Monday, November 11, 2013

Squats vs. Deadlifts vs. Alien vs. Predator

Glutes were tired. Knees were good. Hamstrings were super healthy. Grip was fresh.

And yet the workout surprised me.

I thought it would be a record day on deadlifts and a day to coast through squats and just do the work, never mind about pushing peak performance.

Wrong. (Insert Big Red X from Family Feud.)

Squats were strong. It almost felt like I was still warmed up and more mobile from the 3 rounds of Punisher squats that I did on the weekend. I just kept going up with ease.

Deadlifts were "meh".

And bench press was "meh", too, despite not doing much upper body work this weekend.

Oh well, always learning.

And what a weekend of learning it was with 11 brand new CTT Trainers, and my high-energy partner-in-good-times, Brian Kalakay, Master CTT.

Congrats to our newest Certified Turbulence Trainers, Amy Dodd, Lesa Gutenkunst, Nick Papple, Derek Wahler, Shawn Stevens, Niall Traynor, Joshua Krane, Patrick Ash, Tim Allegretti, Katie O'Dwyer and Gayle Kluesner!! Great job this weekend. You're all action takers and together we will reach our 10 Million Mission. If you're interested in becoming part of the family, and getting free access to the 4th TT Summit next June in San Diego, check out my Mission video here:


Have a great week. I'm off to write up some new 4-minute bodyweight emails for everyone. We filmed some doozies on the weekend! Make sure to check out your free sample at

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
50 days left in 2013. Keep pushing to achieve what you can. Never give up on what is important to you.

But until you take personal responsibility, you will not move ahead in life. It is the single most important mental shift that you can make.

Stay strong, get strong, finish strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - Here's 1 tip you can apply today and see results in your productivity tomorrow

"Do the things that need to be done according to priority." - Eleanor Roosevelt

PPS - "Spirituality is not an add-on to an overly busy life, but an operating system for a simplified life." - Erwan Le Corre

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