Monday, October 07, 2013

QnA and 5x5

Keeping it real with the basics today. 5 sets of 5 for the following exercises.

Close-Grip 2 Board Bench Press
Sumo Deadlift

Can't move through that too fast, so it was a 50 minute workout, with lots of warm-up sets.

Some Facebook QnA:

Q: Craig, what are your thoughts on intermittent fasting and do u feel that working out in the morning fasted is more beneficial than eating anything? - Kyle


1) It's great. Has worked for many of our winners at 2) no. it doesn't matter either way.

Q: What is the best way to gain lean body mass without gaining a lot of fat? - Charles


Charles - Turbulence Training. That's exactly why I invented it.

Q: What changes do you make to your diet when trying to add on muscle mass?


Eat more after training. Extra 300 calories. Start there for 2 weeks. If you want, go 500 calories, or 300 after training and 200 to breakfast.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford

Here's something I learned as a kid that really matters to all of us

And remember...

No matter what happened this weekend, get back on track to being your best possible self. Get better every day.

Dominate the day.

Your dominance begins with your vision. You must know your destination before you create your map. Create your vision here:

Keep pushing to dominate,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer


Jason said...


I love these workouts you have been posting! Are they random things you are coming up with or part of a structured program?

I am about 15%bf and trying to get to 10%. Would you count calories, carbs, IIFYM, fast, or all of the above?

I have purchased your simple nutrition but am still confused on how to get real lean. Any tips?

Thanks Craig!


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

Hi Jason, the workouts I post are my personal program. Top secret!

For nutrition, pick one approach and stick with it for at least 4 weeks. Use either Eat-Stop-Eat, or or go Paleo. Don't mix and match. Keep it simple and follow the expert instructions. Let me know how it goes!

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer