Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mile High Intervals

Back in Denver today and had my butt kicked by the altitude during a short interval workout. Tomorrow I'll do a squat workout and then fly over to Phoenix for a few days, then down to SoCal with Bedros. Good times ahead!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Self-Reliance is the only way to freedom. It's up to you to control your mornings, own your day, and concentrate on what counts. Only you can design the life of your dreams and move closer to it everyday.

Keep moving,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Learn to...

...Practice compartmentalization (i.e. pushing out all thoughts, worries, and distractions from your mind so you can focus).

Do not allow yourself to be distracted all day. Instead, schedule one 10-minute worry break per day.

You can feel sorry for yourself just for that time.

Then end the pity party and get back to what you need to do and focus your energy on moving towards what matters.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Chef Gui and The Godfather and The Workouts

Just finished up a great weekend at Joel Marion's. He had 90 people over for his daughter's 5th birthday. One of the highlights was the cartoon artist, and he drew me up as the Godfather! Here I am with fitness guru, Dan Long.

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I also hung out with Chef Gui and his wife. Chef Gui cooked for 90 people. He's amazing!!! But I also learned something...

Never stand beside Chef Gui ever again... he's too dang handsome!!!

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Before the party I did a great deadlift workout, and also did a decent chest press session on Saturday (before a long walk and business talk with Joel on the beach... LOL, that sounds funnier than it was!).

Upper Body Meathead Saturday

1A) Pushups

2A) DB Chest Press
2B) Pullup

3A) Dips
3B) TRX Row

Sunday Deadlift Session

1A) Deadlift
1B) Box Jump

2A) Good Morning
2B) Military Press

3A) Barbell Curls
3B) TRX Triceps Extensions

Today I'm flying from Tampa to Denver for a 36 hour stay, followed with a business trip to Phoenix, Arizona with my good buddy, Bedros Keuilian.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"Don't let anyone steal your dreams or fizzle out the fire within you. Everything you do, including every conversation you have, takes you closer to OR farther away from your goals. Think about that before each and every decision." - Craig Ballantyne

Focus on replacing your bad habits and thought patterns, one-by-one, over time, with good habits and thought patterns. One step at a time, done over time, leads to powerful changes in your life.

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Classic quote,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Chef Gui!

Recently I learned something kinda crazy.

My good friend Carissa is a registered nurse practitioner, a weight loss expert, is finishing her PhD and she's also a bikini-model-fit mother of 3!


As it turns out, she's also married to a famous French chef and cookbook author. And since they've been spending all their summers in the South of France indulging in amazing foods and delicious pastries, they know a thing or two about the Secrets of Skinny French Women.

Carissa decided to take everything she learned in France and as a weight loss researcher…


… and document it into a simple, easy-to-follow weight loss program with dozens of fat-burning, everyday recipes that she put together with her French chef of a husband.

So if you want to:

  1. Eat without restrictions and still lose weight.
  2. Discover the trick to eating pastries and still slim down.
  3. Stop hearing you need to work out hard to lose weight (As Carissa explains: you don't).
  4. Regain energy so that you can keep up with your busy lifestyle (Carissa and Gui have 5 young kids between the two of them!).
  5. Crack the code to a sustainable, "forever" lifestyle that will keep the fat you lose from ever coming back.

… then you owe it to yourself to read about their story, and how they put the Secrets of Skinny French Women into one simple, easy-to-follow weight loss program for you to grab.

See what I mean here:

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Talk soon,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SoCal Meathead with Big B

Hilariously good times Meathead workout in Chino Hills at 24-Hour Fitness with the one and only, Bedros Keuilian. We had a blast. He just used a lot more weight than me and did more sets.

1A) 1-Arm Standing Cable Chest Press
1B) Face Pull

2A) Hammer Strength Incline (I love a wacky Hammer Strength machine!)
2B) Seated Row

3A) DB Chest Press
3B) DB Triceps Extensions

This was more volume than usual, and combined with a few novel moves, it should lead to some soreness tomorrow. Great times!

Now it's off to San Diego to work with a coaching client tomorrow, then a flight to Tampa on Friday to see Joel and do a Perfect Life Workshop on Sunday with him and some others. Great times ahead, too!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing."

... Make NO apologies for how you live your life.

Rock on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Showing off new BK merch with Bedros...

at Fit Body Boot Camp HQ! Happy Ballantyne's Day to all.

