than 60 minutes of jogging
 
You can jog if you want. But don't expect it to help you lose fat. In fact, the Wall Street Journal even said that eating one of our favorite CHEAT foods is just as healthy as doing boring cardio. I know which one I'd choose!
 
Finish the year STRONG by just saying NO to cardio,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
 
PS - Did you make a DIET mistake this weekend?
 
If so, don't worry about it. And don't expect cardio too fix it, because cardio just doesn't work. 
 
Instead, please forgive yourself, learn from it, forget about it, and move on.
 
You can't change the past, so focus on the good that you can do today. Never quit. If you stumble, get back up. What happened yesterday no longer matters. Today is another day, so get back on track on move closer to your dreams and goals. You can do it. I believe in you.
 
PPS - 9 out of 10 men and women are making this non-diet mistake...
 
...and are falling for the big fat cardio LIE.

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--
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
www.TurbulenceTrainingFanpage.com

701 reps plus deadlifts

It's almost time to hit the road again. I've been home for a week, after all, and I really miss the airport line-ups, security, and hanging out with strangers for a few hours in a long metal tube. ;)

Tomorrow is my last day on the farm and then I'm off to Toronto. On Thursday I head to Tampa to visit my friend Joel Marion. We are working on a new secret project and I have some great new metabolic garage gym workouts that I need to deliver. It's not the same when you just send the workouts in the mail, you know. It's much better to deliver them in person!

I can't wait to see the massive Marion clan (his wife, kids, in-laws...it makes for some great 15 people dinners). I'll be back there in November for my second American Thanksgiving before heading to Denver for our 3rd annual Toys for Tots celebration. This is the biggest deal of the year for me. You can read more about it here:
- http://www.earlytorise.com/how-you-helped-santa-save-christmas/

This morning it was off to the gym for a barbell workout. I slept poorly on Saturday night but this morning I was well rested. Unfortunately I ate too much before the workout of heavy deadlifts. By the time it ended I was okay, and was able to finish with some burpees.

Warmup of squats and pushups and rows

1A) Trap Bar Deadlift
1B) Box Jump

2A) DB Chest Press
2B) Pullups
2C) Leg Curls

3A) Burpees
3B) Pushups
3C) Rows

Total Reps added to 33,333 = 701

Squats - 300
Pushups - 225
Burpees - 75
Pullups - 61
Rows - 40

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:

Step-Up. Commit to fixing the big obstacles in your life today. You can't be satisfied with mediocrity when excellence is within your reach. Make the call, do the work, pay the price.
 
Identify the biggest temptations and vices in your days that suck time and energy from your life. First, make a plan to remove them. Second, come up with two solutions for each if they cannot be eliminated. Third, get accountability from a friend to help you overcome the situations in life where the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Stay strong.

Never give up on what is important to YOU!


Push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

***

12 week cumulative total:

15,000 Bodyweight Squats
  • 6985
10,000 Pushups
  • 4302
3,000 Bodyweight Rows
  • 1488
2,000 Pullups
  • 298
1,500 Burpees
  • 604
1,500 Chinups
  • 495
333 Handstand Pushups
  • 120
= 14,182/33,333 reps

Move on!

As a fat loss expert, it's not very often that I come across a scientific-based method that can quickly target lower belly and stomach fat. That's why I wanted to make sure you saw this new approach that takes only 12 minutes.

At the link below, my dear friends and America's "Most-Fit" Health & Fitness Pros, Shaun and Karen Hadsall give you a simple - and short - blueprint for QUICKLY targeting lower abdomen and belly fat. You'll get an easy-to-use 7 day protocol that removes stubborn fat faster than ever...

=> 7-day Step-by-Step Plan to QUICKLY burn off lower belly fat

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Best of all, ANY person of ANY age can apply these techniques!
 
You can change at any age starting today,
 
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
 
PS - How to stop negative thinking...
 
You cannot change the past. Let it go. Learn the lessons. Apply them to your always improving daily routines and your future better behaviors. Move on from mistakes. Leave them behind. Do not waste time or energy in regret.
 
Control what you can (right now). Cope with what you can't control (the consequences of past actions). Concentrate on what counts (making right decisions every moment going forward).
 
Forgive yourself for the mistakes of the past and smile at past struggles. They are what have made you the stronger person that you are today. Keep on pushing on, positively. Persevere on what is important to you .
 
You are getting closer - and better - and stronger - everyday. 
 
 
 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

4000 pushups and a day off

Enjoying a relaxing weekend out on the farm. Tomorrow will be an "off from everything" day, meaning no training, no internet, and no cell phone. Looking forward to it.

Today I did a quality bodyweight training session, focusing on handstand pushups. On Monday I'll focus on burpees and pull-ups.

Some milestones were achieved. I cross the 4,000 pushup mark.

I crossed the 33% mark for Handstand pushups.

It looks like Pullups are the only exercise that are really far behind, but that should be something I can make up. I'll start my catch-up protocol on Monday and put more emphasis on those over rows and chins.

Saturday's Total Reps: 304

101 pushups
100 squats
85 rows
18 handstand pushups

*
And congrats to long-time TT Member, John Magovern!

[200K Fan Contest Winners!!!]

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1st place prize winner! – David Spillett

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Lesa will get you access to your prizes. Thanks!


***

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
No matter the struggles, dips, or obstacles in your way, you must never stop pursuing what is important to you. Always keep moving ahead. Take time today to recover and refresh your energy levels, and renew your commitment to the matters that matter to you. Stay strong and keep on pushing on!

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

***

12 week cumulative total:

15,000 Bodyweight Squats
  • 6685
10,000 Pushups
  • 4077
3,000 Bodyweight Rows
  • 1448
2,000 Pullups
  • 237
1,500 Burpees
  • 529
1,500 Chinups
  • 495
333 Handstand Pushups
  • 120
= 13,481/33,333 reps

Friday, September 19, 2014

squats and bodyweight moves

Time for another trip back to the gym. It was a barbell squat day, along with some decent bw numbers added to the challenge.

Warmup of bw squats and pushups

1A) Squat
1B) Box Jump
1C) Pushups
1D) Chinups

2A) Full squats
2B) Good Morning
2C) Chin-ups

Total bodyweight reps: 251

101 pushups
100 squats
50 chinups

Tomorrow or Sunday will be off...and the other day will focus on handstand pushups, rows, and burpees.


Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"Discipline and freedom are not mutually exclusive but mutually dependent because otherwise, you'd sink into chaos." – Paulo Coelho

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

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12 week cumulative total:

15,000 Bodyweight Squats
  • 6585
10,000 Pushups
  • 3976
3,000 Bodyweight Rows
  • 1363
2,000 Pullups
  • 237
1,500 Burpees
  • 529
1,500 Chinups
  • 495
333 Handstand Pushups
  • 102
= 13,177/33,333 reps