Here's a common question I get:
Q: At a standstill. I train 6/7times per week, 5 weights, 1 long cardio and 2/3 intervals included. I have been training muscle groups (3 sets. 8reps) but I'm not seeing any gains now and getting a bit stale. Any suggestions to mix it up?
What do you mean gains? What are your goals? What training program are you using? If you want to gain muscle, use one of the TT Meatheads programs. If you want advanced fat loss then start with TT for Buff Dudes and Hot Chicks or TT Metabolic Resistance Training.
But please, stop trying to design your own if you aren't an expert.
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Why would you waste all of your time and energy trying to figure this out on your own when I've spent over 17 years, including 2 of them getting a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology, to create the world's best workouts.
Isn't your body worth 77 cents - instead of another wasted 6 weeks while you try and figure this out yourself?
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And another common question:
Hey CB, hope all is going great this year. While traveling what do you suggest as far as travel food? Do you just bring protein powders, nuts, etc?
Yes, and then go to the grocery store as soon as you land. I covered this recently on my blog at
If all else fails, remember the 7-word diet to follow: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." - Michael Pollan, "Food Rules"
Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
"You don't have to live your life the way others expect you to. You can do good things for yourself and make the world a better place at the same time." Chris Guillebeau
Help others. "Make a difference. Live a life that matters." Frank McKinney
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
PS - Writing you from here beside the Pacific Ocean in Nicaragua
Had dinner with Rich Schefren last night here in Nicaragua...funny guy, lots of wisdom. Here's one of his previous articles