Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Deadlifting in Denver

Today was pre-workout caffeine prior to a deadlift workout. Not a bad session. Post-workout was Dr. Peter Osborne's Pea Protein (sweetened with stevia). It smells 5x's better than it tastes, although it doesn't taste too bad.

There was also some stevia or erythritol in the flavored almond butter that I had with my breakfast bowl. I won't be buying it again. I'd rather use plain almond butter and honey. Although the vanilla-flavored Justin's almond butter I had on Saturday was amazing. I might buy that again.

Still no booze. I'll be offered plenty in Vegas next week, but don't see any reason to drink. There will be a lot of meat eating though! And that's why I'm going Paleo-Vegan until Monday.

My deadlift workout went like this:

1A) Hang Clean
1B) Mobility

2A) Deadlift - Worked up to 335 a
2B) Mobility

3) Deadlift - 225 for 16 (personal best)

4A) Military Press - 115x5 with 10 second hold overhead on final rep
4B) Snatch Grip Deadlift

Good times.

Now it's a deload week.

Today's CLASSIC Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Whatever is in your way, you're stronger than it, you're tougher than it, and you're better than it. You're going to beat it. You must truly believe in yourself. You must end the "I'll give this a try" mindset, and switch to an, "I'm going to succeed" belief. You CAN - and WILL - do it. I believe in you!

Keep going,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Special Note from Bally the Dog

Hey, ol' Bally the Trainer Dog here. Did you know that it's Craig's goal to help 10 Million people transform their bodies and their lives by the year 2020? That's coming up quick - even in dog years! - and he can't do it alone. He needs your help.

You see, the fastest way for him to help more people is to have YOU on our team helping people in your community. That's why he created the Certified TT Trainer program, and he made this special webpage for you here.

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You'll even hear the crazy story about how a conversation between 4-year old Craig and his mom (in their beat-up old green car) led to Craig becoming a personal trainer with a goal of helping people just like you.

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It's a little emotional, but this is a powerful, big idea.

Looking forward to having you on the TT team,

Bally the Dog
Certified Dog

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Tomorrow you'll hear from another Certified TT Trainer that got his TT certification way back in 2011... and it completely changed his life!

Monday, October 05, 2015

Nutrition and Monday Circuit Plan in Denver

Saturday was a caffeine day, but Sunday and today are CASS-Free. Tomorrow will be a tough deadlift workout, so there will be pre-workout caffeine.

I'm also eating a vegan paleo diet to see how that goes. Lots of these bowls (http://forum.ttmembers.com/showthread.php?t=13426) featuring nuts, coconut oil, nut butter, honey, etc. Also, lots of big salads. And a lot of fruit and some almond bars and pea protein powder when needed.

This only started after my last Rib-Eye on Thursday, and it will only last until I go to Vegas next Sunday.

Sunday was a 6-mile walk around Smith Lake and Washington Park in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood.

Today was a bodyweight mobility circuit:

- squats
- 1-leg RDL
- prisoner lunges
- pushups
- mountain climbers

Finished with Yoga.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset TRUTH:
You must avoid the "cardio confessional Monday mindset". Sixty minutes on the elliptical will not make up for the sins of a 2000-calorie appetizer at Applebees. On the bright side, eating a 2000-calorie app still won't cause you to gain 3 pounds of fat. Your weekend weight gain is mostly WATER. It will be gone by Tuesday, naturally. So do your best this weekend and then get back on track with your TT plan on Monday. And always be thinking: Make the right decisions – right now – for your right life.

Do it right,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Burn 200 calories by eating

you're about to discover how to burn more calories EATING than you could with 20 minutes of slow cardio!

A recent study from the University of Massachusetts said that eating 30 grams of fiber helps YOU shed an extra 130 calories per day – WITHOUT exercise.

And according to registered dietician, Tanya Zuckerbrot, the digestion of fiber burns off another 75 calories.

So just by eating 30 grams of fiber per day, you can lose over 200 calories… it would take you over 20 minutes of doing slow, boring cardio to burn 200 calories. Wouldn't you rather be cooking and eating than spending hours doing cardio? That's why you can use this diet secret to stay lean 365 days a year - even over the holidays when you eat a LOT more.

