Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Best Workout in a While

My workout today was the best in a while.

1) Sumo Deadlift
2A) Barbell split squat
2B) kb swing
3) ball plank.

Everything felt right. Best workout in a long time.

More specifically, the workout was:
3x3-5 deadlifts. straight sets. then superset (4 rounds) of split squats (8-12 reps) and 20 swings,
then the ball plank superrsetted with foam rolling and stretching

Then we also had a massive QnA session over at Make
sure you stop by and ask your training questions. Here was some of the back and forth:

Q: What's the difference between your Bodyweight Cardio program and your intervals program?

The Bodyweight Cardio program is a 4-workout program that can be used as a standalone workout,
or the individual workouts can be used in combination with another program. The Intervals program
is just 31 ways to do interval training, no set program. You can get them both here:


Q: If a particular program during a 4 week period is going really well, do you persist with that
program or do you start a new program nevertheless?

I don't go more than 4 weeks. You gotta know when to walk away from a program, a workout or a
set. Just when you think you should keep pushing on it, thats when you get hurt pushing too much.

Q: Can I skip breakfast before training?

Yes, check this out - you'll see my friend John Romaniello from Roman Fitness Systems does that


Q: How can I keep my metabolism burning? What are the best workouts?

Your metabolism is always "burning". In fact, most of the calories we burn all day long are burned by
our internal organs...but that's another article for another day...anyways, I created Turbulence
Training for your goals. I highly recommend you try it out. Here's a sample workout

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
‎"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction
you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where
to go." ~Dr. Seuss

Off to an Independence seminar today,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

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