Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Coldplay and Deadlifting

It's been a fun week with Joel Marion in town. On Monday we went to the Coldplay show here in Denver.

This was my favorite part.


Last night we had a great dinner with Chef Gui Alinat, who is also in town to film some new cooking courses.

I've had the last two days off from the gym and didn't get a lot of sleep earlier this week, but after a good night of rest I did this workout today:

1A) Deadlift
1B) Mobility

2A) Front Squat
2B) Hang Clean

Now for a busy day...

...and my first Facebook Livestream.

Today is a practice, and tomorrow is the "big show".

Stay tuned for details.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Never, ever, EVER give up on what is important to you.

When faced with hard times, we have a choice: We can keep going or we can quit. But all tough times come to an end. If we quit, we only make it worse and learn nothing. If we keep going, things might get worse at first, but you WILL be making progress. Things WILL get better. The future WILL become brighter. It may be slow, but it WILL be sure. Never give up on what's important to you.

Make sure to use this mindset to enter the 27th TT Transformation Contest:

www.TransformationContest.com

Talk soon,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Monday, August 29, 2016

Attention Personal Trainers and Business Owners

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Creator, Turbulence Training & 6-Minutes to Skinny
Founder, ETR University

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Certified Turbulence Trainer


flat belly abs exercises

Here it is… as promised.

Your new flat belly abs exercise video and circuit…

…that doesn't require back-destroying sit-ups or crunches.

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-Ab Wheel or Power Wheel Rollouts
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-Mountain Climbers
-Stability Ball Pike
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-TRX Single-Leg Mountain Climbers
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-Cross-Body Mountain Climbers
-Side Plank

That's it!

Watch a free video of these flat belly exercises here

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Ha… that's what I call an "evil Canadian grin"
 
Have fun!

Crazy Monday Motivation

This morning's kickbutt mindset tip will kick your butt. Literally.


Ok, not literally, but it's awesome...


...and it's from my training mentor, Bobby Maximus.


And this is pretty cool, too. It's a Monday Motivation interview I did on San Francisco radio last week.


=> http://www.kgoradio.com/2016/08/22/motivation-monday-craig-ballantyne/


The host, Brian Copeland, is a big fan of The Perfect Day Formula, and so he invited me to spend half an hour on his show.


Fun times, and hoping it leads to more of these.


Now to our workouts...


Last night I flew to Denver and got in late. Plus, since I squatted yesterday and did a Meathead Workout on Saturday morning in Toronto, that meant today was an off-day.


But yesterday I hit my old haunt, the Stratford YMCA, to get under the bar.


Training session went like this...


1a) Power Clean

1b) Mobility


2a) Squat

2b) Mobility


3a) Good Morning

3b) Overhead Squat

3c) DB reverse lunge


Then it was time for a dog walk on a beautiful August day.


I wish I had more time on the farm, but I have a busy week back in the ETR offices as we launch www.ETRUniversity.com and my good friend ol' Joel Marion is coming into town for a Coldplay concert tonight. Should be good times and busy times. I'll send some good updates this week.


Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"I will defeat the person I was yesterday. The person I compete with the most is the old me. Today I will train harder than that person, eat better and pay more attention to recovery than that person. I will better myself physically in every way I know how. I will also be kinder to people and show people in my life more love. I will become a better person than the person I was yesterday. I will read and educate myself and become smarter than I was yesterday. I am always capable of defeating the man I was yesterday. I know his strengths and I know his weaknesses. I know him all too well. He is the old me and there is nothing he can do to stop me from getting better." - Bobby Maximus

Amazing motivation,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - It's open!

You can access my life's work today at...

www.ETRUniversity.com
www.etruniversity.com
The #1 Small Business Success System.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

TT Trainer Catherine Gordon is Famous!

ongratulations to Certified TT Trainer Catherine Gordon for having her amazing photos and TT Transformation shared in "First for Women" magazine this month! It all started when she entered www.TransformationContest.com back in 2008.

Training in Toronto and Real Media for the Perfect Day

Faced with the dilemma of squatting with a Smith Machine or waiting until Sunday morning to squat (and thus messing up my weekly schedule), I took the easy way out.


