Friday, November 17, 2017

Squats and Gratitude

I'm going to take the weekend off from training.

Today I hit squats.

1A) Front Squats - Worked up to 205x2
1B) Box Jumps
1C) Handstand Pushup Holds

Lots of mobility.

Short workout...just 20 minutes after a 20 minute warm-up, core, and mobility session.

Deadlifts on Monday!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation." - Brian Tracy

Talk soon


PS -
List 3 things you are grateful for every day.

Gratitude is a key to success because you cannot get ahead operating from a place of scarcity! ... Be grateful for the little things in life, the adversity you can turn into advantage, and the amazing opportunities you have in life.💯 ... Want to know my 3 things? Just watch my Instagram Story EVERY morning... it will be updated each day. ... now tell me the 3 things YOU are grateful for below. 🙌 #gratitude #abundance #entrepreneurlifestyle #grateful

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Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Right Workout Right Schedule Right Life

Meathead Thursdays. Gotta love 'em.

Today was a fun bench press workout at Bang Fitness.

After a poor sleep, I had a good breakfast, some good meetings and content creation, and that zipped over to the gym for a 45-minute session.

1A) Bench Press

1B) Face Pull

2A) Close-Grip Press

2B) Hanging Knee Raise

3) 4-Minutes of Sled Push intervals!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Customize your RIGHT schedule for YOUR right life... not someone else's! ...

=> It's not about the hour you GET up, it's about what you do with the hours that you ARE up.

Talk soon,

Craig Ballantyne

PS - Stop 🛑 holding yourself back with the CHAINS of your past.

... "To move forward you must give up your story, whether it is excuses about your childhood, lack of education, your "bad luck", your "slow metabolism ", your unsupportive family, where you live, lack of resources, etc." - Dan Kennedy...

If your story doesn't serve you, change the story so that it does. 🤔

It's your life and you get to write the script. 💯

#noexcuses #entrepreneur #successquotes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Deadlift Day and Box Jump Video

Hurray, it's deadlift day.

That meant some good times in the gym.

But first my morning started with filming some new episodes for ETR Radio.

Also did a few meetings and coaching calls. Then hit the gym for:

1A) Deadlift
1B) Box Jump

2A) Shrug
2B) Glute-Ham Raise

Even filmed a couple of videos:

Handstand Pushups

Box Jumps

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"The best investment you will ever make is your steady increase of KNOWLEDGE. Invest in yourself. Thirty minutes of study per day eventually makes you an expert in any subject – but only if you APPLY that knowledge. Study alone is no substitute for experience."

- Kekich Credo #93

Tomorrow could be a bench press day!

Hurray! :)

Talk soon,


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday in Toronto

Flew home from LA yesterday.

Monday Morning started with a workout down on the beach in Santa Monica with pullups and dips.

Today in Toronto I went back to Bang Fitness - after a 3-week break - and did some handstand pushups and sled pushups. Watch for a video on Instagram later this week.

Tomorrow we deadlift.


My legs are quite sore from Sunday mornings front squats. I'm not sure if it was because I did more volume or because I took 5 days off real workouts before squatting.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Introduce a 'hardship' today.

It could be no coffee, no Facebook, no meat, no TV, no Netflix, no alcohol, no late-night eating, or no diet soda.

Go cold turkey. Throw away your crutch. Push yourself to adapt.

You only grow under stress.

Get growing,

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula


Monday, November 13, 2017

Weekend Wrapup in SoCal

A wild weekend in SoCal has wrapped up.

I wore a tux.

I took a couple of days off workouts.

I still managed to get to Fit Athletic, one of my favorite gyms in the world.

I had brunch with Jason Ferruggia yesterday.

And now I'm getting ready to head back to Canadia.

Here's to a great week!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
What kept me going through my toughest times was the faith in me from my mentors & teachers. I would not, could not, disappoint them. Honor your mentors and those who believe in you by doing great work today. Don't let them – or yourself – down.

PS - Remember, remember the 5 Pillars of November!

How to get better at ANYTHING 💯

Want to lose weight? Make more 💰? Find the 💕 of your life? The 🏡 of your dreams?


Use the 5 Pillars of #success to transform any and every area o your life. #perfectlife #entrepreneur #loseweight

These have works for MILLIONS of my clients and readers, and the 5 Pillars will work for YOU too! 💥

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Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula


Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Tuxedo Royale and Deadlifts

Have you watched my Tuxedo video?

It might be my best video ever.

Watch it here.

