Saturday, June 30, 2012

Legs and dog walks

My training: Squats, box jumps, bulgarian split squats, RDLs. Lots of big dog walks this weekend.

And for fat loss, don't forget this diet vs exercise lesson over the weekend and upcoming holidays
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Q: Opinion on Keeping a food diary? If yes, how strict? A brake down of macro's and calories or just a balance meal plan?

If you struggle with nutrition for fat loss, I highly recommend it. The more you struggle, the more important it is. Try or CalorieKing or spark people or some of the apps. Lots of great things you could use.

And the official review of the TT Summit is up here:

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Be good, be passionate, and add value to the world. There are amazing opportunities out there for you because the world is full of problems that need solving. Be a value adder. Focus on the process and let the outcome take care of itself (ok, not entirely, but definitely have to have some business strategies...but the most important component of long-term success is adding value...the day you stop that, is the day the business starts to die).

"The wise man puts himself last and finds himself first." - Lao Tsu

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face...You must do the thing you think you cannot do." – Eleanor Roosevelt

Since I'm an expert on screwing up & starting over, I have an personal/expert article for you on Starting From Scratch

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Friday, June 29, 2012

Power Fat Loss Loses Out To Meathead Training

Due to popular demand, I've been working on a new "Power MRT Fat Loss Program". Today's plan was to experiment with the circuits on some (human) guinea pigs.

Going to release it as a bonus for John Romaniello's SuperHeroFatLoss program on July 17th. Fun stuff, I promise you.

Unfortunately, today's experimental Power Fat Loss MRT workout deteriorated into a TRX Meathead arms session. Oooops.

By the way, don't forget about this sweet #Meatheads workout deal to kick-off summer

To my surprise, hundreds of men AND women have grabbed a copy since I made it available last night at 5pm.

And here's why...all of the magazines and other non-TT programs they've tried have left them with the wrong type of body.

Too many men and women are focused on losing weight when they already have the dreaded "skinny-fat" body.

The solution is not to do lots of running, like a soccer player, but to become a silly old Meathead like me.

So if you need to get lean and gain muscle, here's your solution.

Get The Muscle You Want In The Least Amount Of Time <= ($7 system)

You'll train 3 to 4 days per week.

You'll use the best multi-muscle, metabolic,lean mass building movements
possible. And you'll do it all according to proper training guidelines, so you
won't end up with injured elbows, shoulders, backs, or knees.

I've put this system on sale for the first time ever because it's summer, and
everyone wants to be lean and showing off their muscles.

Get the Meatheads System for $7 here

Get a better body fast before summer runs out

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
"Success comes to those who become success-conscious. If you don't aim at an object, how do you think you can get it?" — Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts

You must look at what could be, not what is. You can change. Things can be different. It's up to you. So much can be accomplished with a long-term vision and resilience to short-term setbacks.

Every minute you procrastinate on adding value to the world, someone out there continues to suffer because they aren't getting your help. That makes you a big meanie, so stop procrastinating, and start taking action to help more people. Complete your solution-to-their-problems and get it out to the world.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Get Lean and Gain Muscle at the Same Time

I grew up bodybuilding.
That is to say, I grew up wasting my time and destroying my
shoulders in the gym - all in attempt to gain muscle.
It wasn't until my 2nd year of college that I figured out the
best resistance training program.
As you know, most traditional bodybuilding workout programs
tell you to train one body part for up to 90 minutes, 5 to 6 days
a week... in a smelly underground gym (okay so I added the smelly,
underground gym part, but it's probably true).

While this type of excessive training can help you gain muscle,
it's a time-sucking, inefficient use of your precious time.
And the worst part of all...

... your tireless dedication is rewarded with a greater chance of
suffering an overuse injury.
My right shoulder is FOREVER messed up from training six
days per week at age 18.
But I have good news.
The TRUTH is that you really only need to lift 3-4 times a week to
get lean and build muscle at the same time.

Get The Muscle You Want In The Least Amount Of Time <= ($7 system)

With 3 to 4 off-days built into your program, the Turbulence
Training Meathead System gives your body the rest it desperately
needs to repair damaged muscle tissue and lighten the stress load
on your joints - both of which are essential for preventing
needless injuries and building muscle.

But you also gain one more HUGE advantage with the TT for
Meatheads System - more free time to do whatever you want (so
you can show-off your new body).

I've put this system on sale for the first time ever because it's summer,
and everyone wants to be lean and showing off their muscles.
Gain the right amount of muscle with fun workouts and no injuries,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

If You Want to Help People

Here's one of the most important motivational quotes you'll ever hear. It's from American author and poet, Maya Angelou, who said…

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."


That's powerful.

And it's true.

Don't you think this is worth remembering when you work with your clients?

What they want is to be recognized and appreciated, because most people don't get that at home or at work.

But if they get it from you, they'll stay with you forever.

Now I've got another one for you…

"You cannot brighten another's path without lighting your own." - Frank McKinney

There's a big lesson here for you…

…if you want to improve yourself, then you MUST become a teacher and mentor to MORE people.

The teacher always learns as much, if not more, than the student.

And the more you learn, the more you can help others, and the positive cycle continues, making you better and better at what you do, and allowing you to help more and more people.

Changing someone else's life will change yours for the better, too.

Today's Training Resource: I have a few workouts in this one


Q: Hi Craig, what do you personally do when everything is going against you and how do you keep your persepctive? thanks - Rachel

Focus on my vision, remember my network of people I don't want to let down, and realize that nothing bad lasts forever. That's why one of my motto's in life is "It will all be over soon". Both good times and bad, so enjoy them all.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Measure PROGRESS, not perfection. Understand you will never reach perfection...but you must celebrate your journey as you improve from point A to point B. Make each day better than your last.

Everything ends at some point. Good times and bad. So persevere through the hard times knowing they will, and be present and enjoy the good times a little more than you might be doing right now.

Finally, I'm reading a new book called, "Start With Why". It explains that Martin Luther King had a DREAM, not a boring old plan. Having a dream inspired people to follow him. You can also find out more in Simon Sinek's TED presentation here

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hamburgalar and Meathead Workout

Someone call 911. I was hamburgalared.

