Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bodyweight 101 Circuits and Deadlifting

The deadlift area was taken today, so I switched up the order of my lifts. Not surprisingly, I was a little stronger on the Military Press today compared to those days when I train it later in the routine.

Today's training for me: DB Clean & Press, Military Press, Deadlift, Rack Pull, Leg Curls, Ball Plank. Good times.

Here's something I had a client do yesterday...and I'm coming up with some great variations of this. Easy, quick, and simple bodyweight workouts:

The Bodyweight 101 Circuit

It's perfect for no equipment hotel room or park or living room quickie workout: Do 101 reps of each exercise before moving to the next: Narrow-Stance Bodyweight Squat, Jumping Jack, Pushup, Lunge, Bodysaw (or Rocking Plank). There are more ways to do this...stay tuned.

Then I did some www.turbulenceTrainingFanpage.com QnA:

Q: How should I prepare for a Tough Mudder? - Kristin


Here's the official TT program:
- http://www.turbulencetraining.com/toughdeal/

.....It's basically a long run with a few obstacles and some big hill climbs (depending on your location). Being able to tolerate running long distances is the most important aspect.

Q: What's your best chest workout? - David


Here's an article on my blog:

Today's Nutrition Update:
Last night, after a dinner of chicken and vegetables, I mixed almond yogurt (made from raw almonds, no dairy) with chocolate whey protein powder. The almond yogurt was good. Nice experiment. Had a few macadamia nuts with it. Those little devils can be addictive.

Today's blender drink: 8oz water, 1/2 avocado, chocolate whey protein powder, handful of raw cacao nibs, two handfuls of frozen spinach. Pretty good. Had with almonds, a spoonful of natural peanut butter, and an apple.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
It's easier to deal with criticism & attacks when you see them for what they really are...they are ways for the attacker to protect themself from whatever it is that they are lacking...whether it is talent, courage to act, integrity, or confidence in themselves.

Criticism/attacks "on you" are not really an offensive tactic, but a defensive tactic by the criticizer to protect their own ego.

Once you understand that, you kind of feel sorry for the attacker, and you can laugh off/brush off the negativity & keep marching on strong. Stay strong and get stronger, my friend.

We are all here to support one another. You rock!

Don’t be satisfied with the norm if you want more. It’s okay to want to achieve special results. The world needs folks who dream and achieve big things.

Keep pushing,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

1 comment:

Wcurtismd said...

Love your motivational points! Turning your blog onto all of my patients seeking fitness and inspiration.