Saturday, January 29, 2011

Strange Vegas Workouts

When in Vegas, normal plans always get strange. Even when it comes to workouts, which surprisingly, a LOT of people stick to when they are in Sin City. It's not just all bachelor and bachelorette parties. The Aria Hotel gym has been packed by 7am two days in a row - on the WEEKEND.

I hit a 6am workout at Aria (nice hotel and a great gym for TT Fat Loss Workouts, but not so much for TT Meatheads):

Bodyweight warmup

1A) Pistols
1B) Planks

2) Front Squat

3A) Back Extension
3B) Ball Leg Curl

4) RDL

Fortunately today was not a scheduled heavy squat day, as I had to clean the bar to shoulder height...since Aria has no squat rack, only the hideous Smith Machine.

Friday's workout was the Dead Hooker Hotel Room Workout. But just as my friend Roman experienced at the Paris Hotel, you can't just order up a dead hooker at Aria Hotel either.

Anyways, check this link for the full free DH workout and workout video from John Romaniello at Roman Fitness Systems:

=> Dead Hooker Workout

But seriously...

Here are today's kickbutt mindset tips:

Take a look at your goals & dreams. Are you truly serious about them? If not, either delete them and save yourself the headache and heartache, or get serious about them and spend 2 hours this weekend planning out how you'll achieve them. If you're not willing to spend two hours working on them, how can you say you are serious about them?


‎"Whatever your dreams are, start taking them very, very seriously." - Barbara Sher

So identify what needs to get done. Do it. No excuses...If there is something you've been meaning to do, or someone you've been meaning to talk to, make today the day.

BTW, here's a highly recommended book for folks who want to make a big change in their life (or help others change) -- "Switch" by Chip and Dan Heath. Also recommended by Dr. John Berardi. So if you think I'm an idiot, at least listen to him.

Have a strangely fun weekend,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

PS - I'm now a fashion designer...

...having created TT T-shirts for you...and you get free lil' TT bracelets as a bonus


1 comment:

ARD Family CO-OP said...

Thanks for the surprise in the mail, Craig! I got my Teacher Certification in Callanetics last fall, and you were definitely an inspiration toward reaching that goal.

The lessons I learned through Turbulence Training and your personal, professional attitude have served me well in my new field. I'm proud to follow in your footsteps as a personal fitness trainer.

Your enthusiasm and support, not to mention the unexpected happie, is greatly appreciated ~ Here's to a Fit-n-Fabulous 2011!! Cheers, Penne & the CanDo! Crew