I procrastinated, and I paid.

Last night, I left a hamburger on the kitchen counter. I left the room for a few minutes and came back to an empty plate.

And an excited dog.

He's won this round, but I won't make the same mistake again.

Today's Meathead Workout: Hang Cleans, Deadlifts, Front Squat, Good Mornings.

Now for those of you that missed it, here's a rogue fitness expert report on the TT Summit (secrets revealed)


Mike Whitfield's "Three's Company 3-Minute Finisher"

Today's BIG Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Listen, you will do a LOT of things right in your life, business, and career that you'll think that NO ONE noticed...and you might get disheartened by this...but trust me...taking action equals attraction of opportunity.

Your hard work is NOT going unnoticed, but instead your efforts are accumulating goodwill and will continue to do so until one day - BOOM - "overnight success".

Believe me, I know how you feel...but I can promise you, this is how my dream business came to be...Taking action every day, Strong & Steady, overcoming obstacles and powering through the dips, trudging onward through tough days, and getting energized by great day...all powered by my clear vision of what I wanted to achieve.

So keep going. Keep pushing. Take action and you'll get attraction of good people, great opportunity, and EXACTLY what you want in life. Do not get down, and never, ever, ever give up. We're here with you on your journey, right by your side.

Personal responsibility is the ultimate freedom. When you accept that everything is your fault, and that it's up to you, and only you, to save yourself, then you'll be free. No more depending on others to rescue you. It's your decisions that control your future. That mindset is the ultimate freedom.

Finally, discover how to create your vision for financial independence

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Be PRO-Active

No lifting today, so we're focusing on self-improvement.

Here's one of my secrets to success.

Reactive people try to "find time" for important things. Proactive people MAKE time for important things. Big difference. And that's why Reactive people struggle while Proactive people succeed. Choose how to use your time wisely on the right things. Be PRO-active, not RE-active.

Now, for all trainers who want to be part of a big mission that is going to change the fitness world...

The Turbulence Training Certification and One Million Transformation Mission is now open for FIVE trainers to get started.

I'm excited to work with you and will be eternally grateful for your support of the One Million Transformation Mission


Now, from our sessions. These have built up over the last week, so here's a good summary of your great questions and my experience-based answers:

Q: Hey Craig, How does one go about staying focused on one project? I feel like I have so many opportunities I want to hit! - Andrew

You must prioritize them and say no to the projects that are not going to make the biggest impact on your vision. Steve Jobs is famous not only for what he did do, but for what he chose not to do. Make sure you have your vision and let it guide you. Watch this:

Q: What would you recommend are essential daily tasks to keep your business running optimaly, and working towards growth? - Pablo

Driving revenue. That is your number one task in the business. It's like breathing. No revenue = no business. No oxygen = no life. Most people spend way too much time on non-essential items, and forget about what keeps a business alive.

As the old saying goes, "Nothing happens until someone sells something."

Q: How can I stay productive when Facebook is a major procrastination tool? - Chantelle

You need to identify what is most important in your life. You need to come up with 2 solutions (or more) to your FB problem. You could get an Internet blocking (Internet Freedom) program. Google it. Also, read my Time Management Kindle book found on Amazon.

Q: Suggestions for creative time/magic time while traveling? Want to still create while I'm away, so would you suggest just trying to keep as close to normal schedule as possible?

You bet. I was getting up at 1:30am in San Diego (which was 4:30am EST). And even when I went to Asia this year, I immediately switched my mind to stick to the same schedule. Everything's better when you get up earlier and attack the project...and make sure that the night before you outline what needs to be done in the morning.

Q: I have a new eBook that I wrote titled "57 Ways to Reboot and Recharge Your Life" based on over 10 years of experience and experiments. Do you recommend that I give that away at first in exchange for email addresses to build an audience and list? - Luther

People don't want 57 things. They want ONE thing. ONE big secret that can change their lives immediately. Come up with a 5-7 page free report on the ONE solution to their biggest problem. Start with that.

Q: Craig, will you be hosting or a guest in any future ETR seminars or workshops in the coming months? If so, how would someone be able to find them online? Thank you for your time! - Michael

We will post all of our events on this page and through our newsletter at Trust me, if we're doing something, you will hear about it.

Q: Hey Craig, could you recommend a resource for starting and customizing a WordPress blog? - Lukas

We covered this in the July issue of Financial Independence monthly (step by step guideline). It will be up this week.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Measure PROGRESS, not perfection. Understand you will never reach perfection...but you must celebrate your journey as you improve from point A to point B. Make each day better than your last.

The next time you let fear stop you from taking action on a project, or writing an email, or filming a video, or doing a small seminar (or a large one like the TT Summit), think of this…

...Every time you delay your projects, dozens, if not hundreds or even thousands of people, continue to sit at home hurting because you are holding back the solution to their problem.

For more on this subject, check out what readers are calling my best motivational (biz) email ever

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Monday, June 25, 2012

New Workout and Nutrition Ideas

The August Men's Health is packed with new exercise ideas and helpful high performance training tips - grab it. I have back to back fitness info jacks on pages 56 and 58.

Today's training: Bench, DB Row, DB press, CSR row, bodyweight triceps extensions, and ring pullups (neutral grip). The rows were high reps so I had an upper back pump…those aren't common among your normal gym rat, but they are sure are interesting.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
We cannot control what others do or say, but we have TOTAL control over how we think and act. We don't have to be angry, jealous or sad. We can be strong, optimistic, and positive. Control your mind, control your days, control your weeks, control your life.

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. #MondayMottoforLife

Done your vision yet? If not, watch this free video for help

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – A few of the Olympic athletes profiled in the Men's Health magazine are gluten free.

Try The Gluten Free Diet Solution today for just $4.95 here.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

One Million Mission

Today's training - 10 sprints up the legendary San Diego Convention Center steps. About 25 seconds each.

During sprint 8 I was reminded to share the video of my One Million Mission with you


Mike Whitfield's "3's Company" metabolic finisher that he shared at the TT Summit yesterday was intense. The bootcampers loved it. Great workout

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
If you fall "off the wagon", cut your losses, don't worry about it, and get right back on track. Immediately. It's minor damage that can be dealt with.

