Sunday, December 16, 2018

2nd Family Christmas Workouts

This weekend was packed with two good workouts, lots of chocolate cookies, and another family Christmas. This year there were puppies... but we didn't keep any.

On Friday I had a workshop in Toronto. It was awesome,but went late. I crashed early and then filmed some videos on Saturday before having a haircut and big bench workout:

1a) 3-board Bench
1b) Pullup

2a) KB 1-arm press
2b) mobility

Then another early night.

Sunday morning was deadlifting...

1a) Deadlifts - worked up to 345 x 5
1b) box jumps

2a) BGSS with weight vest 
2b) Ab wheel

Cool thing about the weight vest is that its really hard to breathe (45 pounds) so it makes everything harder.

After that was family Christmas, and one of the cousins brought over her six new puppies (she's a breeder).

Super cute.

Good times.

Back to Toronto for work and a few days off training... before returning for Christmas deadlifts!

And lots of movies to catch up on.

Peace!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Toronto Workouts and Cookies

Spent the last couple of days in Toronto shopping, working, filming a TON of videos (all for my business stuff, no new workout videos, sorry!), and eating cookies.

First, yesterday's workout at Bang Fitness. It was a good one.

Lots of mobility first, including a lot of ankle mobility because Jay Ferruggia said I really needed to improve here.

1a) Squats
1b) Box Jump

2a) Glute Ham Raise
2b) Lateral Band Walk (glute fire!)

Wednesday was an off day because I filmed forever and was exhausted.

Tuesday was another great workout with bench press.

Today is off, and Saturday I'll be back in for some board-presses, and then Sunday is Deadlifts.

After that will be another family Christmas and a few days off from training.

Oh, and today I'll do a workshop with clients from all over Canada, and then buy a few more things at the mall. I just bought the Airpods for myself and like them so much I'll be buying them for some friends.

Finally, the cookies... Every day after training I go to Impact Kitchen in Toronto for a Greens drink... and they have incredible chocolate paleo cookies... full of goodness, chocolate, and some "paleo sugar" or some other mis-named junk, and its one of the best cookies I have ever had. Going to buy a big stack for Christmas.

Time for training,

CB


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Toronto Trip

Yesterday was an off day on the farm. Actually, I jogged to the corner store because I was in a hurry. I don't count it as exercise. I count it as being efficient. Haha.

Today I traveled to the big city of Toronto, did a lot of walking, and regained my "Meathead card" (that was rescinded for yesterdays' "cardio").

Bench Press (205x3x5)
Bodyweight Row

Board Press
Pullups

Good times.

Tomorrow is a big filming day.

Then Thursday back to the gym for squats.

Also had a killer greens smoothie from Impact Kitchen in Toronto.

So many beards and hipsters and girls in "joggers" in there.

Epicly hilarious.

I don't know how those young girls afford that place...it's pricey.

Fortunately I've sold a lot of books! Lol.

PS - Speaking of books, my new book, Unstoppable, comes out on January 21st!


Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas update

It's Christmas Time! 

I flew back in from LAX yesterday, and after a month in Southern California and Australia, I have finally seen snow for the first time this winter season. 

(Side Note: I watched Super Troopers 2 on the plane... hilarious.)

Today is a family Christmas, but back in Cali I had some good workouts, and when I landed last night I did a quick workout:

1A) DB Press
1B) Band Pull

2A) Military Press
2B) Mobility

3A) Close-Grip Floor Press
3B) Lower Body Mobility

Today will be a big Deadlift session... and I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a weight vest and some bumper plates as Christmas gifts today, so I'll put them to use.

This week I'm off to Toronto for meetings, filming, and good workouts.

Next weekend is another family Christmas.

I don't go back on the road again until January 7th.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Back In Canada

It's Christmas Time! 

I flew back in from LAX yesterday, and after a month in Southern California and Australia, I have finally seen snow for the first time this winter season. 

(Side Note: I watched Super Troopers 2 on the plane... hilarious.)

Today is a family Christmas, but back in Cali I had some good workouts, and when I landed last night I did a quick workout:

1A) DB Press
1B) Band Pull

2A) Military Press
2B) Mobility

3A) Close-Grip Floor Press
3B) Lower Body Mobility

Today will be a big Deadlift session... and I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a weight vest and some bumper plates as Christmas gifts today, so I'll put them to use.

This week I'm off to Toronto for meetings, filming, and good workouts.

Next weekend is another family Christmas.

I don't go back on the road again until January 7th.




--
Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula 


    

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

From Thanksgiving in California to Christmas in Denver

I was really tired on my first morning back to California from Australia, but had a nap at lunchtime and then I've been good since. 

On Thursday, aka American Thanksgiving, I went over to visit my friend Bedros Keuilian and the 15 others he had at his house for steaks and all the sides. Funny story, they had Mac'n'Cheese, a Thanksgiving staple for many, but they Bedros and his wife, the Recipe Hacker, Diana Keuilian, did NOT make it.

They bought it from El Pollo Loco, a local roast chicken place. :) 

Ha! 

The day was great and then I got back to work on Friday with a big sale on my new Instagram Course and lots of coaching over the weekend. 

I did lots of great workouts:

Thanksgiving - Deadlift
Friday - Bench Press
Saturday - Tire Flipping
Sunday - Squats 
Monday - Rows
Tuesday - Arms
Wednesday - Squats

This week I was in a recording studio finishing up my Unstoppable book. I have a big launch planned for January 21st for this new book. :)

Later today I fly to Denver for our annual Toys for Tots seminar, shopping, and Christmas party with 100 of our entrepreneur friends. This is our 7th year doing this and we've probably bought close to $1,000,000 in toys. WOW.

For training, tomorrow will probably be an off day, and then Friday I will bench press. Saturday will be an upper body workouts after shopping but before the Christmas party with Mr. and Mrs. Clause. 

Sunday I fly back to California. 

Then it's one more week in the sun before I go home for Christmas! 




    

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Back from Australia

Flew back from Australia last night. It was 13 hours and I messed up my sleep timing and didn't get much on the flight. 

A little tired today, but still did a bunch of great coaching calls and now I'm going to slip into a short chest press workout.

Tomorrow will be a real good deadlift session. Might hit BK Strength.

Then it's off to BK's grill house for steakgiving with Bedros and family.



--
Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula