Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CB and Roman and Military Presses

Today you’re in for a treat. It’s a short, burst workout created by me and my ‘evil twin brother’ John “Roman” Romaniello. The workout is below, but first, a couple of funny photos. We do look like twins, don’t we? Just like DeVito and Arnold, haha.

Twins! And here we are at a trainer seminar last month.

If you don’t know Roman, he’s a New York Times bestselling author, a famous NYC trainer (who now lives in LA where he trains record producers, rock bands, and movie stars), and most important for you and I, he’s a stubborn fat loss expert.

For the last 7 years, ever since I’ve known him, Roman has specialized in helping you lose the last 5 to 25 pounds of fat. This is PERFECT TIMING for all of us, because we are just 10 days away from Memorial Day (here in America, as I’m in Denver today and Austin next week for PaleoFX) and just a few weeks from the official start of summer. And besides, there’s never a good time to be holding on to stubborn fat.

Roman knows how to help you overcome the most stubborn love handles, cellulite on your thighs, or flabby fat on the back of your arms. So if you have a big day coming up this summer (like a son or daughter’s wedding, a graduation, or even your own Big Day), don’t worry. We have you covered … and we’ll start with today’s…

5-Minute Stubborn Fat Fix

1A) *Switch Lunges (weak side) – **AMRAP in 45 seconds - Rest 15 seconds
1B) Switch Lunges (strong side) – AMRAP in 45 seconds - Rest 15 seconds
1C) ***Perfect Pushups – 45 seconds - Rest 15 seconds
1D) Burpees or Total Body Extensions – 45 seconds - Rest 15 seconds
1E) Kettlebell Swings or Goblet Squats – 45 seconds - Rest 15 seconds

That’s a 5-Minute Stubborn Fat Fix to add to the end of your regular TT workout, OR you can do this circuit up to 4 times. Add an extra minute of rest at the end of the 2nd and 3rd circuits.

*Switch Lunges => Lunge forward with your “weak” leg. Return to start position. Then step backward with your strong leg. Return to the start position.

**AMRAP => As Many Reps As Possible

***Perfect Pushups => Lower in one second, pause for one second at bottom, push up in one second, and pause at top for one second.

This will turn your fat loss “up to an 11”.

But wait, there's more. I had an awesome workout in Denver today.

1a) Military Press
1b) Front Squat

2a) More Military Press
2b) Pull-up with Knee-up

35 minute session and then off to work to do multiple podcast interviews and coaching sessions.

Good times.

Busy day.

This morning's kickbutt mindset tip:
I know you’re going through a lot right now, but I wanted to let you know you’re doing awesome. It's amazing what you have accomplished in the last 12 months. So just imagine...where you are going to be in 3 years... 5 years... and 10 years from now... because of all the hard work and right decisions you are making today. We often (and I'm guilty of this too) get focused on the short term, but remember, we're here for a good time - and a long time. So keep focused on your long-term vision... for business, for family, and for life. Make time for what matters, take control of your days, and you'll own that life of your dreams.

Alright? Save this message for whenever you need it. Stay strong - the world needs you now more than ever.

Proud of you!

Keep going,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

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