You must look at what could be, not what is. You can change and things can be different. It's up to you. So much can be accomplished with a long-term vision and resilience to short term setbacks.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - I feel like the hostess from Romper Room saying this...

...but I want to thank Beth, Danny, Debby, Rick, Sylvia, Sarah, Alfredo, Mark from Japan, Lisa, Tim, Laura, Alycia, Charles, Glen, Adam, Seth, Jay, Michelle, Mark, Matt, Sean, Emilee, Jolene, Chris, Brandon, Shannon "The Cannon", and ALL of the other attendees...

...and all of the TT Trainers - Christine, Gillian, Valetta, Gretchen, Lesa, Joseph, Daniel, Ray, Rob, Scott, Brian, and the TT Trainer of the Year - Mike Whitfield...

...and my team of Cara, Diana, Alwyn, Bedros, Heather...

for being a part of the 2nd TT Summit.

Mark these dates for the 3rd TT Summit - June 21-22, 2013. Ah, yeah!

PPS - Anyone else have a crush on the Romper Room hostess when they were 5? I know I did.

PPPS - Enough being silly...go watch the One Million Mission video here. And let's change the world.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

TT Summit 2013

Almost time to run two TT Bootcamp workouts at the TT Summit here in San Diego.

You can see some photos of the event at - including a "Craig Sandwich".

I'm 99% sure it will be June 21-22, 2013 in San Diego. Save those dates.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Everyday take baby steps to improvement…be a little better than yesterday. Build a lifestyle with better choices day-by-day. "Achievement comes from the sum of consistent small efforts, repeated daily." – Kekich Credo #74

We control our realities with our thoughts. One person sees "no" as personal rejection, another sees it as an opportunity to learn, improve, and get closer to a yes. Choose your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations very, very carefully.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Friday, June 22, 2012

TT Summit 2

The 2nd Turbulence Training Summit starts in a couple of hours. One of our special guests is the legendary, Alwyn Cosgrove. I've collected a lot of great quotes from AC over the years. Here's one of my favorites.

"The single most important part of the process is goal setting. You need to really want to get amazing results and be prepared to do whatever you are asked to get them. It's not hard to get the results -- it's building that overwhelming desire that counts. Most people think – 'Well - this cake won't hurt me will it?' I get my clients to think, 'Will this help me or not? Is this a positive step or not?' Once you get that -- you're a hit." – Alwyn Cosgrove, TT Summit 2012 speaker

Time to bring the energy.
Today's training: Today's training: Box Jumps, Squats, BB Split squats, RDLs.

Here's yesterdays workout tip, the 4am 4-minute bodyweight finisher

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
We can all get more done. We can all do more work. We can all stop procrastinating and wasting time. What motivation do you need?

We don't always win. But if we fight the good fight and we stay strong, we will keep moving towards our goals. Never, ever, ever give up.

And the TT Summit Slogan:
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Finally, people often ask me, "What do you do when things are going bad? How do you keep going?" The answer for me is to focus on my vision and to be optimistic about the future. Looking towards a bright future motivates me no matter how rough the day might be. Today, Alex Green explains why it is so important to have that positive bias in life.


Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Thursday, June 21, 2012

San Diego and Success

Here's why I love being in San Diego. First, it's San Diego. Awesome city. At the top of my list if I ever moved to the good ol' USA.

Second, it's got a great gym, Fit Athletic, that I'll be going to on Friday.

Third, it's easy to get up early when you go from the East Coast to the West Coast.

That meant I was up so early here in my hotel in San Diego that I'm sure some other guests hadn't even gone to bed yet.

And at 4am I was down in the hotel gym (decent, lots of open space) for my own bodyweight cardio workout.

Did a sample circuit from the TT Bootcamp session I'll be teaching at the TT Summit on Saturday morning. More details on that next week. But for now, you can do bodyweight cardio at home with this:



Q: Craig, can you recommend resources for mastering financial management. I have great intentions with handling money, but tend to fall short of them. Goal, I have. It's the day to day money management that stymies me. Thanks!

I recommend reading Susan Fujii's blog and free report from She's great at making complex stuff into easy to understand information. Also, approach your finances like you would Time Management. Instead of identifying where your time goes each day, identify where your money goes. Then identify two solutions to every financial obstacle. I don't need to tell you that you must not spend more than you earn, but it's worth mentioning. Also, read Mark Ford's great article here on the Golden Buckets of Savings -

Q: How do you handle organization? I'm like Pig Pen, instead of dirt it's clutter. As soon as I get my desk organized it's back to the way it was only days later. I've yet to find a system that works for me.

I'm not sure what specific area you need help with, but I organize my day with a priority list. All of that is covered in my Time Management book (you can get from Amazon for 99 cents). For my desk/home, I am the opposite of a hoarder. I'm an 'expender' (not a real word, but there are no accurate antonyms). I don't keep stuff I don't need. The things I do keep on my desk are arranged in organized piles. There's just no need to have a lot of stuff (on your desk, in life, on shelves, etc.) Purge it. That will help. Hopefully I answered your organization question. I don't teach this, so I don't have a formal answer to share.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
There is no one thing that makes you "successful". For some, it might be raising a healthy, happy, tight family. For others, it might helping dozens, hundreds, thousands, or millions of customers. I suppose if there is one common thread among all areas of success, it's the "Adding of Value". If you are adding more value to the world than you are consuming, then you are well on your way to success. Stay strong. Create value. Help others. So simple, so successful.

"There are things that happen in life that we can't control. But we can control the way we respond to them." – Mark Ford

Make sure you get one MAJOR project done before checking email each day. This is the 'fight of your life' in terms of productivity. WIN it.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Life and Lifting Basics

I'm flying to San Diego. Right now. I like flying to San Diego because, for one, you end up in San Diego. The second reason is that it's one of the few Air Canada flights that has in-flight wi-fi.

This trip to San Diego is special. When I arrive, it will be off to the hotel to prepare for the 2nd Turbulence Training Summit. We have Bedros Keuilian, Alwyn Cosgrove, Cara Eckerman, Mike Whitfield, and others presenting to almost 100 people.

