Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Meathead Video and Motivation

Made another short video for you today.

=> https://www.instagram.com/p/BTT6cvRlLvp/

Please excuse the "humidity hair". Haha.

The video shows you the 1 word holding you back from success... But don't worry... you've had this 1 word in your life before...

he answer SYSTEMS... Systems = SUCCESS

So if you're struggling, add SYSTEMS to your goals to achieve Success.

Before I filmed that workout, I hit another garage gym workout at Joel's. As you can tell from the shaky video, it was a Meathead Upper Body Workout!

1A) DB Chest Press
1B) Pullup

2A) Chinups
2B) Dips

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"We are engineered to set and achieve meaningful goals" - Earl Nightengale........CB says, "Set your goals. Both short term and long term. Then put together a plan that will help you reach them. Then review your goals, your plan, and your progress at regular intervals. Adjust your plan as necessary. And hang around others who will push you to improve." It's that simple.

www.TransformationContest.com = Achieving Your Goals!

Monday, April 24, 2017

To Do and Deadlift

What a weekend. First we had a Perfect Life Workshop in Toronto, and then another one in Tampa. There were BIG breakthroughs for everyone as we got them dialed in for domination.

Sunday was an off day but today it was deadlifts in Joel's garage gym. The barbell was a little thicker today, so I had to settle for a 5-10% decrease in weights due to grip fatigue.

1A) Deadlifts
1B) Box Jump

2A) More deadlifts
2B) Abs

After my workout I made a video while I had really bad hair (Thanks to the Floridian humidity!)
=> https://www.instagram.com/p/BTRXSdzFE80/?taken-by=realcraigballantyne

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Failing to plan is planning to fail. But so is improper planning. Change how you do your #todolist today. If you're doing your to-do list in the morning you're already too LATE. Do your To Do List tonite for tomorrow! #perfectdayformula

Watch this => https://lnkd.in/eb5BK5Q

Get to it,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Another Perfect Life Workshop with 10X high performers...

I love these events. My life's work PerfectLifeWorkshop.com ... so blessed to have found my calling

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Perfect Life Workshops and Perfect Meathead Workoutz

I've had a couple of good mini-workouts, a great Perfect Life Workshop, and then a frustrating travel delay in the past 48 hours. But I'm finally in Tampa (from Toronto) and ready for another Perfect Life Workshop tomorrow.

Friday Morning's Hotel Room training...

1) Prisoner Squat
2) Pushup
3) Iron Cross
4) Plank

I did 4 rounds, and in the first round I hit a new 2017 PB of 56 pushups!

Today's Meathead training at Joel Marion's home garage gym (sponsored by BioTrust, of course!)...

1A) Military Press
1B) Neutral Grip Chins

2A) TRX Triceps Extension
2B) EZ Bar Curls

3A) Shrugz
3B) Cable Abz

Lotz of z's in that lazt zet. LOL.

Here's a pic from my Perfect start to the weekend with a Workshop!!!🔥🔥🔥

But I have NO photos of my 3 hour delay at the airport this morning. :)

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

The world is mine in the morning.

Do the most important things first thing in the morning before anyone interrupts and success will be yours. Success builds momentum, momentum builds optimism, and optimism encourages more action. And so the virtuous cycle goes. Take that first step in the right direction right now. It doesn't have to be big, but it has to be done. 🔥🔥🔥#perfectdayformula #sunrisesession #dominateyourday

Make it a perfect day,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bedros and Swings

2017 = 30% complete.

Time to review goals, be honest with your progress, & adjust course.

I'm getting stronger in some basic lifts.

However I'm still skipping the squat rack too much.

Today I didn't prepare well enough and I had to do a home workout in the garage gym instead of stepping under the bar.

But it was still a record breaking session (on KB swings)

1A) Double KB Front Squat - 53x4x10
1B) KB swing - 70x40,20,15

2) DB Reverse Lunge

That was it. I'm keeping them shorter than ever these days.

Also filmed a couple of videos for you...

About morning rituals getting out of control => https://www.instagram.com/p/BTGtrxZFYiM/?taken-by=realcraigballantyne

And one with silly Bedros => https://www.instagram.com/p/BTFZSs7FA30/


Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

If you want things to change, change them. You're a fighter, not a quitter. Motion beats meditation. Action beats analysis. Identify what matters & never give up on getting it. Become the person you need to become in order to achieve the big goals you want to achieve. Get out of your comfort zone. Resist complacency. Never stop learning. Never settle. Improve everyday. Kaizen till your last breath.

Push on always,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TT Fitness Show #3

Ooops. I made a mistake on Easter weekend.

