Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Alternative to Triceps Dips and Abs Finishers

Some great questions in our 15-minute fitness QnA today.

Each morning we do one on

Q: What's a replacement for dips? I don't have access to bars. - Rajesh

DB Lying Triceps Extensions, TRX Triceps Extensions, Decline Close-Grip Pushups

Q: If we are a CSCS and want to intern with guys like you Ferruggia, Born, Roman. What is the best way to go about that? - David

Prove that you would add value to their lives.

Awesome session! We'll do another one on Friday as tomorrow I am traveling due to the first ever LIVE Turbulence Training Certification in Lapeer, Michigan. It's going to be awesome. If you're a serious trainer, join us here:

And here are some great Ab Finishers for your belly fat.

You gotta see these.

The next time you are tempted to do some crunches or hop on a cardio machine, use these instead. Good ol’ Mikey Whitfield, CTT, put together three amazing circuits for us (including one on video below).

Ab Finisher #1 “Jumpin’ and Climbin’”

In the first circuit, you’ll perform 6 reps of both climbing exercises.

In the next circuit, you’ll perform 5 reps of both climbing exercises.

Continue in this fashion until you complete 1 rep of each climbing exercise.

For the jump rope, you’ll perform 20 secs every circuit.1A) Jump Rope or Jumping Jacks (20 secs) <== Every circuit

1B) Spiderman Climb (6/side… 1/side)
1C) Jump Rope or Jumping Jacks (20 secs) <== Every circuit
1D) X-Body Mountain Climber (6/side…1/side)

- Rest as little as possible between exercises and circuits. Enjoy!

Ab Finisher # 2 – Swing and Step on the 20′s

Do the following exercises like this:

1) KB/DB Swings – 6 rounds of 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest
2) Hand Step-ups – 4 rounds of 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest

No-equipment option: Replace Swings with the Total Body Extension and replace the Hand Step-ups with Hand Walk-outs.

But wait, there's one more...this time, a FREE abs finisher video. Do a workout with Mikey here:

Get abs without doing crunches or cardio.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Hardly anyone quits smoking on their first attempt. Few people stick to a diet the first time. We all try, fail, learn, and get better. Keep going. Never quit. Stay strong, keep pushing, fall down, get back up, learn lessons, adjust course, come back stronger, and you will succeed!

Stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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1 comment:

Ana said...

I spend a lot of time in airports, including 4 hours Sunday in
St. Louis. But I always look on the positive side and try to get as
much magazine reading or article writing done as possible.

Heck, I even wrote this email to you from Gate A18 while waiting for
my flight and watching the Patriots-Colts game.

This reminds me of a time about a year ago when I was stuck in the
Newark Airport, and I was reading a copy of Men's Fitness that
contained the legendary TT success story of the Kuhn Triplets (you
can see the fat loss story on my site at

Here's some of the tips we used in our plan to help the 3 brothers
lose that last 5 pounds of fat in the last 10 days of the

NOTE: These advanced tips were only used for 10-14 days. That's the
maximum time for this advanced plan.

1) Start your day with water and fiber. I truly believe drinking
12 cups of water over the course of the day helps you stay alert and
stops you from feeling too hungry. As for the fiber, you can get it
from fruit or nuts. Research shows starting your day with fiber
helps control your blood sugar until the afternoon.

2) Eat 1 cup of raw vegetables prior to eating your regular lunch
and dinner. This will help control your appetite.

3) Eat only almonds, raw vegetables, & fruit between meals.

4) Don't eat more than 40g of carbohydrates at any meal.

5) Don't go to bed full. Eat only a small protein snack in the
evening to control calorie intake.

6) Drink 6 cups of green tea per day (3 in AM, 3 after lunch)

Advanced Exercise Tips

1) Add 10 seconds to each work interval.

2) Add in some bodyweight circuits (10-20 minutes per day) done in
the morning or evening.

If you do your regular TT workout in the morning, then do your
bodyweight circuits after dinner. Alternatively, do the bodyweight
circuits first thing in the morning, and then do your regular
workout at lunch or later in the afternoon or evening.

3) Add one set to the first superset you do in each workout.

Use these strict tips for no more than 2 weeks before returning to
normal exercise guidelines and carbohydrate intake.

Go here to get started: ===> Advanced tips to lose inches from your waist <=====

Train hard but safe,


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