Last year, our 1st event, was amazing. This year will surely top it. Looking forward to a life-changing weekend for our attendees.

No training for me today, but I will head to Fit Athletic on Friday morning for a squat workout and Sunday for a bench workout.

But you will get some words of wisdom on lifting basics today, from the master of one of the simplest, most effective strength building programs in the world, Jim Wendler.

"Lift to get strong, jump to be fast – don't do anything unnecessary." - Jim Wendler

The last part of that advice is more and more important as you get older.

Now over to today's

Q: what is the one thing that makes a person successful?

There is no one thing. There is no thing for anything. For some, it might be raising a healthy, happy, tight family. For others, it might helping dozens, hundreds, thousands, or millions of customers. I suppose if there is one common thread among all areas of success, it's the "Adding of Value". If you are adding more value to the world than you are consuming, then you are probably well on your way to success.

Q: How do you go about connecting with a mastermind group?

You have to invest time and money. You either have to invest time in finding people online or offline, or you find a coach you connect with and invest in their group. ETR has a new online Personal Mentoring "virtual mastermind" program coming out in July.

Q: Please teach me how to manage my time.

My best tips are here and in by Time Management book on Amazon.


Q: What's the best way to stay focused when setting a goal?

You need to have an action plan. In addition, you also need to have a "not to do" list so that you don't get off-track.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Recipe for failure: Want, want, want, no give, no give, no give.


Recipe for success: Give, add value, help others, no care about getting

Choose the right recipe for your life.

And stay focused on accomplishment, not activity. There's a big difference between the two.

"Everybody in your situation has the same choice: you can rue your situation or you can dedicate yourself to changing it. Accept responsibility for your future. Refuse to complain, criticize, or condemn." – Mark Ford

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Stay focused on this and not that

My main message for you today is simple.

"Stay focused on accomplishment, not activity. There's a big difference between the two."

More about that in a second.

My Training Today: Hang Cleans, Deadlifts, Military Press, Front Squat, Good Mornings.

Today's workout QnA from

Q: What is the best replacement / alternative(s) for leg exercises if you've got bad knees? Program I'm following of yours requires lunges, split squats etc.

1-leg lying hip extensions and stability ball leg curls. Also, go to your doctor to find out why you have bad knees. And also, lose weight. Excess weight = too much load on your knees.

Q: Best rotator cuff strengthener?

I use band and cable external rotations, but also use WYLITs and face pulls to help that area. Good posture and lifting form is also really important.

Q: So tired that I can't stay a wake during the day after I started working out again, what to do?

1) Get a better night's sleep. If there are obstacles in the way, then you must find solutions for them. 2) Stop all caffeine 8 hours - or more - before bedtime. 3) Reduce the volume of your workouts - sounds like you are doing too much.

That's the perfect question to lead into today's

Q: What are some great books to read to help you develop your passion?

I don't know if any book will help you find your passion, but my favorite books are here - - perhaps the Go-Giver is the best place to start.

Alright I'm heading to Toronto today and then off to San Diego tomorrow to learn from Bedros Keuilian, Cara Eckerman, Mike Whitfield, and Alwyn Cosgrove. What a great line-up of speakers. Plus, we'll be talking about Transformation secrets all weekend, too.

Until then, learn about the 4 Horsemen of your body's apocalypse here:

And a healthy diet that is really easy
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Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
You are responsible for your results. Accept your results without casting blame and you'll learn from your mistakes so as to not make the same mistakes again.

You must truly believe in yourself. You must end the "I'll give this a try" mindset, and switch to a "I'm going to succeed" belief.

Stop saying you want to change if you're not actually going to do anything about it. If you want to change, take action today, even if it is just the tiniest step in the right direction. Visit a website to learn more about how to achieve your goal. Buy a book. Start reading the ones you have. Contact people who can help you. Take that first action step. And then take another one tomorrow, and another the day after that. Every single day from now on take another step forward toward your goal, toward the change you want to make. Never stop and never give up.

Now for one more dog walk before heading back to Toronto.

Train hard but safe but hard,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - "If man makes it, don't eat it." - Jack LaLanne

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bodyweight Cardio 5x5

No lifting for me today. Deadlift tomorrow before heading to San Diego on Wednesday. Looking forward to some workouts at The Fit Gym on Thursday and Friday mornings.

Here's a program for you that you can do anywhere, anytime. It's a Bodyweight Cardio 5x5 workout for your home, office, park, or even a hotel room in the dirty jerz or Le Mans, France:

And a workout video for you too…Metabolic training combined with Adventure Race training = this program (prepared me to dominate the Tough Mudder)

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Thank you for helping us get 5000 Likes at That feels like a huge success. "You're successful when you like who and what you are. Success includes achievement…while choosing and directing your own activities. It means enjoying intimate relationships and loving what you do in life." – Kekich Credo #7

"By taking responsibility for your current condition, you also assume responsibility for your future. Nobody can change your fortune but you. And nobody else will. The sooner you accept that reality, the sooner you will shed yhe anger and blame and begin to feel financially powerful. I'm not giving you a pep talk. I'm telling you the truth." – Mark Ford

Failure isn't bad. Failure isn't final. Don't let the fear of failure stop you from achieving the success you deserve. If you're struggling, keep hustling. Keep taking at least one big action step each day.

"One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now." – Paulo Coelho

The most important question to ask on the job is not "what am I getting?" The most important question to ask is "What am I becoming?" - Jim Rohn

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Meathead Morning

My #meathead morning training included a big upper body warm-up & foam rolling, WYLIT, elevated pushup, bench press, db row, db press, pullups, triceps. Good times. Followed by a chocolate milk and a drive around my hometown in a rented Chrysler 300C (fun ride).

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
"When it gets tough, I remind myself that I am doing this because I like to, and it's my choice. I want this." – Kristina Vaculik, Olympic gymnast hopeful

Read more great quotes from high-performing athletes here:

"One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now." – Paulo Coelho

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Friday, June 15, 2012

Set Aside Excuses

Set aside all your excuses and raise yourself up. You can do it. After all, someone just like you, starting from worse circumstances already has. Do your best today. There's no one stopping you but you.