You can thank Brad Pilon for filming that at a Tuxedo rental shop in San Diego last night. Then I went out for dinner with him and Chris Lopez.

This morning I did a deadlift workout at Fit Athletic, one of my favorite gyms in the world.

1A) Deadlift
1B) Box Jump

2A) Shrug
2B) Lunges

Then I did a workshop with Chris, Brad, and 3 other entrepreneurs.

Great times!

Now off to dinner with Amy and Erik Ledin.

Then tomorrow... the Perfect Life Retreat!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

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Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula


Monday, November 06, 2017

Cardio and Fun and Inspiration

On Saturday Bedros and I went on a crazy road trip from Phoenix to SoCal. We ate a bunch of junk food, listened to an audio book, and had lots of laughs.

Slipped in an upper body workout yesterday and lower body today.

Then filmed this:

Listen to the latest podcast here where I'm interviewed on how to know YOUR value and vision and values so you live a Perfect Life!


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The New Early to Rise

5 hrs · 

Most people fail to get stuff done not because they don't have morning routines and rituals or even self-discipline. But because they don't know their values, value, or vision for their life.

Find out how to create a Champion Mindset so you can have success in your marriage, your business, and your health, so you can create the wealth you desire and live the life of your dreams.👊💪

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Be good to yourself!

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Craig Ballantyne

Published by Craig Ballantyne · Yesterday at 5:45am · 

If you stumbled, get back up and get right back on track. 💪

And if you won big, stay humble and hungry, and remain focused on what matters. 💯

Either way, never, ever, EVER give up on what is important to you.💥

#persistence #entrepreneurlife #love #focus



Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula


Friday, November 03, 2017

Pushups Near Phoenix

Good morning from Phoenix. Bedros Keuilian and I hopped over here after a great day at Fit Body Boot Camp HQ.

We're speaking at event on Saturday morning right after Tony Robbins, so it's going to be interesting.

Todays' workout was done in my hotel room with a nice view of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale:

1A) Pushups
1B) Iron Cross

2A) Abs
2B) Wall Sit

200 total pushups... decent endurance.

Today's Kickbuttt Mindset Tip:

LOVE this from one of my top coaching clients.

Please keep sharing YOUR stories on your page, INSPIRING others, and feel free to tag me.

Make it a Perfect Day!

Jason Phillips
2 hrs · Ashburn, VA · 


I just received an email from Craig Ballantyne, a man that I am proud to call a mentor

He sent me a note to tell me how proud he was of me for taking action, and crushing my marching orders from our meetings.

But here's some TRUTH...

It wasn't always that way

In fact, when I told Craig that I wanted to come see him and Bedros in California earlier this year, they were a bit hesitant.

Thats because they remembered JP 1.0.

JP 1.0 had ideas....

JP 1.0 had vision....

JP 1.0 had excitement...


instead, JP 1.0 blamed the world for his failures...

But as I sit typing this, Craig and B would tell you that I am JP 2.0 - the man that takes action, executes, and doesn't accept limits.

I share this with you today because perhaps you have a former 1.0 version of yourself...

Or maybe you are still living the 1.0 version...

Either way, I can definitively tell you that your past or present short comings DO NOT DEFINE YOU.

Your previous failures are learning opportunities

Your current shortcomings are simply an awareness piece of where you need to strategize your personal growth.

But neither are final....unless you allow them to be.

So today the message is simple - YOU ARE LIMITLESS.

You can have and do anything that your mind desires - JUST TAKE ACTION.

Be the 2.0 - and plan the 3.0

I'm with you!

Have a great friday 

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Empire Workout and Kaizen

Had a great workout - and an even better pre-workout hangout - with Bedros Keuilian at 24-Hour Fitness in Chino Hills yesterday.

It's an "off week" from barbell exercises, so I used some wacky Hammer Strength machines and did:

1A) Hammer Bench
1B) Hammer Row

2A) Hammer Decline (!) Bench
2B) Face Pulls

Good times.

Today, some weird leg workout ... maybe some high-rep front squats.

Then we fly out to Phoenix tonight...

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Commit to Kaizen. #bettereveryday 👑

My mentor, biz partner, and big brother @bedroskeuilian drives me every day and gives me the NO-excuses accountability that only the best coach will give.🇦🇲💪

We are committed to Constant & Never Ending Improvement.

—� "Good, Better, BEST. Never let it rest til your good is better and your better is BEST." - #truth 💯

#entrepreneur #businesscoach

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Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula