Friday, March 24, 2017

CTT Victory at FBBC and FBS

Wow, what a kick-off to FBS weekend. We have some very big news to report in the TT World.

Check this out!!!

Daniel and Brittney were awarded owner of the year today at World Conference with over 500 owners worldwide.

"It was a huge surprise to us, but has really nothing to do with us and everything with our team and hundreds of clients at both locations.

We are bringing this home for you South Carolina!" - Brittney

#honored #fbbcownerofyear

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And we're just getting started. CTT Nisan Trotter helped kick off the event today, and Daniel & Brittney will be on stage later this weekend.

They're even letting lil' ol me speak sometime, too.

So I'm going to take the day off from training and just do a few walks around San Diego while I rehearse my talks and think about the best particular articulations of my message.

I'll train tomorrow, and yesterday I had a great bench press workout in the hotel gym. Yep, the hotel gym had a bench press! It also had a TRX, and young Brian Kalakay, CTT, was in there dominating the straps.

If you need something fun to do this weekend, try this:

=> 60second metabolic grinders to accelerate fat loss without fancy equipment. Enjoy and CRUSH it this weekend!


Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"When things get tough, sit down and dig deep and figure out your Big Why. Why am I here? You're here for a reason. Push that doubt out.  Think about your Big Why during tough moments. Pain is temporary, but if you quit, it's forever. So just keep going." – Brittney Williams

Stay tough,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Craig Ballantyne
Founder, ETR University


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TT in San Diego and Morocco and my Garage!

Today is my last day on the farm for a few weeks. Now it's off to Toronto tonight for an early flight to San Diego tomorrow. But I'll still be following my morning rituals. They are important.

In fact, Bally The Dog made a video about your morning routine here:

Then the ol' pooch got dropped off at the kennel for a few days. Grandma will pick him up on Thursday.

The last thing I did before packing up was this great garage gym workout:

1A) Double KB Front Squat - 53x18 ... ties a personal best
1B) KB Swings

2A) DB Split Squat
2B) Plank

That should do me for a nice day off of travel.

Then the exciting times begin on Wednesday afternoon when I'll have a meeting with CTT's Daniel Woodrum and Ray Ortiz. On Thursday I speak at FBBC World Conference and do a 1-Day mastermind, and then two presentations (one on Friday and one on Saturday).

On Saturday I'll be recording a lot of podcasts and videos, and then delivering one of my legendary Perfect Life Workshops on Sunday.


Good times!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Today is the perfect time to start again. If you've fallen off-track, revisit your goal and re-do your plan. Yes, there will be obstacles. No, it won't be easy. But the path to success IS simple. It's been done by someone worse off than us, with much bigger obstacles, and yet they were somehow able to rise up and succeed. If they could do it, so can you. But you must start now.

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Shout out to Certified Turbulence Trainer Steve Agyei...

... for representing TT in Morocco this week at a yoga retreat he's teaching. Thanks Steve for helping us towards our 10 Million Mission.

Spreading TT love all around the world!

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday Funday Meathead in the Garage

Sunday was one of my legendary Device-Free days. There was no phone, internet or TV... although I did sneak a peak at the television screens in the gym. It's hard to ignore them. Going device-free helped me do a LOT of BIG thinking on Sunday and gave me clarity about this weekend's presentation at FBS and also about some CTT program changes.

Watch the video I made about Device Free days here =>

Exciting times ahead.

Now for a workout roundup.

Yesterday at the local YMCA I hit this...

1A) Hang Clean

1B) Mobility

2A) Deadlift

2B) Box Jump

3A) Leg Curl

3B) Thick Grip Shrugs

Good times.

And then today it was Funday Monday

1A) Close-Grip DB Incline Press

1B) Band Pull

2A) Pushup Maximus


3A) DB Triceps Extension

3B) DB Hammer Curl

So much fun.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

If you stumbled on the weekend, pick yourself up and get right back on track. It's minor damage that can be dealt with. Focus on what you can do today. #perfectdayformula #dominateyourday #controlwhatyoucan

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dumbbells and Delays

Final day in Florida, presuming my flight gets out! Yesterday's flights were cancelled, and today's have been delayed, so we'll see what happens.