From my friends at MH, the beach battle challenge:

My training: Squats, depth jumps, bb split squats, RDLs. Then chocolate milk.

Today's QnA

Q: What should you look for in a post workout drink for fat loss?

For fat loss, just a protein shake in water is fine. You do not need to force sugar into your body.

Q: Lots of contradicting info out there as usual. So clear the floor on this please. Set and rep scheme for building muscle mass vs. Building strength vs. Enhancing athletic explosion

If you get stronger, you will get faster, and often bigger. There is much crossover between rep ranges. A lot of different programs work. One that I think is most efficient is Jim Wendler's 5-3-1.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
"Everyone must leave something behind when he dies…A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there." – Ray Bradbury, Farenheit 451

Matt Smith gets passionate about goodwill and why it's important in your business/career

And a great Father's Day message from Matt Furey:

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - This week's Internet biz QnA

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Certified Dog Human Whisperer Alert

Woof, woof.
Dr. Bally the Dog here, dogcologist, aka, the "Human Whisperer".
I've come to the conclusion that my human, Bally the Human, (aka
Turbulence Trainer, Craig Ballantyne) is certifiably insane.
You see, he's created over 130 Turbulence Training workouts, and 
he's practically giving them away today for just $97.
However, I plan on curing him by midnight tonight through some human
walks and belly rubs (mine, not his), and so the deal will end tonight.
So for the rest of today only, you can get access to ALL of the 131
Turbulence Training workouts that the insane Bally the Human has
created, PLUS every workout he'll create over the next 12 months...all
for just one single investment of $97. 
That's less than 77 cents per workout program.
Best. Deal. Ever. Get it here:
=> Last chance to save $100 and get ALL of the TT Workouts <= (expires tonight)

But hurry, today is the last day to take advantage of this sale, and
then the price doubles at midnight.
Not only would it help you out big time, but now he'll be able to pay
his dogcologist bills. (After all, my dogcology "human whisperer"
methods aren't cheap!)
Help yourself today,

Dr. Bally the Dog, DMD, DPh.D,
Certified Dog
aka, "The Human Whisperer"

Backyard Body Training

My backyard training today out on the farm was kettlebell presses, trx rows, kettlebell front squats, trx Ys and Ts, trx triceps extensions, kb shrugs, and some sprints.

But not too many sprints, after all, too 'much' is part of the #1 interval training problem you MUST avoid:

While I was training, I was thinking...What superhero would be best at the Tough Mudder race?

So I asked the only man who would know, my friend John Romaniello (Roman).

He said, "I think it's obviously Superman, since he can fly through the course, or use super-speed if he didn't," but he also added, "that said, speaking only of people without super powers, I'd love to see Batman, Daredevil, and Punisher compete in it."

There you go. The final word on the best Superhero for the Tough Mudder race.

But since you're just a normal Men's Health-reading human like me, here's an article for you. How to train for a tough mudder:

And finally, we published a new kindle book with Mike Whitfield - How to Lose Fat While Traveling

Then today's QnA session from MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "" claiming to be

Q: Do you have any suggestions when it comes to putting a business proposal together?

Be clear and concise. Although, frankly, I've never done a business proposal...and I don't think I've ever met anyone who has done one except in their college marketing classes. All the successful entrepreneurs I know just do it. They don't spend time on proposing that they do it. Make sure this is necessary before you do it. Also, you should pre-order Michael Masterson's book, "The Reluctant Entrepreneur".

Q: Hi Craig, how do you deal/work with people who do not want you to succeed if you are forced into working with them by your employer?

Treat people with respect and live by example. That's all you can do. Be the best person you are capable of. What they think/want is irrelevant. And work as hard as possible to get yourself out of that situation. Never speak bad of them, but like any negative situation in life, you must find a way to remove yourself from it in the most positive way possible.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Sometimes the most important thing for success is to simply stay out of negative environments. Rather than trying to do a million things perfectly every day to move yourself ahead, sometimes it's more important to just make sure that you don't put yourself in any negative environments or around temptations. Strong and Steady wins the race. Keep yourself away from temptations that can set you back. Stay strong. Keep steady.

"Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human." - Anthony Robbins

Today's resource:
My new favorite website is Might go broke ordering bottles for friends...but more importantly, there are many great internet marketing lessons to learn from the site. Oh, and did I mention the wine?

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kick Butt Change Your Life Mindset Tips

Stop saying you want to change if you're not actually going to do anything about it.

If you want to change, take action today, even if it is just the tiniest step in the right direction. Visit a website to learn more about how to achieve your goal. Buy a book. Start reading the ones you have. Contact people who can help you.

Take that first action step. And then take another one tomorrow, and another the day after that.

Every single day from now on take another step forward toward your goal, toward the change you want to make. Never stop and never give up.

The life we lead is because of the choices we make. These are the friends we've chosen. This is how we've decided to spend our time. This is how we've decided to take care of ourselves. Our choice alone. If we want our lives to change, we have to take responsibility for the world we create for ourselves.

Channel all tempting negativity into positive opportunity. "Take nothing for granted now…have good days and great days." – Lance Armstrong

Today's Training Resource:
Workout A from TT Metabolic Finishers

Training QnA:

Q: How to use a foam roller?


Q: What's your opinion on 3 spinning (indoor cycling) sessions a week as interval training?

Physiologically, it's fine. Biomechanically, that person will end up with an overuse injury eventually. Could be in 3 weeks, could be in 3 years. But they will. And finally, in terms of efficiency, you could get the same results in half the time doing intervals on a bike on your own. BUT...if they love the sessions, it's their choice. But those are the facts.

And from

Q: When you first started getting up early every day, how long did it take for you to actually feel awake? I'm on my first week of this and groggy for about an hour after waking.

I don't know, but my answer is kind of irrelevant, isn't it? What matters is that A) You will eventually adapt. B) You need to adjust your lifestyle to make it easier to adapt. That means making sure you are also going to bed earlier, with good sleep habits, eliminating caffeine 8 hours before bed, and monitoring your sleep to see what helps and what hurts. Keep it up, we can adapt to almost anything.