Even better, fiber helps activate your healthy, skinny bacteria in your digestive system. And YES, according to a great book (Gut, by Giulia Enders) there is such thing as GOOD (weight loss) bacteria and BAD (weight gaining) bacteria in your belly.

It's why some people can eat more and burn more, while others get stuck at a weight plateau even when they starve themselves.

The secret to getting more GOOD weight loss bacteria is eating the right foods.

But you do NOT need to starve yourself on rabbit food to do this, or to lose weight.

You can pack the flavor and sneak some fiber into delicious foods that you can eat at EVERY meal, from breakfast to dinner (and even pre-bedtime snacks). Even better, you can do this with your favorite Holiday meals.

But the ONLY person that can show you how to do this is a professionally trained Chef, like Chef Gui Alinat, who has countless fat-burning recipes he will share with you.

So let's get you eating more, burning more, and losing more. You'll be able to do this today, through the holidays, and every day for the rest of your life with these brand NEW and IMPROVED holiday recipes.

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The offer expires tonight.

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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Planning and Flying and Training

Planning ahead helped me survive yesterday's travel WITHOUT plastic water bottles. The Austin airport also had one of those water bottle fountains. Good on them.

When I arrived in Denver, I went to Whole Foods. There's one water company, VOSS, that sells still water in glass bottles. So I stocked up.

Today was some pre-workout caffeine. It's also helped me get a LOT of writing done and I finished off a major project.

But still no alcohol. It's been over 40 days. Not even tempted.

Today's workout:

1A) Pause Chinups - new PB of 11
1B) Triceps Presses
1C) Cable Abs
1D) Face Pulls

Then bike intervals.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Face up to your struggles, tackle them head on, and overcome adversity every day. Whatever is in your way, you're stronger than it, you're tougher than it, and you're better than it. You're going to beat it. Persevere. Stay strong, get stronger, and finish strongest. Turn the bitter into better. And never, ever give up on what is important to you.


Stop before you say "YES" to another request, and think, "Is this right for you and them?" Too often you refuse to say "no" to anything. You end up with too many commitments to too many things and not enough time for the BIG items that matter in life. Don't hurt yourself to please others. Family first. Your health is second. Everything else comes after.

Do the right things,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Friday, October 02, 2015

Squats n Funny Stuff in Austin

Last night was fun time in Austin town. It started with a big riby-eye steak at Eddie V's. I got lucky and sat beside Brad Pilon and Kareem and his family. Great conversation. Learned a lot about rum and wine (not that I ever drink either of them, LOL... but I taught them a few things about vodka).

No booze for me, although a little dairy snuck into my diet from the parmesan cheese on the broccolini.

After dinner we went to the legendary Austin institute, Esther's Follies. Great show. Lots of laughs. Good times had by all.

Today I got up early and hit the gym for a pre-flight squat workout. There was pre-workout caffeine, but I should have a caffeine-clean day this weekend in Denver.

1A) Speed Squat
1B) Mobility

2A) Squat
2B) Mobility

3) Density Squat - Slightly higher pain tolerance than last time, ha

4) Density RDL - Low back was tired...cut it short

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Have gratitude today. Count your riches in relationships.

Love it,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

45 reasons to eat more great food

It's the most... wonderful... time... of... the... year!

For getting FAT. LOL.

Yep, it's the holiday season, where ol' Bally and I get ready to pack on a few extra pounds under our fur (being furry helps us hide those pounds, haha).

But you do NOT have to make the same mistake that we make.

You CAN still eat delicious holiday favorites and lose WEIGHT between now and Christmas.


With my friend Chef Gui's brand new Holiday Recipes cookbook.

I'll let him explain. He wrote you this special email below...


Chef Gui here.

The holidays are coming up shortly. It's my favorite time of year.

I love being woken up at 4am on Christmas morning by my 5 children who want to open the presents that Santa has left for them. I'm serious, I love it!

But most of all, I love getting to cook the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners!

While most people put on a few pounds over the holiday season, I don't.

That's because I have a toolbox: my 45 specially-designed Eat More, Burn More holiday recipes!

Since the holidays are coming up, I decided to give these recipes to you, so that you can eat all your favorite foods this year AND lose weight at the same time.