You see, I filmed a brand new episode of the TT Facebook Live Fitness show, and the first 5 seconds are messed up… because I had the camera turned the wrong way. Ha!

So do NOT watch this video if you're going to give me a hard time about it.

But DO watch this video if you want to…

  • Discover the ONE thing you need to do every day this week (your challenge!)
  • The ONE exercise NEVER, EVER, EVER to do (dangerous!)
  • My big 5 exercise circuit workout that you can do at home

Watch the TT fitness show and get your workout here

You'll also see…

  • Two of my favorite ab exercises
  • The BEST way to do dumbbell rows
  • And the crazy dog food bowl I had to buy for my dog so he wouldn't puke!

True story. Enjoy.

Watch the TT fitness show and get your workout here

And send in your questions for future episodes!

By the way, if you like this video and you want to learn more about personal training, make sure to join me at our TT Fitness event in Denver on June 2-3rd here.

See you soon,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - Get going!!!

Over 101 days are gone in 2017.

It's time to get serious about your Big Goals and Dreams.

You have to take action and personal responsibility today... otherwise in 12 months from now you will be in the same spot... and a year older. #TimeIsTicking

PPS – Hit reply and…

… send in your questions for future episodes!

By the way, if you like this video and you want to learn more about personal training, make sure to join me at our TT Fitness event in Denver on June 2-3rd here.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Deadlifts and Meathead monday

Easter was great. The workout was the best part, and while the dinner experiment went a little off kilter, it was still a wonderful weekend (and we had killer weather).

Sunday Funday Deadlifts

1A) Hang Clean
1B) Mobility

2A) Heavy Deadlift
2B) Mobility

3A) Lighter Deadlift
3B) Abs

Then for dinner...Well...

Nothing says Ballantyne family Easter like lamb leg, good wine, and a giant bag of octopus 🐙. Fun Fact: Only 500 calories per bag'o'octopus.😉👏🇨🇦

It turned out rubbery, unfortunately (although the lamb was good).

And at least Bally the 🐶 liked it. 😁

Monday was a meathead pressing movement workout in the garage gym.

1A) DB Chest Press

2A) DB Close-Grip Incline Press
2B) Band Pull

3A) Triceps Extensions
3B) Upper Back rolling

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"Where can I get better?"... Ask and you shall receive wisdom. Contact someone that knows you very well, that loves you, and that you deeply respect, and ask them this question. Then you're going to stand there, take the feedback, and say "thank you" with all your heart and take action with all your will. - Craig Ballantyne

Good times,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Webinar tomorrow!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Reading and Living TT life

Today was an off-day and tomorrow is an Easter Sunday Deadlift day.

Should be good times.

However, I did do my 3rd TT Fitness TV Show. Just ignore the first few seconds of technical difficulty, and then join me for the big lessons on the show, including one move NEVER to do!

LINK => https://www.facebook.com/TurbulenceTrainingFanpage/videos/10155320240739679/

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Whatever you have planned for today is probably too normal. Get a little weird. Do something different. Focus on FUN.

Rainy weekend reading ... depending on the mood... and you? 💵📔📚🔥🔥🔥
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PS - Get going!!!

101+ days gone in 2017. Time to get serious about your Big Goals and Dreams, right. You have to take action and personal responsibility today... otherwise in 12 months from now you will be in the same spot... and a year older. #timeisticking 🔥🔥🔥

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Craig Ballantyne
Founder, ETR University


Friday, April 14, 2017

Two Workouts

Alright, two good workouts back to back on the farm. But I forgot to post my update yesterday.

Thursday was...

1A) Double Kettlebell Front Squats
1B) KB Swings

2A) Reverse Lunge
2B) Mobility

Unfortunately, I had a bad sleep last night.

Fortunately, today's session was only moderately effected.

1A) KB 1-Arm Overhead Press
1B) KB Underhand Row

2A) Pike Pushup
2B) Ab Wheel
2C) Band Pull

I've cut my training time and volume by 15 minutes and 20%. Too busy with other stuff. But still training smart and hard.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Hitting snooze and sleeping in for 10 minutes a day is an hour a week, 4 hours a month, & TWO FULL days LOST per year. Stop that bad habit now! BE the person you need to be in order to DO the things you need to do so that you can HAVE the life you need to have. #BeDoHave

Watch this => https://www.instagram.com/p/BSzJjkZldjn/

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday and Tuesday Meathead Springtime Sessions

It's always a great day when there are lots of TT Transformations to review.

And we've just published the finalists of our latest contest.


We're also running another 21-Day Habit Change Challenge on Facebook, and I'm having a lot of fun with mine. Here's the update...