Change can come to anyone,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

At the Turbulence Training grocery store

Last weekend I found myself in a grocery store in Golden, Colorado,
in the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. 
We went to get just a few things...some rotisserie chicken, broccoli (I 
can't go a day without broccoli), cherries, blueberries, spinach, apples,
almond butter, and maybe, just maybe, some chocolate covered almonds.
...we were at a Whole Foods (WF), and you know how tempting it can
be to start throwing in every other amazing product from their shelves
into your cart.
It adds up pretty quickly. Well, really-really quickly at WF.
Don't you just wish that the store manager would come up to you and
say, "Hey, take whatever you want, and all that you want, and we'll just
charge you one low flat fee for all access to our products."
That would be the greatest thing ever.
Unfortunately, I don't see this happening at WF any time soon.
Fortunately, though, it's happening in the Turbulence Training world
this week until Thursday.
You can wander the store, going down the metabolic training aisle and 
adding Metabolic Finishers, MRT 1.0, MRT 2.0, MRT Bootcamps, and
even Meathead MRT to your cart...
...and while normally you'd pay $19.95 to $29.95 per workout, for this
week only you can get EVERY TT workout for a total of just $97.
It's the best deal ever for you to become a TT Member. 
But that's not all, once you're done in the MRT aisle, head over to
the Bodyweight Exercise case against the back wall and load up on
Bodyweight Cardio 5, the 6-month Bodyweight Manual, and the 
Bodyweight 500 and 1000 challenges.
Pack that cart full of workouts. Remember - you can get ALL of the
workouts for one low price, so you don't have to worry about how much
they would cost if sold separately.
Then wheel your cart over to the Meathead counter to get a few slices
of your favorite meathead workouts, like "Get Lean and Jacked", or 
"Reformed Meathead Fat Loss".
And finally, as you take it all through the check-out counter where TT 
Team members, Amy, Lesa, Dan, or myself will ring you up, don't
hesitate to throw in some of the workouts we have sitting around the
cash register up front.
Don't miss out on TT for Buff Dudes and Hot Chicks, or TT Hard-Core.
And if you've forgotten a workout, we'll call over the PA system to get
Certified TT Trainer Mike Whitfield to hunt it down for you.
(Make sure you don't leave without taking TT for Amazing Abs or 
TT Booty for Wife. Those are classics.)
Happy shopping. 

Time for me to get back to stocking the TT workouts shelves and creating 
new workouts for you over the next 12 months of your membership.
Thank you for shopping at Turbulence Training, and have a nice day.
Hope to see you again soon,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
PS - We'll be happy to help you load all of the workouts into your car.
Just let us know if you need help. It's our pleasure to serve you.

PPS - This is only for Turbulence Training VIP readers such as...

...yourself, to thank you for your support.

And the workouts will keep on coming for the next 12 months.

Monday, June 11, 2012

5 Workout Boosters for Faster Results

I love finding new workout boosters and "tweaks" that make
fat burning workouts and bodyweight exercises more effective.

Each month I scour over a dozen magazines, two dozen websites,
online videos, hundreds of scientific research papers, hard
copy books, and university text books to uncover new ways of
training to add to TT workouts.

That's how I've ended up creating over 131 TT Workouts for you here.

(And you can get them all for less than 77 cents each today.)

Now in the last year or so, there have been 5 workout boosters
that have really stood out in my programs, including:

1) The 5x5 Bodyweight Cardio System

This powerful, better-than-slow-cardio replacement for
traditional treadmill interval training can be done anytime,
anywhere. There are now 5 versions of the 5x5 workout, and
you'll find them in my Bodyweight Cardio programs.

2) Muscle-Metabolic Resistance Training

This is a new technique featured in many of the 2012 workouts
for TT Members

After bringing MRT (metabolic resistance training) to the
fitness world, I've upped my game and am bringing M-MRT
to the scene.

Muscle-Metabolic Resistance Training trains not only with
intense movements, but also trains your muscles intensely.

Borrowing some squeezing techniques from bodybuilders, your
workouts just got better, more intense, and more effective
for building muscle and burning fat at the same time.

3) The Big 5 Exercise System

The simplest way to put together a total-body workout is by
using my big 5 system, like so:

Squat - I.e. Bodyweight squat or barball squat
Push - I.e. Decline Pushup or chest press
Pull - I.e. Bodyweight row with TRX or db row
Single-leg - I.e. Alternating forward lunge
Total Body Ab - I.e. Plank or stability ball rollout

Doing this circuit three times with minimal rest will help
you get a metabolic training stimulus in less than 20 minutes.

4) The 8/12 "Adrenaline" Shuttle sprints

What are these: 8 second shuttle sprints paired with 12
seconds of recovery, repeated for 10-20 minutes.

Australian research found that interval training (done for 8
seconds on, 12 seconds of recovery for 20 minutes) resulted
in a significant loss of belly fat.

Another study from the same Australian group found that 8
second sprints with 12 seconds of recovery resulted in fat
burning hormone levels.

Finally, a 2nd study (on soccer players from the Ivory Coast
national team) found that shuttle sprints were more difficult
than straight line sprinting of an equal duration.

Combine the two and you have "Adrenaline Shuttle Sprints".

5) 10-Minute Density Sets

I pulled this one out in my "so-crazy-it-is-infamous"
Ballantyne's Day Muscle Massacre program.
This is an ADVANCED, super-fast, rapid results technique.
(Not for beginners)

Do as many sets of barbell squats as you can with minimal
rest in 10 minutes. Stop as soon as 10 minutes is up. Use a
2-0-1 tempo.

For example, here's what I do.

Alright, back to the books and research to find more exercises
to bring you over the next 12 months in TT workouts. My plan
1. The BEST TT Ever - The Ultimate Workout to Build Muscle & Burn Fat
2. TT Meatheads Bodybuilding - The Best Muscle-Building TT System
3. TT Metabolic Finishers 2.0.
4. 51 Interval Training Workouts
5. The AWESOME Diet

Until then, I highly recommend you become a TT Platinum Member
so you get FIRST access to all of my new workout boosters and
unique exercises - AND access to all 131 workouts already made.