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I've been getting a number of questions about the Eat More, Burn More holiday recipes so I decided I'd answer them all in this email.

Here we go! (or as we say in France, "Allonz-y!")

Question: Who are these holiday recipes for?

These recipes are for one group of people only: People who want to lose weight this holiday season while eating all of their favorite foods.

If you'd rather starve yourself skinny and punish yourself by not eating the foods you most want to eat… this isn't for you.

I laugh at the "fitness experts" who tell you that you can't eat the foods you enjoy, even during the holidays. How ridiculous!

I understand you're not a robot. I know you're going to want to eat turkey, gravy, pumpkin pie, and cookies.

And you can with my 45 special recipes!

I'll show you how to eat all your favorite holiday foods this year and lose weight while most people are putting on the pounds.

Q: What makes the Holiday recipe Cookbook different from any other "cookbook"?

There are lots of great cookbooks out there.

However, none of them shows you how to eat your favorite foods WHILE you lose weight.

At best, they'll show you how to make healthy food that tastes like (expensive) cardboard...

I'm French and I have higher standards than that!

Not only are all 45 of the recipes insanely healthy, they also taste AMAZING. Melt in your mouth good.

Q: What do I get when I buy the Eat More, Burn More holiday recipes?


You'll get immediate access to the cookbook and the 45 recipes that it contains. You'll receive:

  • 33 Recipes you can eat to kickstart your metabolism morning, noon and night.
  • 12 gourmet fat burning superfood smoothies to help you DETOX (and give you an energy boost after a late night Christmas party or after an exhausting day looking after your kids)
  • And most importantly... entrees, side dishes, desserts, smoothies and recipes that allow you to OVEREAT your favorite foods this holiday season while burning fat and losing weight.
Q: So How Do You Get Started?


That's the EASIEST part.

All you have to do is click the link below and just a few moments later you can cook yourself something yummy using the recipes.

I'll welcome you with everything I mentioned above and then you'll be off to the races! You'll be able to eat all of your favorite foods GUILT FREE over the holidays and lose weight while most people are packing on the pounds.

It's that simple.

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This is the perfect time to take action.

Q: And you PROMISE this will work?


Yes, I promise.

When I was a young chef in France, I studied under a famous pastry chef.

He taught me the secret to designing meals that tasted AMAZING and helped you to burn fat.

This secret is used in every recipe in the cookbook. I've used the secret for decades to great success and it's the reason that I'm so often hired to cook for the rich and famous in South Florida.

Just because you've never been able to avoid putting on a few pounds over the holidays before, doesn't mean you can't do it now.

It wasn't your fault in the past. You didn't have access to a specially designed holiday cookbook like you have now.

When you use the recipes included in the Eat More, Burn More Holiday Cookbook, you'll finally have everything you need to make permanent changes. And that's why we stand behind our 60-Day Money Back Guarantee.

There is NO risk for you to get started or to even cook anything.

If you aren't convinced you received 100 times the value of your small investment... then please email us for a full, no-questions-asked refund.

So please take advantage of this opportunity and let me take ALL of the risk off your shoulders and put it my own.

It's up to me to deliver, and I know my cookbook will do just that. This is how much I believe in this program.

I know that answers all of your questions, but if I missed anything, just reply to this email and let me know.

Don't let this opportunity slip you by. Your time is NOW. Your solution is here. Your coach is waiting. And your fat loss results are just days away.

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Bon appetit,

Chef Gui Alinat, CEC
Executive Chef
Author, The Chef's Repertoire & Eat More Burn More

PS - Take action today!

Don't let this holiday season be the same as last year.

Make this the year where you are finally going to lose weight, even over the holiday season.

You don't even have to give anything up. You still get to eat all of your favorite foods!

So take action today, and make this the best holidays yet

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Holiday Cookbook is here

Last November, I traveled to my friend Joel Marion's in Florida to enjoy "American" Thanksgiving (we have ours a month earlier in Canada).

"You're going to be amazed at the food," Joel promised. "Chef Gui has made healthier versions of everything.

I was skeptical. American TV had convinced me everyone gained 10 pounds on Thanksgiving. But Joel was right. I ate as much as I could! The sweet potato mash was my favorite. But I didn't feel bloated, tired, or guilty after. The next day I was full of energy and my pants still fit! It was a Thanksgiving miracle. :)

And now, just in time for both Canadian and American Thanksgiving, my friend, Chef Gui, has released his 45 Holiday Recipes Cookbook to help you lose weight and look great while eating ALL of your favorite holiday meals.

