Friday, May 15, 2015

Intervals in NYC and Summits in San Diego

Today was my annual interval run through Central Park with my good friend and business partner, Matt Smith. Every year we have an annual meeting for our travel group in NYC. You can watch a promo video for the club here.


I've been on trips to Italy (drove Ferraris!), Germany (drove at Porsche and BMW), NYC, and the Superbowl with the group. They are incredible's filled with guys that would give the Dos Equis gent a run for his money in the "Most Interesting" category, lol.

Before the run I did a few pullups and mobility drills in the St. Regis hotel gym. Up until last June they had a gym in the basement. It was small and dark but had a good cable stack and some moderately heavy free weights and an assisted pullup machine.

They've since moved it to the 19th floor so it's brighter, but now it's filled with all the Technogym equipment that plagues so many high-end hotel gyms. It looks pretty, but it's functionally terrible. I don't know what leverage Technogym has over the Four Seasons, the St. Regis, Trump, etc., but this junk is in every hotel gym and it downright sucks.

Of course, I know better than to expect much from a hotel gym, but even then, some days you are pressed for time and you have to lift in a hotel gym. It's a shame this equipment is becoming popular. The dumbbell selection was also lighter than normal, possibly because of the new location.

Those are the facts. The best way is to deal with them with HWR workouts.

And to follow today's kickbutt mindset tip!

Tomorrow will be a light upper body day and Sunday will be an off + travel day back to the farm (flight + drive + long dog walk!).

Monday I return to heavy lifting with a squat session on the Canadian holiday for Queen Victoria's birthday. Good ol' Victoria Day. That's Canada's answer to Memorial Day, I guess.

I get a full week out on the farm, a weekend in Toronto, and then I'm off to Denver and finally San Diego for the on June 5-6th.

The price of tickets is going up on Saturday. Reserve your spot today and get ready for an amazing weekend and energetic bootcamp with me & Durkin.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Get out of bad environments as quickly as possible. Don't put yourself in situations where temptation will be too great for your willpower. Cut your losses. Don't feel bad saying no to vices. If you really, truly want to change, you won't let others make you feel guilty for your decisions. Surround yourself with positive people. Get rid of the toxic ones in life.

Change it,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

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