Sunday, March 23, 2014

Deadlifting vs Crossfit vs Cardio

Well, there was a guy in the gym today who claimed he was hardcore Crossfitter. He's been "doing it since 2007", he said. Unfortunately, he literally had a gut that hung over his shorts, and having seen him in the gym before, I've noticed he's actually gained 30 pounds of belly fat in the last year.


Then there was another guy in the gym. A runner. Only he hasn't been able to run for 4 months because of sciatica. He blames it on the treadmill. Last summer he was running 20-30 miles per week outside, but as soon as he started running inside, he got injured. Four months of massage therapy haven't helped much, he said.

Well of course not. Massage therapy doesn't fix sciatica.

Oh dear. So much fitness confusion.

That's why we've created the event where we bring in experts like Alwyn and Rachel Cosgrove. They've been running gyms since the mid-90's, and are both amazing trainers and business coaches. You can't miss them at the June event. See you there.

Now, onto my workout, which did not cause injury, and which will make me stronger and fitter and leaner, unlike CrossFit guy and cardio guy.

I believe in structured program design. That is the key to success. Alwyn knows it, Ferruggia knows it, Boyle knows it, and Wendler knows it.

The big bosses know it. You should too.

Okay, my workout.

Big Warmup including 5 sets of heavy kettlebell swings

1) Deadlift

2A) Military Press
2B) Snatch-Grip Deadlift

3A) Cable Lateral Raise
3B) Hamstring Curl

4) Hang Clean

Great times.

Stay strong.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else." - Charles Dickens


Take stock of the PEOPLE in your life today.

Getting social support is a huge key to success. However, removing as many of the negative influences in your life as possible is equally, if not more, important.

"If the situation is not right in the long term, walk away from it. Maintain a long-term outlook in all endeavors. Live like you don't have much time left…but plan as if you'll live for centuries." – Kekich Credo #33

Be good,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - See you here?


Ronalda Blackwood said...

Hi, I was trying to find out how to contact anyone re turbulence training on the website.

Seeing that I can't see the videos, I was wondering if they were ok to do with a ligament strain. I twisted my ankle 3 weeks ago and was wondering how intense the workouts are?

Also when you buy the TT 2.0, is it just videos that you receive via a link or dvds?

George Godin said...

Hi Craig!

I also do believe in structured program design. Anyway, thank you for sharing your workout. I will definitely try doing this. I am really looking forward to read more of your articles.

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