Friday, June 17, 2016

Total Body Training in the Fancy Hotel

One of the upsides of spending days and days and days on the road is that you accumulate a lot of hotel points. I've built up enough to get a free night at a fancy hotel, The Shangri-La, in Toronto. It's Four Seasons quality but for 2/3 the price (regularly). And today it's 100% off!

So today's workout was done in the hotel gym, which is actually quite nice, and big. That's because it's a hotel-condo, and I've found that hotels with residences almost always have great gyms (although that is not the case with the Mandarin Oriental in Atlanta... boo).

Today's total body training went like this...

1a) Military Press and/or DB Press (sometimes I had to sub in dumbbells due to weight restriction on barbells)

1b) Chin-up with Knee-Up

2a) Goblet Squat

2b) Shrug

Good times. Now lots of meetings in the big city. Had a great meet-up with J-Roc, CTT, yesterday too. We had the biggest pots of tea ever. There must have been two Starbuck's ventis in each. No wonder I was waking up in the middle of the night...interrupting my really weird but cool dream about fighting evil alongside a robotic Batman. Seriously.

On Sunday, it's back under the bar at the Stratford YMCA for squats.

Until then, don't miss this incredible steak recipe and video from Chef Gui!


Don't you wish he was stopping by for Father's day?

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

You can - and will - develop more control and discipline. But you can’t expect it to come all at once. That’s okay. We are all imperfect…but we are also capable of making BIG changes. It takes time to establish new and improved habits, but we can do it. So NEVER, ever quit on what is important to you.

Push on to your vision,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

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