Thursday, November 11, 2010

LA for the Weekend

Heading to LA today. Attending the Richard Branson "Virgin Unite" charity event tonight and then a bunch of us fitness nerds (including Vince Del Monte, John Romaniello, and Joel Marion) are going to Bill Phillips' house on Saturday. Bill is the author of "Body for Life", and so it will be a day of learning how to help more people around the world make body and life transformations.

So I have a 9am flight and that meant I had to hit a 4:30am workout:

1A) Rack Lockout
1B) DB Chest-Supported Row

2A) Shrugs
2B) Cable External Rotations

3A) Lying EZ Bar Triceps Extension
3B) DB Curls

Lower body stretching.

The music is always better in the gym at 4am than 10am.

And here's a kick-butt mindset tip from Bill:

"There are only two options regarding commitment--you're either In, or you're Out. There's no such thing as 90% committed. It's 100% or not at all."
Bill Phillips

Also, yesterday my evil twin brother, Braig CallEntyne, had this to say aboot all of the "hardcore" people who want to add more workouts to the TT

"Put more into your current workouts before trying toadd more workouts to your current plan. If you can train 'ballz hard super high intensity' 6 days/week, then guess what buddy, you're not training 'ballz hard super high intensity'. LOL. Later bro."

Talk to you in LA,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS  


alex said...

Hey Craig,

I was wondering what kind of sets/reps scheme are you following with these workouts?

Furthermore are you getting results from using different workouts every week? It seems most fitness professionals preach consistency above anything else.

Mrs. Robinson said...


What time do you go to sleep if you work out at 4:30 am? Also, if Braig is your brother, shouldn't you guys have the same last name?

Dan said...

Look forward to your blog after your return!

MasterScott said...

The 4:30 a.m. workout is impressive! I usually do cardio in the morning but hitting the weights that early is a challenge! 100% in, I like it, thanks for the post!

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

Alex, I use a 4-week program. Not sure what you are talking about the workouts changing every week.

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

Braig is evil, and not much for details, hence the differences in names.

As for sleep, 10pm.

alex said...

Sorry if I wasn't clear, I was just refering to using different exercises each workout, but I guess since you're always trying to find better programs and stuff it's part of your research.

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

Alex, I don't use different exercises every workout. I have a 4day per week program that i follow for 4 weeks.