Sunday, May 20, 2018

Couple of workouts dow

Got a couple of TT HP 3.0 workouts down.

One will pre-exhaust with pushups, and another (in the next phase) will hit heavy presses followed with a unique EMOM pushup challenge. Good times. That workout humbled me.

There's also a good lower body session in the works, and one conditioning workout is in the books. 

But remember, these workouts are high-performers, busy men and women generally over 35 looking to gain a little muscle and lose fat. They aren't for the 25 year old hard core crossfitter. That never was me and never will be ... besides the 25-year old workout boat left my dock a long time ago, lol.

Stay tuned for more TT HP 3.0 updates.

Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula
PS - The 2018 Perfect Life Retreat is Nov. 8-9th in San Diego


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Still figuring things out

Quick check-in...

I'm still out in the lab, running tests, trying new training methods, and building out the new TT HP 3.0

TT for High Performers

It's still going to be built for building muscle and losing fat, but will also include everything I do to sleep better, travel 200 days of the year at 10% body fat while eating amazing steakhouse dinners, visiting 5 new countries every year, and keeping anxiety attacks far, far away. 

Basically, TT for James Bond types ... but without all the shoot-em-ups & car chases.

Sorry, you can't have everything. 


Talk soon,


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Big News - September 2018

Hey, I'm going to be MIA for a few weeks or months here...

... But in September of 2018, TT returns.

Talk soon,


Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula
PS - The 2018 Perfect Life Retreat is Nov. 8-9th in San Diego


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Salt Lake Turbulence History and San Diego Training

Catching up on some travels and workouts today.

On Sunday I returned to Salt Lake City, Utah.

It was on a flight from SLC to Toronto, all the way back in 2001, when I came up with the name, Turbulence Training.

I forgot how amazing Utah is, and how nice the people are everywhere.

They are even nicer than people in North Carolina. WOW!

The trip was fantastic, and I spoke at a company called Skipio, visited Sundance ski resort, and then had to leave town on Tuesday morning.

No real workouts of note were done.

Fortunately, I did an afternoon upper body session in San Diego on Tuesday:

1A) Pushups
1B) Face Pull

2A) DB Press
2B) Pullup

3A) DB Row
3B) Triceps

And then a squat workout early this morning...

1A) Squat
1B) Box Jump

2A) Good Morning
2B) Mobility

Very sweaty. The gym was really hot... and even humid.

Strange weather for SD.

Now I'm off to do a coaching session with fitness model and former NFL punter, Steve Weatherford, from the NY Giants.

It's going to be a great day!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Haters are really hurting.

They lash out at you to protect themselves.

Don't let them get to you!

Anonymous Critic = Anonymous COWARD

Don't feed the trolls.

Stay focused on making an Impact and having an Influence.

Be positive. Stay strong. Push on.

Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Toronto Time and Workouts

Thursday was an off-day. I took the train from the farm to Toronto, and just walked around for about an hour. That included a little stroll over to see my sister and have a big family dinner.

Friday was busy, and I only had time for a pushup workout in my hotel room before a big Perfect Life Workshop... one of our best ones yet.

Today is going to be a deadlift workout.

1A) Deadlift
1B) Box Jump

2A) Hang Clean
2B) Glute-Ham Raise

3A) Squats (light)
3B) Ab Rollout

Tomorrow I fly to Salt Lake City for a bunch of meetings on Monday. On Tuesday morning it's down to San Diego for two Perfect Life Workshops and then Fitness Business Summit.

Party time!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Success is simple once you accept how hard it is. Once you admit that achieving your goals requires hard work & sacrifice, then you will be psychologically prepared to do the work & make the sacrifices. Then it's just a matter of taking action on a proven plan.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Upper Body and Deadlift DOMS

Hmmm. So I was not as sore as I expected today.

Certainly some DOMS, and definitely different compared to normal deadlifts.

But not as severe, for lower or upper, as I expected.

That allowed me to have a good pressing workout today.

Here's what went down:

1A) Pushups ... this superset wasn't just a warm-up, but sets close to failure
1B) Band Pull

2A) DB Chest Press
2B) DB Shrug

3A) DB Triceps Extensions
3B) DB Hammer Curl

Good times. No tweaks.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"If you hate to see the hate in the world... Do good. Before you post that snarky insult on Facebook just to get "Liked", think about the consequences, and do good. Before you make or share the attack ad, realize that it only makes things worse, and do good.

Do good. Now, forever, and always. Do good.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Strange Deadlift Workout and Superset

Strange thing happened in today's workout.

It was another session with 3-4 second eccentrics.

I did 3 sets of deadlifts at 315 for 5 reps with a 3 second lowering phase and a 1 second pause at the bottom.

In the 3rd set, the first rep came off the floor easier than every other rep.

Very interesting.

Maybe it was a fluke.

Should be some interesting upper back DOMS on Tuesday AM.

Full workout went like this:

1A) Deadlift
1B) Email... seriously. haha.

2A) Barbell Hip Thrust
2B) Hang Clean (light, long time since I've done these)

Great workout.

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And today's kickbutt mindset tip:
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Don't dwell on past mistakes, that gets you nowhere. Focus on what you can & will do today, tomorrow, & the rest of your life, and all of the great things that will happen because of your actions. Get strong, be strong, stay strong

You will need to make hard, uncomfortable choices in the short-term in order to have long-term success, progress, and happiness. But don't worry, it'll only hurt a bit right now, but you'll feel better for a long, long, long, long time.