Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Deadlifting and Yoga

Back to a deadlift workout here in Toronto today. I also got asked a question about "yoga and TT" that I want to share with you.

Today's Workout:

1) Power clean
2) Sumo Deadlift - 315x6
3A) Rack Pull
3B) Ab Wheel

On my forum, a TTMember asked this question:

"How would you classify Bikram yoga? Would it be for easy day activity or could it be used for the interval part of the training due to it's intense protocol?"

Answer:
Bikram yoga is not a sub for interval training, but it is also not an off day activity. You have to be careful adding that to TT. It really depends on the individual situation.

I don't do yoga because personally I can't stand people telling me what to do. That said, yoga can go well with Turbulence Training. But again, it depends on
the person and type of yoga.

If you are serious about TT, you really can't be serious about yoga (i.e. doing multiple sessions of hard classes) and vice-versa.

Why not?

Because you will get an overuse injury.

So bottom line:

Yoga is fine and good, but you have to decide on your training priority.

Another TTMember asked about the best diet for fat loss...he was worried he would have to follow Jack LaLanne's advice that "if it tastes good spit it out".

That's not true. Maybe in 1965 it was, but not now. You can eat great food and get results.

Here's a great free meal plan resource from my dear friend, Isabel De Los Rios

=> Free Meal Plans for Fat Loss

Finally, today's kickbutt mindset tip (people didn't seem to like this one on Facebook today...probably because it is too true):

"If the situation is not right in the long term, walk away from it. Maintain a long term outlook in all endeavors." - Kekich Credo #33

Hard but fair,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Best Fat Loss Workout System

PS - A great quote I found in The Economist...

...
about how things are going to change in 2011 as people rely less on the government and more upon themselves...

"People discover that by helping others, even when they themselves are suffering, they end up improving their own lives."
Arianna Huffington

2 comments:

BrianG said...

You need to update the meal plans link :) It's missing the last s.

http://www.turbulencetraining.com/freemealplans/

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

got it, thx!