Monday, November 19, 2012

Beat the Week with these Workouts

As we start another week, don't forget to stay strong and positive.

Whatever is in your way, you’re stronger than it, you’re tougher than it, and you’re better than it. You’re going to beat it.

Here are a couple of tough minimal equipment circuit workouts to help you burn calories even when you're pressed for time. You MUST do your regular warm-up before this workout. Try my old man warm-up if you need ideas. Here it is:


Workout #1
A) Kettlebell Swings, 8x25 with 20 seconds rest between each
B) Punisher 20-10 Squats
C) Ab Wheel or Stability Ball Rollout or Pushups 3x20

Workout #2
Filmed this crushing workout on Saturday, 6 rounds of 1-minute of burpees followed by a brief 10 second rest and then 1 minute of jump rope with 10 seconds of rest. If you make those burpees count (full pushup and high jump), you're in for GT's. (GT's = Good Times)

And some fat loss QnA from

Q: Best program for six weeks through holidays: TT Hardcore Fat Loss ... TT Thermogenic 30 ... TT 2K12 Workout? ... Want to focus HARD through end of year. Thx. - Lee


TT Hardcore first, if it fits your schedule, and then TT Thermo 30 as the holiday season starts to get really busy. Or if you are already really busy, go right to Thermo 30. Thanks so much, and keep me up to date on your progress.

Q: What is the optimum work-to-rest times, for resistance tabata program? and for how much time total? - George


Tabata training is sprinting done at 170% VO2 max for 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of recovery. What other people call "Tabata" is not accurate. They don't know what they are talking about. So to answer your question, the training depends on your goals, exercises, and time commitment. So far, it does not appear that there is one "best" of anything.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
“Find a time and place of solitude. Look into the distance, and into the future. Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build — and begin to build that tomorrow, today.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

But remember to also...

TAKE ACTION. You only get paid for done. All the planning in the world is no good if you don’t follow through. Be a robotic action-taker.

Here's how to get more done. It starts with identifying your magic time and scheduling your day.

Please read this:

And this:

Two more resources for you:

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Happy Monday,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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