Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hot Workouts

Yesterday was a great workshop day topped off with a big sushi dinner. Today is my last day in California before heading to the burning hot city of Phoenix for a Mastermind group.

It seems like a giant bad idea to voluntarily go to a city where it's 115 degrees Farenheit, but there's no turning back right now.

Another adventure awaits.

Until then, I had a great workout in a hot garage gym in SoCal this AM.

1A) Pushups - New 2017 PB of 57 reps
1B) Pullups

2A) More Pushups!
2B) TRX BW Rows

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Spend 15 minutes in reflection on these two question:

1) Where do you want to be in life?

2) Why are you not there?

Be clear and concise about where you want to be and who you want to be there with. Then be open and honest about how you are holding yourself back. Connect the dots... Identify opportunities to overcome your obstacles and achieve EXACTLY what you want.

Push on and stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - A great photo and message from yesterday...

Take your deadlines and cut them in half. Challenge yourself. It's only when you get outside of your comfort zone that you GROW.πŸ’ͺ
Yesterday we did a Perfect Team Workshop for Fit Body Boot Camp's team of Rockstars. Amazing day. Massive Impact. Big Ideas. #perfectdayformula #success PM me for details on the day ❤️πŸ‘πŸ’₯

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Perfect Team Training and Garage Gym Workout

Today we're running a Perfect Team Training Workshop at Fit Body Boot Camp HQ in Chino Hills, California. It's awesome and so much fun.

Before that I snuck in a quick workout in the garage at Bedros Keuilian's home using some kettlebells.

1A) Double Kettlebell Swing
1B) Double Kettlebell Front Squat

2A) KB Lunge
2B) Ab Wheel Rollout

Here's a post from my friend Josh Carter, an FBBC team member.

Attending Perfect Day seminarπŸ€“

He's brought his son, too!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"Hitting the snooze button tells your hopes and dreams that they are not important and that they can wait."- Bedros Keuilian‪

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Monday, June 19, 2017

Hollywood Comedy and LA Hotel Workout

Yesterday was an epic day in Santa Monica and Hollywood with the one and only, Jason Ferruggia.

I flew from Toronto to LA, then met Jay, his wife, and our friend Luka Hocaver for brunch in Santa Monica. Then we drove to Hollywood for Jay's improv performance at Second City. After that, we had dinner at a great Mexican place, and finished the night listening to foul-mouthed comedians at the Comedy Store. I laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my face. Joey Diaz, a big fat Italian, was the highlight of the night.

After a few hours sleep I had a busy morning of calls, and managed to take a walk to Whole Foods and hit the gym for this quick Hotel Meathead session:

1A) 1-Arm DB Shoulder Press
1B) Pullup

2B) Pushup

Also, a new podcast is up!

Today's episode about my anxiety Heart Attack!


Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Structure = Freedom, Discipline = Power.

"Discipline and freedom are not mutually exclusive but mutually dependent, because without discipline we would sink into chaos." – Paulo Coelho

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS -

Action beats anxiety. Motion beats meditation. You can always do SOMETHING to move you in the right direction.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Big Dinner and Press in Toronto

Last night we had a belated Mother's Day dinner with friends and family in the big city of Toronto. We ordered a massive 55 oz cote de boeuf among other things. Great times.

That fueled me for a morning workout at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto.

1A) DB Press
1B) Pullup

2A) DB CG Inc
2B) Row

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"Be happy and content at this very moment. Always have gratitude for the little things in life Smile more, stress less. Live. Love. Laugh. And play. Make every day amazing. Put more fun in your life and keep the child within you alive." – Craig Code #36

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Hope you listen to my podcast!

1-on-1 with a supermom about how she does it ALL

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Shorter Workouts and Wussing Out

Man, did I ever wuss out today. But don't worry, I paid for it.

It was supposed to be a deadlift day at the YMCA, but for some reason I get such anxiety about the trip there, and the dreaded fighting for space, that I managed to find every possible excuse NOT to go.

However, I crushed a workout at home, using some advice from Chris Lopez that he shared with me at the TT Summit.

Speaking of TT summit, it inspired me to create a new model of the TT certification here

Let me know what you think.

Alright, here was today's punishment workout...

1A) Double KB Front Squats - 4 sets
1B) KB Swing - 10 sets of 10 (instead of 5 sets of 20)

(I did 2 sets - or more - of swings for every set of squats)

2A) TRX Row
2B) Ab Wheel Rollout

That's it!

