Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jersey Workout: Part 2

On Wednesday, Jay Ferruggia and I drove back from the Jersey Shore and trained at his gym along with his fiance, Jen. Here's the workout we did:

1) Medicine Ball Chest Passes

2) Squats

Jen squatted 145 for 3 reps. A personal best for her!

3) Rack Deadlifts

4A) Glute-Ham Raises
4B) Hanging Leg Raises

Some of the secrets to success with Jay's system are:

1) Do a full body warm-up including foam rolling & dynamic stretching before every workout

2) Never train to complete failure (unless you want to get weaker)

3) Start your workout with an explosive exercise like jumps or  medicine ball throws

There are few other secrets I'll explain in a future article.

In the meantime, I highly recommend getting Jay's "Triple Threat Workout System" that will help you develop head-turning muscle and fat burning conditioning at the same time.

Check out my interview with him here:


And be on the lookout for his vegetarian recipe cookbook coming soon.

Finally, here is today's kick-butt mindset quote of the day:

"Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage." - Emerson

Your friend and coach,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training & "Just Say NO to Cardio"

PS - Everyone needs a coach.

Even me. That's why I travel all the way from Toronto to Jersey just to train with Jay 2-3 times per year.

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