Monday, March 15, 2010

The TT Abs Gauntlet Workout

So on the weekend I dreamt up a new workout program...The Turbulence Training Gauntlet.

And today, I tried one of the workouts from that program, "The TT Abs Gauntlet".

Well, let's just says its, "The TT Abs Gauntlet Workout" 1 - Craig 0.

It beat me. So back to the drawing board and I'll try another version on Wednesday.

Although its not as bad as the time I tried the original TT Bodyweight 1000 - I was "this close" to going to the hospital after that one...I had to go through 3 more versions to make it safe for public consumption.

Today's workout...

1) Repeated Jumps (4x4)

2) Deadlift (3 sets using 315)

3A) GM (2x10)
3B) BB Shrug (2x12)
3C) BB Lunge (2x8)

Then the Abs Gauntlet.

NOTE: I did warmup sets of deadlifts between sets of jumps and my jump peaked after a deadlift set of six resp of 185...but did not get better after a warmup set of 225. But adding in light sets of deadlifts and squats will boost your jump every time.

Over to Facebook...

One question that came up over and over again today was, "What should I do on my off-day workouts?"

The answer:

Its up to the individual...just don't do so much that you can't recover from - or prepare for - the real workouts in your program. That's a big mistake folks make, going too hard on off-days and hurting the quality of their real training.

That's why I recommend only 3 bootcamp workouts per week in my new program here:

=> 31 new TT bootcamp workouts

Stay strong and train smart,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS



Andre Budnick said...

you said the abs gauntlet beat you, but you never said what it was you did, that is what i really want to know. call me crazy but i'm always looking for the next crazy workout that will push me further than i thought i could go. the harder i go at it today the harder i can go the next workout day. it's crazy but my body just keeps up with everything i throw at it. a workout can kick my butt on monday, but i can come back and hit it even harder on tuesday or the following monday.

so please when you run into workouts that kick your butt don't keep them from us cause there are people like me that want that kind of workout.

also i would love to see more posts on metabolic resistance training for intervals, i have been using one you posted awhile back and can get through it 2 times in 15 minutes. i think it may be time for a change.

Frank Dobner said...

I am not seeing the bigger picture of your whole strength and cardio training program.

I would like to hear about that. Thanks.