Lately folks have been noticing my short workouts.

I'm getting stronger, fewer overuse issues, and with less training time.

TT Member John M. wanted details...

Here's what I said:

Hey John!

Each individual workout is built with the mindset:

Is this purposeful?

I.e. Is another set of __ going to give me significant results?
Is another exercise going to have more pro's than con's?

With that in mind, each session generally looks like this:

Old-Man Warm-up => 20 minutes, includes shoulder and hip mobility, then some yoga, then plank, bird dog, then traditional bodyweight exercises

Main Superset

Assistance superset + mobility

Finish with foam roll

It still manages to be 45 minutes or an hour!

On a weekly basis it looks like this:


Best programs for this:
2009 Reconstruction
Anything with 2 supersets (I think Four to the Core is latest that fits this)

And then in addition, I just do more biking and walking now.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"Never have a scarcity mindset. Reject all fear, greed, and doubt. No more complaining. Fix your attitude, environment, & confidence so you make progress every day. Turn adversity into abundance, weakness into wealth, and envy into love." – Craig Code #30

Rock on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Strength in Podcasts

Before we get to the workout, let me tell you about some cool shows.

It was a big podcast day with two new ones coming out, including a big one with Bob Burg, author of the classic book, The Go Giver. I was also interviewed recently on The One Thing podcast (another classic book).

The ONE Thing

And here's the write-up Bob Burg did about our Go-Giver show...

There are certain decisions we can make and actions we can take that can dramatically increase the odds of living a healthy, prosperous, and happy life. And, as we learn from mega-successful entrepreneur, Craig Ballantyne Craig Ballantyne in our new episode of The Go-Giver Podcast, a life of success is a daily process. And it begins by applying, "The Perfect Day Formula." Visit and learn some truly life-enhancing wisdom from Craig!

Mega-successful entrepreneur Craig Ballantyne shares powerful, life-enhancing wisdom for success and happiness from his book, "The Perfect Day Formula."

Alright, now let's switch over to workouts. Today was an upper body strength session in the garage.

1A) 1-Arm KB Press
1B) 1-Arm DB Row => 2017 PB of 90x17

2A) Pushups
2B) Band Pulls

Doesn't seem like a lot... because it wasn't. But this is how I'm training these days, with a long old-man warm-up before and then more bikes and walks later in the day.

And today's kickbutt mindset tip:
Do not take it personal when someone attacks you.

This will happen when you step out of your comfort zone and become the best person you can be. People won't always understand or accept your dedication to self-improvement.

But that's their problem, not yours.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hot Gym Chest Workout

It's hot on the farm, and 82 degrees in the garage gym, but it made for a great workout. Well, I should say that I made it into a great workout.

1A) DB Chest Press - 80x11
1B) TRX Row

2A) TRX Triceps
2B) DB CSR - 2017 PB of 70x13

Now for some relaxing and cooling off.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
First, watch this =>

It's about my $1000 Thank You Therapy habitπŸ™. You should genuinely thank 10 people per day, says my mentor, @bedroskeuilian ... and so I started sending these cards 4 years ago... and @vincedelmonte got the first! So go out and Give today. Put a smile on someone's face. Give them the love ❤️ and recognition they deserve. #perfectdayformula #thankyoutherapy #love #gratitude

PS - Today was a day I'll never forget...

...said Vince Delmonte about Friday's workshop.

"It's a day that will change the trajectory of my family's lineage forever."

Vince did my Perfect Life Workshop with his wife, father, and friends, and at the end of the day he had:

- identified the #1 cause of friction in our life
- identified the greatest accomplishments we want I achieve in 20 years with family, health, wealth and experiences
- wrote out our Perfect Life Vision as if it were the year 2020 (this was powerful)
- identified Gods 10x plan for our life
- goal planning for our #1 professional priority for the next 90 days
- mapped our 30 day plan - scripted our perfect day
And so much more.

I honestly can't recommend this event to entrepreneurs more than enough. If you "carry the weight" of your business on your shoulders, sign up for one of Craig's workshops.

Thank you Craig, your life's work is making a difference more than you can imagine. The future is clear! World Domination is in full effect! If you're a successful entrepreneur and/or tagged below, contact Craig ASAP.

#perfectdayformula #perfectlifeworkshop #structureequalsfreedom
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