The Smith Machine got the pass, and I did an upper body Meathead workout instead. Fortunately, I tied a personal best for chest presses, and had a good session for the upper back. Today I head home from Toronto, so I'll slip into the YMCA tomorrow morning for a squat workout before driving back to the Toronto Airport for my late flight to Denver.


The Saturday morning session went like this:


1a) DB Chest Press - 70x16

1b) Cable Row


2a) Military Press

2b) Bodyweight Row


3a) Machine Row

3b) Shrug

Good times, even though it was a bit of a cop-out.


On the bright side, away from the gym, my Perfect Day Formula and success systems are getting a lot of real media these days.



That's the power of persistence in plugging your book on 80 podcasts (the radio show host heard me on the 8-Minute Millionaire show) and joining Mastermind Groups (where I met Garrett).

So keep pushing and get connected.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
“The best thing you can do is to make everyone else around you better. Grow them, and you’ll grow too. Teach as many and as much as you can, for the teacher always learns more than the student. Help the people in your life become the best they can be.” – Craig’s Codes #42

Keep at it,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Contest and The Bench Press

It's time to head back to Toronto for a quick weekend visit. I had hoped to stay on the farm longer, but I need to be back at ETR University next week.

=> www.ETRUniversity.com

This is a major project and it's going to be a very exciting week.

I also had a quick bench press workout this morning before heading to the airport. It was good, and went like this:

1A) Bench
1B) CSR

2A) DB Incline Press
2B) Pullup with Knee up

Alright, time for me to transform cities, and for you to transform you.

=> www.TransformationContest.com/rules

1. The 27th Turbulence Training 12-Week Transformation Contest officially starts on August 28th, 2016, but you can join starting September 11th and/or join at any time during these 12 weeks. The final day to submit entries is Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at midnight EST.

2. If you start on August 28th you finish on November 20th. You then take your final photos and can submit your entry between November 20th and December 4th.

Read the link above for all of the details.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
When faced with hard times, we have a choice...we can keep going or we can quit. But all tough times come to an end. If we quit, we only make it worse and learn nothing. If we keep going, things might get worse at first, but you WILL be making progress. Things WILL get better. The future WILL become brighter. It may be slow, but it WILL be sure. Stay strong. Push on. Never give up on what is important to you. You WILL achieve your goals. You will win.

Get winning,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Big Transformation Contest News

Your next chance to win $1000 starts this Sunday, August 28th.

Check out the rules and how to WIN here

Yes, it’s time once again for you to dominate one of our 5 transformation categories:
  • Women Under 40
  • Women Over 40
  • Men Under 40
  • Men Over 40
  • Pro Category => For past winners to win again! (Back by popular demand!)
Here’s what you need to know…

1. The 27th Turbulence Training 12-Week Transformation Contest runs from August 28th through December 4th, 2016, but you can join at any time during these 12 weeks.

2. If you start on August 28th you finish on November 20th. You then take your final photos and can submit your entry between November 20th and December 4th 2016.

3. If you start on September 11th you’ll finish on December 4th 2016. The final day to submit entries is Sunday, December 4th, 2016 before midnight EST.

Join the FREE contest for your chance to win $1000

If you have any questions, please reply to this email or post your question on our Fitness Facebook page here.

By the way, if you’ve never heard the dramatic story of how I personally transformed my life with the 5 pillars of success, please listen to this incredible free show here. It’s the best interview I’ve EVER done.

Listen to my best interview about my life-changing transformation

Looking forward to seeing your amazing success story.

This contest is WHY we do what we do here at TT and Early To Rise.

Nothing makes us prouder or happier than reading your stories of transformation.

So let’s get ready to start strong on Sunday


Go time,


Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hair Transformation and Deadlifting in Denver

Hmmm, I'm trying to decide what I should transform for contest #27.

It certainly won't be my hair, which is looking awesome these days.

=> www.ETRUniversity.com

So I'll think about it this weekend...

In the meantime, today's workout was fun.