Of course, I can only use the 3-C Formula in situations like this. I can't do anything about the weather. I can't make planes fly faster.

Instead, I need to:
a) Control what I can... my thoughts, words, and deeds.... my emotions and actions... my energy and focus.
b) Cope with what I can't control... I'm always prepared for delays. I have food, water, work, and thanks to my personal evolution, I now pack patience with me more than ever.
c) Concentrate on what counts... Don't sit around and complain... instead, focus on my legacy. Everyone can do this. No matter how small the action, EVERYTHING matters. Make the right decisions, right now, for your right life. Always.

I'm also grateful for this morning's workout.

1A) DB Chest Press
1B) TRX Row

2A) Chin-Up
2B) Pushup Maximus

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"Are you waking up stressed and worried about "feeding the beast"? Your beast might be your social media page, your business, or your biggest vice. What is your beast feeding on? Your ego? Lust of money? Negative energy? Addiction? What is one thing can you do right now to strengthen yourself and starve the beast? Ok, now go and do it!" - Craig Ballantyne

Learn how to wake up with unstoppable drive and joy by trying the habit-changing tips in this FREE BOOK

See you soon,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Here's the TT Summit link!

This will by far be our best speaker line-up we've had yet in our 7th year.

We have a wide range of speakers including Bedros, Dr. Martin Gibala (co-author "The One Minute Workout), Top Precision Nutrition Coach Kate Solovieva, Matt Wilber, Dr. Kellee Rutley, Cody Sipe and so many more amazing guests!

And Denver in June is a wonderful place to be... and the outdoor activities are endless for a mini-vacation before or after the event.

It's going to be our BIGGEST and BEST Summit ever, and we would love to have you join us in June!

Early Bird Registration ends soon. Get your ticket now to the 7th Annual TT Summit.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Back Under the Bar in Tampa

After an easy day off yesterday, and some great family time with the Ballantyne's and Marion family, it was back to the gym today.

1A) Squat
1B) Box Jump
1C) Mobility

2A) Split Squat

Tomorrow is a MASSIVE upper body workout with a combination of a bench press workout and then I fly from Tampa to Toronto ... so yes, my arms will be tired.

LOL. I am so funniez!!!

Now let's get back to being serious with training...

... and let's get to work, no excuses!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Why do we make short term decisions that ruin our chances of long-term success? Why do we eat junk when it makes us feel bad? Why do we watch so many shows when we could be doing something that matters? Why do we hide our goals when we know that getting support helps us succeed? The answer: We are human. But we can fix our flaws and better align our behaviors to match our goals. #BetterEveryDay

Go get better,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS -
"Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most." #truth #perfectdayformula #dominateyourday
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Florida Fun and Deadlift Times

The fun times in Florida are still going on, although we've switched coasts. I'm now enjoying a visit to the Tampa area with my friend Joel Marion and his family. On Sunday we drove across Alligator Alley and up the Gulf Coast.

Today I hit Joel's Garage Gym for a great session.

1A) Deadlift
1B) Box Jump

2A) DB Step-Up
2B) Core Training

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Failing to plan is planning to fail. Minutes wasted are minutes stolen from your family. Build in your fast-start routines so you get off on a head-start, not a slow start. Take your planning as seriously as your dreams... because that is the first step to achieving them. All you need to do is plan ahead and success in every area of life will come to you faster!

Plan on and stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Friday, March 10, 2017

Miami Meathead Workout Before South Beach Steak

Low key day in Miami on Thursday. No dinners out.

Tonight we go to one of my favorite restaurants, Prime 112.

Today's Miami Meathead workout:

1A) Military Press
1B) Pullup

2A) Bodyweight Row
2B) Cable Abs

3A) Barbell Curl
3B) DB Triceps Extension

Good times.

More work for a bit, then over to South Beach later.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"Do one thing everyday that scares you."

I used to think this was silly advice. And then I wondered why nothing - that mattered - was changing in my life. So I opened up. Dove in. Set my ego aside. Faced my fears. And ended up stronger than ever. Time for you to do the same.

Go get scared,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - This is great.

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing." - #TRUTH