Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Leg Day was a Tough Day and a Truth Day

Inspired by my friend and NY Times best-selling author, JohnRomaniello's leg workout the other day, I pushed extra hard in my own worout.

At Goodlife Gym in downtown Toronto, I did:

1) KB Swings

2A)  Squats
2B) Leg Curls

3A) Front Squats
3B) Good Mornings

It was really great times and a little more volume than normal but shortened rest periods allowed me to get it all done in regular workout time. It's good to get out of the comfort zone.

Then I hit a Starbucks near the Air Canada Center for an awesome fitness QnA on my Facebook page. Many #truths were exposed...

Training #truth

There is no reason to do "extra workouts on off-days". Always make all training purposeful. Don't overdo it. It's those off-days where people end up 'tweaking' something because they don't give their form full attention.

Nutrition #truths:

1) Is chocolate milk a good post-exercise drink?

Yes, it contains protein and carbohydrates, so it is good for athletes and bodybuilders.

BUT it is NOT needed for fat loss. You do not want to consume added sugars if you are trying to lose fat. You simply do not need added sugars. Hope that helps!

2) What do I think of Superfoodz?

Yes, I'm a sucker for superfoodz, like Cacao nibs, Athletic Greens, and other fancy-schmancy health foods.

What will these really do for you? I'm not sure. Either way, we're all worm food in the end! Some of us just might be more superwormfood than others. LOL.

3) What "healthy" chips are best?

None. They are not real food. Do not eat them with a mindset that you are ever eating anything really healthy.

BUT you can enjoy chips if you eat them with a mindset that they are a treat. Just don't make "healthy chips" a habit. It's pointless to try.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Keep on pushing my friend, make every day a little better. Little bets lead to bigger steps and BIG victories!

"If the project is important, don't quit when The Resistance is at its meanest, because you're just about to beat it." - Shawn Coyne

Push yourself,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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1 comment:

George Godin said...

Hi Craig!

Another superb post from you. Kudos for this! Anyway, I will definitely put in mind what you said here that we should always make all training purposeful and we should never overdo it.