Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tough Leg Workout on the Near Vomit Comet

If you are advanced, take a ride on the (near) Vomit Comet with this circuit.

A) Narrow-Stance Barbell Squat x 15 reps
B) Rest 15 seconds while decreasing the weight by 20-25% and do 12 more reps
C) Rest 15 seconds and move to KB Swings x 35 reps
Rest 1 minute and repeat 2 more times.

My training today: Squats, Kettlebell Swings, Leg Curls, Stability Ball Plank. And yes, I used the (near) Vomit Comet system. Hence the name. But it was "near". Not a full ride. And it shouldn't be for you either. Puking is not the name of the game. Results are. Sometimes it is good to push it to the max of your performance.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Find out what truly brings you joy but does not cost a lot of money. You shouldn't be surprised to find that it's the people, and the little things in life, that make the biggest difference. Realize this, and find a way to get them in your life more often.

Surround yourself with good, positive people in your training environment and at meals…and make sure to include some folks that are more successful than you
(in all areas of life), as you define it. These people will bring out the best in you…helping you "play up a level". And always help others, the more they benefit, the more you will benefit in return.

No matter how much it feels like you are hitting a dead end or running into a brick wall, never lose the love, passion and desire for what you do. Be positive. If you add value and are not rewarded, the easy way out is to get angry or jealous, but the right way out is to add more value. When the world says "no", you say "let's try it again". Never give up on what you believe in.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - To find a mentor:

Figure out what you want to achieve, find someone who has done that already, study them to make sure they fit your values, and then do something good for them. Spread their word. Then contact them and tell them how they have helped you. Then invest in whatever mentoring opportunity they have.

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