1A) Deadlift
1B) Jump

2A) Front Squat
2B) Shrug

Had lots of interviews and phone calls again today. Tomorrow I head back to Toronto for the weekend, and then I jump back to Denver on Sunday night. Joel Marion is coming into town for a week, and we have some post-Olympic adventures planned.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
The best thing you can do is to make everyone else around you better. Grow them, and you’ll grow too. Teach as much and as many as you can, for the teacher always learns more than the student. Get out of your comfort zone and connect with one new person every day. Take action and attract good people into your life and put more effort into making the people in your life better. You'll be better off in the end!

To your success,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - As you become more successful...

As you become more successful, you will receive more criticism. There’s no way around it. And so you must either build immunity to criticism or fold your tent and go home now. If you believe in what you are doing – and you better – then you should not worry what other people say. In fact, you should welcome criticism because when other people start taking aim at you it means that you are making an impact.

 

Don’t stop doing what is right. Don’t stop being successful. Don’t let anyone stop you from being you or promoting your products and services as hard as possible. After all, if what you are selling is good – and I know it is, because ETR readers are the best of the best – then you’ll have more customers than critics.

 

Besides, over 90% of the criticism you’ll receive will be from anonymous cowards who would never, ever say the same thing to your face. Their criticism is simply jealousy, and you need to let that slide like water off a duck’s back. Stay strong and focused on what really matters – helping other people by adding value to the world.



Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunday Crush

Well I was feeling pretty crushed on Sunday morning after my third workout back here in Denver.


I felt strong during the workout, so the time out of the gym seemed to have helped.


It's also led to a little more soreness than usual, but I'll take that trade-off.


Sunday AM session went like this...


1a) Power Clean

1b) Mobility


2a) Squat

2b) Mobility


3a) Good Morning

3b) OH Squat


Part of my fatigue comes from my inability to sleep well in Denver over the last few nights.


I'm not sure if it's the altitude or something in my apartment, but I'm doing everything right to get to sleep each night. No caffeine for over 12 hours before bed... no electronics for 90 minutes before bed... no heavy meals for hours before bed... no alcohol at all.


Fortunately Sunday night was better.


Today was a yoga circuit for recovery, and then I had a lot of early morning interviews to promote The Perfect Day Formula.


Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"Satisfaction is the end of the line. It will kill any desire you have left within you. It will stagnate your growth and evolution. Once you become satisfied you'll stop improving and if your not growing, you're dying. Words and thoughts like: "I'm good enough", "I've done enough", "I'm successful enough" will lead you straight to the land of the mediocre. Never let your fight end. Never let your journey end. Don't just lay down, roll over, and decide that you've had enough. Always strive to do more and to be more. Always push the limit and live life to the fullest. Never rest. Never be satisfied." - Bobby Maximus


Stay hungry,


Craig Ballantyne, CTT



Saturday, August 20, 2016

Meathead Morning Measureables

Meathead Morning!

After a couple of hours of writing, organizing, connecting, and coaching, it was time to hit the gym for Measured Meathead performance.

Testing the bench press...

1A) Bench Press - Worked up to 195x7
1B) Chest-Supported Row

2A) DB Incline - lacking stamina in this superset
2B) Pullups

Probably a little weaker due to travel, lack of sleep during the trip, time zone shifts, bad night's sleep in Denver, etc.

But not bad, not bad at all.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:

The best thing you can do is to make everyone else around you better. Grow them, and you’ll grow too. Teach as many and as much as you can, for the teacher always learns more than the student.

Help the people in your life become the best they can be.

Give more time, love, money, and energy. Increase sacrifice. Decrease selfishness. 

Live more like your BIGGEST self today than you did yesterday.

Become the person you need to be to achieve what you need to achieve in life.

Time is running out. Act now.
Get going,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT




Back Deadlifting in Denver

Tchau, Brasil!




So after a very smooth day of traveling from Rio to Atlanta to Denver, I was able to get back in the gym on Friday afternoon. I slept 7.5 hours on the flight from Brazil to America, so I was well rested.

1A) Deadlift
1B) Box Jump

2A) Hang Clean
2B) Front Squat













Today I'll be back in the gym for bench pressing.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
“Once you have determined the spiritual principles you wish to exemplify, abide by these rules as if they were laws” — Epictetus

Abide like the dude,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Push like the President with Persistence.

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." — Calvin Coolidge