You can become a TT Member for just pennies per workout here.

Back to the lab again,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - This is only for Turbulence Training VIP readers such as...

...yourself, to thank you for your support.

And the workouts will keep on coming.

Tough Mudder Injury List

Well, went to the gym today, but can't really do much except foam rolling, old-man warm-up, and dumbbell presses.

My Tough Mudder muscle soreness is still strong, and is focused on:

- IT Band (extreme soreness at the origin)
- Vastus medialis (just above knee)
- Rectus femoris (at origin)
- Forearms (brachioradialis)
- Biceps brachi

Fortunately, rotator cuff and calves are not sore. I was most worried about these muscles. Perhaps it was 'protecting my calves' that caused the problem in my hips/IT band.

Later today I fly back to Toronto. Tomorrow, I'll be back at the gym for another mobility session. Probably looking at my first real weights workout on Friday. That will make it over 17 days since my last heavy lifting session.

My running partner, Jeff Schneider, isn't suffering from much muscle soreness, but his knees are hurting.

So no matter what your fitness level, you can expect the Tough Mudder to put you out of your normal routine for a few days.

Training Question of the Day
Q: I read somewhere (can't remember if it was one of your programs/books or not) that there's not much benefit after 20-30 minutes of cardio. how is that true if you're still burning calories?

I didn't say that. To clarify: Research shows that slow cardio is a waste of time for fat loss. And second, what this point is probably referring to is that you get most of the cardiovascular benefits from 20-30 minutes. in fact, a recent research study found that LONG endurance training DAMAGES the heart

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"Everybody in your situation has the same choice: you can rue your situation or you can dedicate yourself to changing it. Accept responsibility for your future. Refuse to complain, criticize, or condemn." – Mark Ford

Overcoming a sneaky time management obstacle

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

The Real Tough Mudder Review

"Cover your head and run as fast as you can. Oh, and don't slip
in the mud or trip over the obstacles."
That's my advice for you if you ever do a Tough Mudder challenge race
and come to the "ElectroShock Therapy" obstacle. I was proud to say
that the shocks didn't knock me out...but I heard the spectators laughing
at me as I ran through (video evidence coming soon!).
I did my first Tough Mudder on Saturday in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and
my time was 2 hours and 50 minutes. (Average time is 4 hours.)
One of my friends, who turns 50 next month, used my TT Adventure 
Race Training program to prepare and he finished in 2 hours, 55 minutes
and he said the race was EASY. (All finishers earned this cool headband.)
The race also taught me a new motto that you'll probably be hearing from
me more often.

Strong and Steady Wins the Race. (Or at least finishes it.)

Not slow and steady, but STRONG and STEADY.

That's what I kept saying to my buddy Jeff as we ate up the
distance with each step...with each tough stride forward higher
and higher during the ascent to the top of Beaver Creek resort.
Stay strong.

Stay steady.

Strong. Steady. Strong. Steady.

It was really helpful to me in those big climbs, and I want you to use
that motto as you work through the obstacles in your life.
You're tough. TT Tough.
You're Strong. And you'll Stay Steady.
Keep pushing.
Make this an amazing week where you overcome obstacles in your life.


Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - You'll be interested to know that...
...the Tough Mudder race supports Wounded Warriors.
And there was a gentleman with a prosthetic leg who started in
our group, and he finished 3 hours after us, but dang, that's the
REAL definition of TOUGH.
He's a fighter, just like you.
He pushed strong. (Like you will.)
He stayed steady. (Like you do.)
Keep on pushing over the obstacles in your life.
Stay Strong and Steady For Life.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Full Tough Mudder Review

Getting up earlier is the answer to almost any problem in life - because it gives you more time, and often your best energy, to devote to the BIG problems in life. Just do it.

Including, getting up early and going to do a Tough Mudder. I'm all about getting started early, and that's what I did yesterday.

Here's my full 3500 word review of the Tough Mudder event in Beaver Creek, Colorado.


Legs are a little sore today, but they have recovered nicely since yesterday afternoon.

I don't really like to collect stuff, but the Tough Mudder headband that I earned on Saturday is a keeper. Check it out at

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
"There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go."~Richard Bach

Strong and Steady finishes the Tough Mudder race,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
Official "Tough Mudder" (But let's be honest, I'm still a big wussy)

PS - One of my Kiva loans was repaid so I lent some money to Lusine in Armenia to help with her farm.

Kiva is good.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Tough Mudder Time

Everything ends at some point. Persevere through the hard times and enjoy the good times - a little more than you might be doing right now.

That was the plan today during the tough mudder...and I finished the 12-mile course in 2 hours and 50 minutes. It started off real tough with a climb up one of the ski slopes at Beaver Creek. On the final half there was a lot of downhill running. In between, plenty of ridiculous things. I really enjoyed the Gauntlet, which involved climbing giant cliffs of snow. Reminded me of many walks with ol' Bally the Dog.

Note: Bally the dog did not participate. He says he has nothing to prove.

Overall opinion of the Tough Mudder:

Fun, but I'm not sure I'll do it again. I was inches away from serious injury a couple of times...not sure if the risk is worth the reward.

Best memory: Running up the quarter pipe and making it first time.

Funniest moment: I almost got out of the Arctic ice bath without my shorts.

NOTE: If I ever do it again, I need to wear shorts with a drawstring. Oooops.

Full report on the race next week.

There were some people that were definitely biting off more than they could chew with this race.

Oh well, better than not doing anything, as this quote supports:

"If you lose a couple of inches off your stomach, your business down there will look an inch longer." - Jack LaLanne

Here's help if you need it:

If you are new to Turbulence Training, check out this sample workout here

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"If you want to change somebody, don't preach to him. Set an example and shut up." – Jack LaLanne

"There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go."~Richard Bach

How to make your dreams come true (5 tips from my good friend and traveling inspiration, Ryan Murdock)

More of my politically incorrect time management strategies

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Tough Mudder Finisher
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Recovery before race day

No training for me today. Two full days of complete rest before Saturday's Tough Mudder race in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Something to think about with your training - don't do more than your body needs in order to reach your goals. Be careful. Everything you do gets you closer to or further from your goals. Overuse injuries take you far, far away.

