Wednesday, December 10, 2014

One Minute Workout from the New York Times

Interesting day on the workout development scene.

First, a big announcement.

HWR 2.0 is coming soon! During our Quarterly Planning we prioritized a new workout video series. We will be filming new videos in January in Denver and are looking at a Ballantyne's Day release in February. There will be 25 bodyweight workouts plus 6 new ab workouts and maybe a few other bonus programs. Stay tuned...

Next, a very interesting 1-minute interval research study from my alma mater. I did my undergrad and Master's Degree at McMaster University, and hung out with this researcher, Marty Gibala, quite a bit at the Grad Club. :) He's a great guy, and smart as heck.

I knew this day was coming, and was not surprised to see more proof that INTENSITY rules (like O'Doyle). Learn about the one minute workout (total hard training time) here:


Finally, today's workout:

1A) Crow Pose
1B) KB Swing

2A) DB Press
2C) KB Swing

3A) Close-Grip Pushup
3B) You know where this is going...

Total Swings = 250

Good times.

Deadlifting on Friday.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Make your decision. Hold your ground. Stay strong! One of the most difficult things about losing fat is peer pressure (from both the ignorant and immature). It is the toughest test of your commitment.

If you want to succeed, you have to lay the ground rules. There is no room for debate. You are either in or you are out.

You might just surprise some folks when you show them that life can go on if you don't eat junk food and sugary treats with them. Be loud and proud of what you are doing.

There are more folks secretly wishing someone will take charge and be a healthy role model for them. It might not happen overnight, but if you continue to lead by healthy example – without preaching or being condescending – you can build an entourage of social support and people who want to be healthy like you. This will build powerful relationships that will take your health to the next level.

Stay strong and push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

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