My Habit Change: Do ONE Thing Every Day That Scares You

Day 1 – Contacted an ex to renew relationship
Day 2 – 1st ever TT Live Facebook Fitness show
Day 3 – ETR FB Live talking about Day 1
Day 4 – Tough meeting & difficult conversation with coaching client
Day 5 – FB Live interview with my business partner, Matt Smith
Day 6 – Waited until my entire boarding group had boarded before boarding the airplane... trust me, this was uncomfortable!!! :)
Day 7 – Speaking in front of 50 entrepreneurs and asking for a speaking critique
Day 8 – Breakthrough Personal Development Day with therapist, Sean Stephenson
Day 9 – Just wait till you hear about what I did... story coming tomorrow!

Alright, so let's get to my Monday and Tuesday Meathead workouts...

Monday Meathad Deadlift Day at the YMCA was so much fun.

1A) Hang Clean
1B) Mobility

2A) Deadlift
2B) Mobility

3A) Light Deadlift
3B) Cable Abs

Fun, fun, fun.

I figured, why do other exercises. Just do more deadlifts!

Today it was a garage gym on the farm on a nice Spring day.

1A) Dumbbell Chest Press
1B) Band Pull

2A) DB Close-Grip Incline Press
2B) Shrugs

Tomorrow should be some arms and kettlebell swings.

Ol' Bally and I have also been having some great dog walkery.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Bedros Keuilian always told me, "How you do anything is how you do everything." I resisted this for a long time.

But then I realized success lay in every ritual, from how you start the day to how you enter a room to how you take care of yourself to how you make yourself present with your loved ones.

Always do everything with dedication... and Love.

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Holy cow!!!

It's FINALLY Here…

Voting for the 28th Turbulence Training Transformation Contest starts TODAY!

Click here to see the amazing before and after pictures of our finalists ==> http://www.turbulencetrainingcontest.com/vote_0317.shtml

This was our biggest contest in years!

Cast your vote for who you think deserves to win in each category:

Men Under 40
Men Over 40
Women Under 40
Women Over 40
TT Pros

Click here to vote ==> http://www.turbulencetrainingcontest.com/vote_0317.shtml

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Ballantyne Fitness Show 2

Just filmed my 2nd episode of my FB fitness show.

#2 - Burpees with Ballantyne in Beautiful Scottsdale


So you can watch today's workout. No need to list it here.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"Do One Thing That Scares You Every Day." – #truth ... Your worry is often far worse than reality. Things are never as bad as they seem. Lean into the uncomfortable conversations and learn valuable life lessons from new interactions.

I'm going to try another show tomorrow.

No excuses,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Hope to see all fitness pros at www.TTSummit.com on June 2-3 in Denver.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Legacy Growth and Bench Pressing

This brilliant quote showed up on my FB timeline today.

For anyone going through one of those "what should I do with my life" phases, ask yourself: - "What is my purpose/higher calling here on earth?"; "What did my higher power put me here on this earth to do?"; "Who was I put here to serve?"; "What skill/ability do I have that NO ONE else in the world can do better?"; "What do I want my legacy to be?"


I'm off to Phoenix today to teach at an event tomorrow and then to continue my own personal growth with a full day of coaching from Sean Stephenson, the motivational speaker, certified therapist, and author of Get Off Your But.

Should be an intense weekend.

Today's workout kickstarted my day:

1A) Bench Press
1B) Band Pull

2A) DB Close-Grip Incline Press
2B) Pullup

Good times.

Quick one.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

One of the best lessons in the world is this: "You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with." - Jim Rohn ... Watch this video and discover the 5 VIPs' you need in your life right now.


these 5 people at our annual event! => www.TTSummit.com

See you there,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Success is not really about the time you wake up...

Find out what I mean here: http://bit.ly/2nYyjLZ

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

21 Days to Change!

You can do ANYTHING for 21 days.

Starting today, I want you to identify the single habit you want to change by the end of April. 

I'm doing it too, and together we'll use my 21-Day Habit Change Formula.

Here's a 30-minute Facebook Live I did at 6 a.m. yesterday morning which goes into details... plus I share my own "scary" habit. 

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In the past I've used this Formula to give up drinking Coke Zero, stop swearing, and so much more. And if you can't think of your own habit to change, I'll give you some suggestions here

Then once you set your habit, join the 21-Day Habit Change Club to get real accountability and a community of people who are pushing every day to change for the better. 

Watch this Facebook Live ASAP to get started

Speak soon,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - Make sure to watch my FB pages for more LIVE videos...

...because one of my bigger goals for 2017 is to do 100 Facebook Live Shows!

It's going to be a blast... we'll do workouts, take questions, and help you improve every area of your life.

Talk soon!