Training resource:

Good article on doing more pull-ups can be found here:


Today's session:

Q: How do I deal effectively with interruptions that seems so urgent and which demand attention but mess up my schedule for the day?

First, get up and get to work earlier. Get a lot done before the interruptions start. Second, manage other people's expectations. There should be limits on when they are able to contact you. You must ruthlessly protect your time. Third, be brutally honest about what constitutes 'an urgent emergency'. Be willing to sacrifice certain 'urgencies' in order to stay focused on the more important parts of your work. Something's gotta give. What is truly more important?

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
The more you implement positive actions, the more they become habits. It's just like when you get up at 6am every day for 30 days straight and then try to sleep to 8am. It's actually hard to do. So focus on sticking to a couple of BIG habits at first. Get those 'cemented' over the next 21 days.

"If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve." – Tony Robbins

In order to succeed, we often need to try new things. Venture outside your comfort zone to find the answers you need. Seek opportunity, not security.

And finally, such great wisdom from Michael Masterson

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

BigTime Success Tips

Off to the gym for an easy workout of db presses and rows. Low volume. Week off in prep for the tough mudder. But if you are training hard, here's a workout for you.

TT MRT 2.0 is available now -

Slash stress with diet


Q: How do/would you schedule time for self-education relevant to your business? As part of your "work day" even though it's not something directly money-making? Or elsewhere? - Sean

When I was employed, I added education to every one of my breaks and lunch times, and to every minute spent commuting (audio books in car, books on subway). You have to squeeze out value from every single minute in life. As a self-employed person, I get most of education through seminars, because I don't really like to watch videos (too easy to get distracted) or through books read on the way to seminars on airplanes. You should schedule your self-education outside of your regular working hours unless it's a seminar you are attending. Hope that helps. Let me know if you need more clarity. I'll turn this into a full article as well.

Q: Im a pretty positive person, but obviously get frustrated and into a negative mindset at times. Any tricks to help keep those times to a minimum or to snap out of it faster? - Jen

That's why I wrote my rules and work to live by them all the time. They've made me a better person. You can read them here and use them as inspiration to create your own that will guide you through all those rough patches

Q: How do you deal with self - doubt, especially for self - doubt in the life and career direction that you are going towards. Is there a formula you use to discover if it is time to change your career directions? - Allan

That's a great question. I think it goes back to being aware of the vision you have for your life, the legacy you want to leave, and the reputation you want to build. Believe me, when I was 25 I struggled...and wondered if I would be better off trying to get a 'real job' (i.e. like a lawyer) rather than chasing a business/vision built around my passion (showing people how to live better through exercise). I'm glad I stuck through the was tough, but my vision, my network, and knowing what I wanted to accomplish showed me the true path that I should follow. It's tough, and takes some hard thinking, but that's how I found my answer. Remember to watch this vision video if you need help with anything -

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Recognize that fear, frustration, and angst are only there to help you change course. They're there to help you see that your mental picture is off-target. Put the right mental image back onto the screen of your mind and watch how the Universe lines things up in your favor. – Matt Furey

At the end of your life, when the game of business is done, your family and reputation will really be all that you have left. Not the money, but your legacy. So what will it be?

And don't forget your "to don't" list

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Off Schedule Morning

I woke up because the bright sun was in my eyes. Only to realize it was the Colorado moon. Crazy how bright it was.

Then after a few hours work it was off to the gym for intervals. One of my last training sessions before the Tough Mudder later this week.

After that, we finally released the new TT MRT 2.0 System to the world.

You'll incinerate belly fat and Get RIPPED in weeks because it is the hottest fat burning workout method in the world - that you can do at home with minimal equipment.

Grab your copy here during the 75% off program release sale:


Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Short term pain from discipline equals long-term gain from progress. Long-term pain comes from lacking short-term discipline.

Focus on improving yourself and you'll improve your lot in life. Focus on planning ahead to overcome obstacles, rather than reacting. Be a driver, not a reactionary. Be the cause, not the effect.

Also, fun story...

Really cool experience with Matt Smith at FAO Schwarz on Sunday morning. They have an opening ceremony, and when you go in, all the employees line up and clap for you. Awesome customer experience that is easy to share. Be creative. Have fun. Become worth sharing. Oh, and they have an amazing candy selection in that store. But none for me.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

New and Improved MRT workout

It's ready...
...the NEW and IMPROVED Turbulence Training Metabolic
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is the hottest fat burning workout method in the world - that you
can do at home with minimal equipment.
Here's a taste of what you're getting with TT MRT 2.0...

It's a 4-day program that includes a quad-depletion finisher in
workout A, a brutally fun (yes, brutally fun) 10-exercise circuit
in workout B, two grueling trisets ahead of a mini leg and arm
circuit in workout C, and an abs-pounding Core MRT Circuit in
workout D.

AND you'll get CRIMINALLY INSANE fat loss results with the
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Workout that burns fat and build muscle at the SAME time...

=> Get this special TT MRT 2.0 release package today (limited release)

But hurry, this NEW and IMPROVED fat burning workout program
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Save 75% on the TT MRT 2.0, the highly anticipated follow-up
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Get your hottest body with the hottest workouts in the world,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Monday, June 04, 2012

New York to Denver

Yesterday was a great day, starting with interval training in central park, then breakfast right across from the park, a trip to FAO Schwarz, and then a flight to Denver.

Here's more details on the easy diet I followed yesterday.


My training will be: Cleans, Deadlift, Front Squat.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
"Do more than is expected of you. Life's easy when you live it the hard way…and hard if you try to live it the easy way." - Kekich Credo #4

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.

If you are struggling, do not worry, but instead stay strong and commit to positive action. Remember that every day we keep working towards better tomorrows.

Focus on replacing your bad habits and thought patterns, one-by-one, over time, with good habits and thought patterns. One step at a time, done over time, leads to powerful changes in your life.

We've updated the look of our ETR site...check it out, and my article today on "How to turn your brain off at the end of the day"

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer