Thursday, July 04, 2013

Hot Dogs vs Upper Body Workouts

This week is a de-load week, meaning my workouts are light and quick. I'll start heavy again in just a few days.

Today was extra warm-up, using WYLIT and pushups, followed by light bench, then pull-up ladders (tough ones!), db chest presses, chin-ups, and then a few rounds of decline pushups supersetted with bodyweight rows.

Just a few weights in there, but don't worry, if your gym is closed, we're celebrating Independence Day with a special Home Workout Revolution sale that will free you from your gym

Now let's talk hot dogs...

8.8 seconds...that's how long it takes to eat a 4th of July Hot Dog. (If you're Joey Chestnut, who can eat 68 in 10 minutes.) 8.8 seconds x 3 hot dogs = less than a minute of pleasure VS 48 hours of guilt. Your choice today. No judgement...Just your choice. Stick to your plan. Do what is right for YOU.

Tough but true! You must pick the right friends to be around...

"People with low self-control make better choices when around those who know how to restrain themselves." Dr. Catherine Shea

Stay strong, and Happy 4th of July to my American friends!

Today's KickButt Independence Day Mindset Tips:

Take some time to think today, about this...

“Over and over again, we lose sight of what is important and what isn’t. We need to regularly stop and take stock; to sit down and determine within ourselves which things are worth the cost and which are not.’ – Epictetus

Discipline and responsibility are what separate the wannabes from the success stories. It takes discipline to save and work while others play, but that is your responsibility. Never forget: There is joy in discipline. There is great reward in the feeling you get at the end of a hard day's work, or when you wake up in the morning knowing that you beat your inner demons from the night before. Never forget that feeling. Never stray from what is really important to you.

Stay strong! I believe in you.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - Take action now...

"Delay feeds and empowers evil temptations. Only immediate action prohibits their power over you." - Dan Kennedy

And here are 2 great articles

1) From my friend, Richard Saunders. It's worth reading for both the detail in his writing, and his tips:

2) Start your Independence Day with a revealing historical lesson


Unknown said...

Dear Craig,

I am about to purchase your Turbulence Training program info, but need to know the answer to something. In the intro material you insisted several times that TT can be done for 45 minutes 3 times per week "in the comfort of your home." Now, does that mean TT is a bodyweight workout program? Because if it requires the use of free weights, which it probably does judging by the intensity of exercises as you're describing, then it can't be done at my home. I don't have any weights (barbells, dumbbells, etc) at my home. Period. And I can't afford any right now.

Awaiting your reply,


Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer said...

Hey RV! Thanks for your email. Yes, TT requires Dumbbells.

But this program is bodyweight ONLY
- and gives you follow along video.

Hope that helps,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT