Friday, February 26, 2010

Bodyweight workout & Blender drink

Just about got snowed in here in Toronto, but the dog loves it.

Today's blender drink:
1 banana, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, spinach, celery, sun warrior protein, peanut butter, walnuts, almond milk.

(Unlike the spinach, you CAN taste the I might cut back on how much i put in.)

Bodyweight Workout:

1A) Split Lunge Jump (3x5)
1B) Prone Stickup (3x10)
1C) Handstand Pushup (3xMax)
2A)Decline Close-Grip Pushup (3xMx)
2B) Stability Ball Rollout (3x12)
3A) Chin-up (4x8)
3B) Dips (4x15)
4A) Inverted Row (3x12)
4B) X-Body MC (3x10)

Then Sprints (4x60s)

Yep, I did 4 intervals at 10.5mph for 1 minute with 1 minute rest in between. Legs were sore from yesterday's bodyweight workout - I certainly had the fitness to do a lot more.

Today's resource:

3 ab exercise circuit to tighten your tummy

=> Three Ab Exercises Circuit

And today's kick-butt mindset tip:

Kekich Credo #7 - You're successful when you like who and what you are. Success includes achievement…while choosing and directing your own activities. It means enjoying intimate relationships and loving what you do in life.

I say..."Success is not just a number on a scale. Success is living with energy and happily making healthy choices. When you choose to eat healthy and exercise instead of watching TV, that is achievement. This will help you love life and the people around you more. The PROCESS is often just as important as
the physical progress...A body transformation cannot happen without a mental transformation as well."

So that's it...hope you had a great week...

I'll be here in snowy Toronto all weekend working on some really cool Turbulence Training projects for you. No fancy-schmancy trips this weekend.

Instead, I'll be in the lab.

And that should scare you,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

PS - Watch for the TT for Abs DVDs on Monday!


Anonymous said...

I am scared now...

Anonymous said...

Craig: Do you recommend doing intervals if a person is trying to gain muscle? Are intervals counterproductive to this goal?

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

I don't really see the point if the only goal is building muscle.