Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Disappearing from the Internet

Had enough. Disappearing from the Internet.

Here's 5 reasons why:

=> Turbulence Training Secret Society

My workout today:

1A) Deadlifts

2A) Stepups
2B) RDLs with shrugs

Really busy gym today and kind of messed up my workout plan. But you just have to adapt and use exercise substitutions that make sense.

Today's training resource:

Advanced body transformation tips from Erik Ledin - surprising advice on training with low body fat

=> Erik Ledin's Body Transformation Tips

Also did another great QnA session today on Facebook:

Q: I have read some of your suggestions to keep up with the research as a trainer. Which i feel is a very important thing. I am having a tough time knowing what research is the best. What journals / fitness information do you suggest for trainers to keep up with the latest workouts/exercises/nutritional advice, etc. Thanks so much!


Tough question though, because to stay really on top of things you're looking at hours and hours each week. I get alerts from about 50-75 journals each week. I recommend reading guys like Alwyn Cosgrove, Alan Aragon, Brad Pilon, listening to my podcast, and letting us funnel it to you. Or again, set aside 5-10 hours per week...tough when you're already a busy bootcamp owner.

Q: Here's the thing: I play squash intensively once a week and do TT at least 3 days per week. I was brisk walking on all "off days". However i'm now taking up Krav Maga which I plan to do two days per week and which I don't want to substitute TT for. To fit all this in to my weekly schedule it will look something like:

Mon: Squash (90 mins)
Tues: Krav Maga (90 mins incl 30 mins conditioning)
Wed: TT
Thurs: Krav Maga (90 mins incl 30 mins conditioning)
Fri: TT
Sat: 30 Min brisk walk
Sun: TT

The Krav Maga place only does Mon-Thurs, so can't space that out more evenly in the week.

1st Q: would a plan like this allow for adequate muscle recovery or will I be risking "over training"?

2nd Q: If I did TT in the morning and Krav M in the evening and rested fully on off days, would that be better?


Tim - Interesting. 1) The TT in the morning, Krav at night is probably the better way to do it. 2) You should also ask Brad Pilon because he does Krav. He'll know about recovery. 3) The big issue to me is "will krav beat you up and therefore increase your injury risk, especially at the start". 4) In reality, something's gotta give.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

The greatest obstacle to our success and progress is our own internal resistance. We must ask ourselves what we want and then identify everything that we are doing that gets in the way of our achievement. Then we need to find a way to overcome all of this self-sabotage if we are to truly succeed. A tough task, but one that you'll do if you are serious about your goals.

And today's Internet Independence tip:

"You gotta get the conversions first. Then when you get the conversions, you get the traffic. Then when you get the traffic, then you get the women." - Tony Montana...

No but seriously, if you want traffic, you need to work on your conversion (copy) first, rather than being obsessed with more traffic. It's a difficult lesson to accept, but possibly the most important one I can give you.

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Certified Turbulence Trainer

1 comment:

chianda said...

Great post. Speaking of disappearing from internet, the TT podcasts have stopped thru itunes. Is it just me?
Ex triathlete - getting better results from TT