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Say goodbye to a Season of Starvation and Sacrifice. Say Hello to overeating your favorite foods and being able to enjoy every meal like all of your friends and family do, without worrying about your waistline. This is the Guilt-Free holiday cookbook you've been waiting for.

There's never been a recipe guide like it before. The meals are delicious, unlike the so-called healthy foods you buy in stores that only end up tasting like cardboard. Those bland foods were why you weren't able to lose weight over the holidays in the past. But this is different. Chef Gui's holiday recipe solution is here for you.

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But hurry, the Holiday Cookbook is only available for a short time. Then it's off the market. And I don't want you to miss out.

Get it today, accelerate your results, transform your body, your mind, and your life, and get ready to WOW your family with these amazing meals all season long.

Bally the Dog and I agree, it's never too early to start celebrating the holidays. Get instant access today and try out one of your favorites this weekend.

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And get ready to go back for guilt-free seconds.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

  PS - And remember...

You must find the real reason you want to change and use that reason as your motivation every day.

Never forget: Every action and every decision either moves you closer to or farther away from your goals. Choose wisely.

Make the right choice for your holiday weight loss and get Chef's cookbook today!

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Best Cardio Ever

Readers always ask me, "Craig, what's the BEST cardio to do if you want to lose weight?"

And then I SHOCK them with this answer.

You don't need to do cardio. You don't need to jog to lose weight.

You can burn fat, get slim, boost your metabolism, and get ALL of the cardio health benefits with my NEW form of exercise. If you do what I show you, and put TURBULENCE on your muscles, then you will get slim and sexy, build metabolism-boosting lean muscle, and improve your fitness - all in ONE simple session.

You don't need to go to a gym. You don't need to pound your joints running on the pavement. The BEST cardio and weight loss exercises are in these 30-minute fat burning metabolic videos.

Why are these BETTER than the treadmill? Three BIG reasons...

#1 - You Will Get FASTER Results

In less time than it takes to drive to the gym, find a parking spot, and fight the back-to-school crowds for a piece of cardio equipment, you can stay home and burn fat in the comfort of your living room, all while getting better results. Research shows that it takes 50 hours of cardio to lose one pound, but when you use the Best Workouts Ever, you'll lose 2-3 pounds per WEEK.

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URGENT NOTE: These workouts are on sale until midnight tonight ONLY... this is your LAST chance to get fit this year! If you want to be slim and sexy for the holidays, you must act now. There are only 57 days until Thanksgiving!

#2 - You Will Save LOTS of Money

You don't need an expensive gym membership or giant piece of cardio equipment to lose fat and get back in shape. So save your money and stay home to burn fat. You can even do these workouts when you are traveling.

#3 - You Will Exercise Less & Have More Time to Enjoy Life

When you stop doing long cardio, you'll save a lot of time and you'll DOUBLE your calorie burning with the NEW workout system. These short, burst home workouts dramatically increase your metabolism during exercise and boost your post-exercise calorie Afterburn thanks to a scientific phenomenon called muscle turbulence.

It's a 2-for-1 fat burning combo. That's why these are the BEST workouts ever.

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Each 30-minute workout comes in follow-along, online video format and is part of a proven 16-week program. There are over a dozen different sessions that will double your calorie burn and help you build lean muscle.

Plus, when you've lost all the weight you want to lose, you can cut down and do these just TWICE per week to maintain your sexy new body and energy levels. That gives you even more time to enjoy your super sexy flat stomach outside of the gym.

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And perhaps best of all... you get ME to show up at your home for each session. :)

Yes, that's right, the videos show you the perfect form and motivate you from start to finish so that you'll never miss a session and you'll never give up on getting those amazing results. It's the perfect program for you.

Enjoy the best new workouts in the comfort of your own home today, and let me know which one is your favorite.

URGENT NOTE: These workouts are on sale until midnight tonight ONLY... this is your LAST chance to get fit this year! If you want to be slim and sexy for the holidays, you must act now. There are only 57 days until Thanksgiving!

See you soon,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

  PS - Don't think you have to wait until the 'time is right'…

…It will never be. Start now. As the old saying goes, "The best time to plant an oak tree was 25 years ago. The second best time is now." Get started. Take action.

You must add URGENCY into your transformation. There must be a deadline - with consequences. Deadlines are magic, they spur us to great achievements. When you set a deadline, put in place an action plan, and have social support and accountability, that is when you'll reach your goals.

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Leave your comfort zone, put a little pressure on yourself, and you WILL accomplish remarkable things.


Austin Steak and Training

Disappointing workout today.

After a full day of recovery yesterday, including a big long stroll around Austin with the illustrious Brad Pilon, I expected to be fresh and strong today. But my right pec is tight and is interfering with pressing. I did a couple of sets and conservatively called it quits.

Might be time for a trip the Active Release expert in Toronto. It's been months since I've been there. Not sure what the problem is now.

On the bright side, I did some challenges that were fun at the end.

1A) Bench Press
1B) Seated Wide Row

2A) Pause Pullups (but using weird grips I'm not used to)
2B) Mobility and Pec stretches

3A) Barbell Shrug high reps
3B) Bike Intervals

I didn't set a bike interval record but one minute all out left me huffing and puffing like I just pulled an early season all-out 40-second shift in a game of ice hockey (back in the day).

Fun times.

Tomorrow I will squat before flying back to Denver for a 10-day visit to the Mile High City and ETR HQ.

Tonight we have more steak and comedy in Austin with the BioTrust gang and my good friends, Pilon, Tyler Bramlett, John Rowley, Shin Ohtake, Joel and Lisa Marion, Lisa's sister, Kareem and Karen Samhouri, and Shaun and Karen Hadsall. So much love for all these good people!

Last night we went to Bob's steakhouse. They have some uniquely delicious Brussel sprouts and a rich rib-eye steak. Good times! But no booze or caffeine for ol' CB. I'm on a roll.

Today...A nice view from the office (hotel room) in Austin this morning ...

The New Early to Rise's photo.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Face up to your struggles, tackle them head on, and overcome adversity every day. Whatever is in your way, you're stronger than it, you're tougher than it, and you're better than it. You're going to beat it. Persevere. Stay strong, get stronger, and finish strongest. Turn the bitter into better. And never, ever give up on what is important to you.

And remember...

You don't need the approval of other people to change the way you feel about yourself. What they say - or don't say - doesn't change anything about you and what you know you can achieve.

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - One more thing...

The best thing you can do tomorrow is get up 15 minutes early and attack your number one priority first thing in the morning. Your success is your personal responsibility. Take action. Do the first things first. Do what matters even if you don't feel like it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dork Alert Workout

I am such a dork in so many ways.

Like in the first 10 seconds of this video:
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Anyways, I also had a bit of an A-Ha moment...I've been avoiding plastic bottles, but today at a meeting I found myself drinking out of a plastic cup. That can't be good. It might not be bad, but it can't be good. So I need to tighten up my habits, and avoid that slippery slope of letting things creep in.

That's good advice for all of us in all areas of life.

Let's recap the week so far. Today is CASS-Free. On Sunday, I had a CASS-Free day. On Monday, I had caffeine prior to deadlifting, and on Tuesday, I had another bit of pre-workout caffeine, but no artificial sweeteners or alcohol. Thursday morning will be caffeine, probably a Green Tea, before an early workout.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

The best thing you can do tomorrow is to get up 15 minutes early. This will allow you to attack your number one priority first thing in the morning. Your success is your personal responsibility. Take action. Do the first things first. Do what matters even if you don't feel like it.

Big bench tomorrow,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - Fight the good fight!

You have a devil on your shoulder. An angel on the other. I do. You do. We all do. And they are fighting. The Devil wants you to stay in your comfort zone.

The Angel wants to see you achieve your dreams. Sad thing is that for most people, the devil wins. But NOT for you. You'll win this fight.

Now your devil might be raising a lil' hell lately. But here's why. It's because he knows he's in the final rounds and he's bleeding bad. Your good habits, your commitment, and persistence have beaten him down over the last few months. That's why he's swinging for the fences. He's scared. It's time for you to deliver the knockout blow.

Every step you take in the right direction, every time you make the right choice in the face of temptation, you put the hurt on your bad habits. You make your Angel stronger and you get closer to your dreams.

Remember that with every action you take today… with every temptation that comes along and with every obstacle that people put in your way. When you make the right choice for your right life, you knock that devil down again. One more time and you just might knock him out for good.

So keep going…keep punching…keep fighting. You will win. I believe in you.

5 Facts About Weight Loss

Professor Bally the Dog here… Ha, just kidding. It's Craig. Bally didn't even finish kindergarten, let alone become a professor. But on the serious side, he and I have put together a short quiz on your most common weight loss questions.

(Answers below.)

#1 – What's the best time of day to workout?
a)    As soon as you roll out of bed
b)    Morning
c)    Lunch time
d)    Before dinner
e)    Before bed

#2 – What's the best thing to eat before and after exercise?
a)    Coffee and more coffee
b)    Nothing
c)    Your Daily Energy shake and then 20 grams of protein
d)    Pre- and Post-Exercise meals according to The Goldilock's Diet
e)    Anything. And as much as you can. Always.

#3 – What's the worst choice for your health and weight loss? And why?
a)    Cardio (because it increases a hormone called cortisol)
b)    Cheeseburgers (because they contain saturated fat)
c)    Cross-Fit (because it's too much, too soon for too many)
d)    Computers (because of the sitting and poor posture)

#4 – Which of your fat burning super-hormones increases by 450% when you do my short, burst exercise training?
a)    Insulin
b)    Progesterone
c)    Growth Hormone
d)    FBSH
e)    Testosterone

#5 – Slow cardio makes you gain fat in your:
a)    Thighs
b)    Butt
c)    Belly
d)    Hips
e)    All of the above

BONUS Q for Extra Credit – What is Bally the Dog's most famous body part?
a)    His wagging tail
b)    His slobbering mouth
c)    His soft brown fur
d)    His 6-pack abs

Alright, pencils down. Time to reveal the answers.

#1 – The best time to workout

The best time is anytime that you can be consistent. You won't lose weight faster if you exercise on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. And if you exercise right before bed it can actually keep you awake.

The good news is that you don't need to exercise for an hour a day and you don't need to go to a gym. Use my new at-home workouts three times per week and you'll save time and look great. It's that simple.

#2 – What's the best thing to eat before and after exercise?

A simple secret to weight loss is eating only when you're hungry. You don't need to be like a pro-bodybuilder, force feeding expensive pre- and post-exercise shakes and pills down your throat.

If you want to lose weight and feel great, the trick to having a great workout is eating not too much, and not too little. You could call that The Goldilocks Diet.

The simplest approach is to have your Daily Energy shake about 15-20 minutes before exercise and then 20 grams of protein after your workout. That's it. There's no need to chug a carb drink (you're not a marathon runner) or to eat a big steak while you're still sweaty.

Just eat when you're hungry and don't eat when you're not. Oh, and if you want to have a coffee, that's fine too. There's nothing wrong with a coffee a day.

For the rest of the answers,
click here to read this article on maximizing your fat burning workouts.

Scroll through the article on the next page to find out:

  • What experts are calling the worst exercise for your weight loss and health
  • The #1 Fat-Burning Super Hormone you need to boost for faster results
  • The dangers of slow cardio (where it makes you gain weight)
  • The one exercise that increases your stress hormones and hurts your thyroid
  • How to lose up to 33 pounds of fat in just 12 weeks (like the men and women you'll meet on the next page)
Click here for all the answers to your weight loss questions

And then put my simple and proven solution to work for you.

I want to see you succeed and I believe in you. I know you word hard already, but if you're doing the wrong things, no amount of hard work will get you the results you want – and deserve.

So let's clear up these questions you have, destroy some weight loss myths, and get you the answers and solution you need.

Dedicating my life to your success,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

  PS - The answer to the bonus question is...

…Bally's 6-pack abs.

It's true. A few years ago on a visit to the vet, the examining doctor said, "Wow, your dog has 6-pack abs!"

I'm not making this up. And NO, she did not know that I was a personal trainer.

It was really strange.

But I tell that story over and over and over again.

No wonder he likes going to the vet so much. Smiling face (black and white)