Hilarity ensues!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ballantyne's Day Love for the Legs

Happy Ballantyne's Day.

Lots of fun in the gym today... and lots of chocolate being shoved in my face everywhere I go.

Stay strong!

Today's workout:

1A) Squat
1B) Box Jump

2B) Reverse Lunge

Great times!

5 pillars of Ballantyne's Day Success!

=> http://www.earlytorise.com/five-secrets-happy-ballantynes-day/

Hot off the typewriter presses. :)

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Today's kickbutt mindset tip:
"Reach out to your good friends and tell them how much they mean to you. It'll make you feel great, it'll make them feel great and it'll strengthen the bond between you. People in romantic relationships celebrate anniversaries, yet you might have a friend for 15 years and you've probably never gone out to dinner and raised a glass to that. We need to cherish our friendships more." – Carlin Flora

Love on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Coming soon...

The Empire Podcast with Craig Ballantyne and yours truly. Episode one - in the can! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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Monday, February 13, 2017

over 50 fat loss pictures

Q: Hey Craig, can you really lose fat after 50? And if so, do you have any fat loss programs for men and women in the prime of their lives?


Yes, the same workouts I use with every age group.

A workout doesn't need to be changed based on the age of the person. It needs to be changed based on the individual needs of the person.

For example, I've trained some folks who at 51 were fitter than 75% of people I knew under 25. On the other hand, I've trained 19 year old guys who had more body fat and health problems than the average 45 year old man.

Look at how fit Martiene is in the photo above…and she's 74 years young, and still getting fit everyday.
And check out Kerry, getting abs at age 51!

So there really isn't any difference in what I recommend to people age 50 plus. Of course, the Turbulence Training workouts are flexible, and can be easily modified for every strength and fitness level. Heck, we've had folks from 18-81 use Turbulence Training. The same exact programs.

I've also trained 18 year old high school girls and 65 year old women who had never exercised a day in their life. On the internet, one woman used Turbulence Training at 81 years young!

So in the beginner Turbulence Training program, we start everyone down on the ground and I shock them with how hard a "lying down" workout can be. It doesn't matter if you are 15 or 50, if you are overweight you are going to be challenged by the planks, 1-leg hip extensions, side planks, ball leg curls, and kneeling push-ups.

Here's just one of the Introductory workouts from Turbulence Training.

Beginner Interval Workout A

1A) Lying Hip Extension (8 reps)
1B) Plank (15 seconds)
2A) Bodyweight Squat (10 reps)
2B) Bird Dog (5 reps)
3A) Kneeling Pushup (8 reps)
3B) Side Plank (5 seconds)
I can't let an email send without me repeating myself and saying, "Diet is more important than exercise for fat loss". nutrition for fat loss

Hopefully you are getting that by now.

After that, folks over 50 need to focus on strength and burning a few more calories. A total body resistance training program, just like that for any other age group, will work best. If individual modifications are necessary, then we'll make them, but the population of 50+ folks is so diverse, I can't say that certain exercises are specific to that age group.

On the flexibility and mobility front, that might be a different story, but again, I'd still be telling you to use the same exercises I give someone at age 25 (stick-ups, etc.).

Frankly, the only "real" difference, in general, between a fat loss workout for someone under 30 and someone over 50 would be the music they listen to while training.

Agree or disagree? Let me know here!

And did I mention, diet is the most important aspect in a successful fat loss program?

Train hard but safe,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Morning Meathead and Social Media Session in San Diego

What a weekend!

Yesterday I held a Perfect Life Workshop in San Diego with my good friend, Alwyn Cosgrove, and four other students. It was a honor to be the teacher and mentor to Alwyn and the other high performers in the room. One of them, Dr. Kellee Rutley, will be a speaker at the TT Summit this year.

I'll post some photos of the event soon. Next weekend I'll be doing a Workshop in Clearwater with Joel Marion, Mike Westerdal, and a few others.

Riding the highs of the event, I had a fantastic workout at FIT Athletic today.

Sunday Morning Meathead Session:

1B) Pushup

2A) Bench
2B) Ring Pullup with Knee-Up

3A) Close Grip Bench
3B) Bodyweight Row

Before I went, I posted some social media messages, and this one struck a nerve on FB this morning...

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"Whatever is in your way, you're better than it, stronger than it, tougher than it, and you're going to beat it." - Craig Ballantyne

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Go right,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Happy birthday to Master CTT, Peter Jankowski!