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Old 07-27-2015, 10:17 AM
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:27 PM
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What a day. I've been very lucky this summer. Since arriving home from all my travels in early July, the weather has been near perfect every day out here on the farm and in the big city of Toronto. Today is hot and sunny. Probably too hot and sunny for ol' Bally and his permanent sweater, but it made for a great walk at sunrise today.

After an early breakfast, I got down to the local YMCA for a squat session, my last one for a couple of weeks due to travel.

Funny how my goal was to boost my deadlift and my squat seems to have improved more. It's the old opposite approach of George Costanza...up is down, black is white...summer of George!

Today's workout:

1A) Barbell Squat Jump
1B) Lower Body Mobility

2A) Squat
2B) Box Jump

3A) Front Squat
3B) Leg Curl
3C) Cable Abs

If you don't like barbell squats, or if you're really busy today, just use this 4-minute fix...it's a free workout video you can use anywhere -


4-Minute Bodyweight Squat Finisher - Early To Rise
WORKOUT DESCRIPTION Perform the following exercise in 20/10 fashion (20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of holding the squat in the bottom position)...

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Don’t waste energy on worrying. It does not serve you. Put your energy into writing a Thank You card, having gratitude or mentoring. Anything but worrying. Control what you can. Cope with what you can’t. Concentrate on what counts. Life is not a dress rehearsal. - #truth …Make the right decisions, right now, for your RIGHT life.

Do the turbie,

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Old 07-28-2015, 05:02 PM
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I have a shake for that!
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:05 PM
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Today was going to be a garage gym workout, but the internet went down so I biked downtown to Balzac's coffee shop to write and connect with the ETR Team in Denver. After getting ahead on my day, I went over to the Y for a classic Meathead workout.

1A) Bench Press
1B) Face Pull

2A) Pullup
2B) DB Incline Press

3A) Dips
3B) More pullups

Now I'll get 48 hours rest till my final Deadlift workout before flying to Zurich and catching a connection to Russia on Saturday/Sunday morning. My arms will be very, very tired from all that flying.

Also did a great Facebook QnA session down at the cafe...

Q: i love beer... is it that bad !? i stopped 6 months .. lost weight ... started back again .. gained weight ...

Answer:

Beer does not help you lose weight...but I used to drink a lot of beer (12-20 per week) and had 9% body fat. Beer is just beer. 150 calories per bottle, in most cases.

Q: I'm in the third week of your 12 week Home Workout Program. Would it be ok to do extra ab work on my off days? If yes, which of your videos or exercises do you recommend? And, I love the new iPad app!

Answer:

That would be absolutely pointless! No need. I'm sure you have better things to do. Spend that time working on your nutrition or chasing around kiddos. Thanks!

Q: I was a weekend distance runner, I no longer run due to knee issues. What are five exercise that I can do to 'commit' myself to?

Answer:

Check out the free workout videos on my app here
=> www.Earlytorise.com/apps

Q: There is so much controversy about carbs is it good to cut them out completely? Also what should be the ratio of cardio and weights to lose and tone?

Answer:

You don't need to cut carbohydrates from your diet. Just avoid sugar and only eat real food. Very simple. That's why the paleo approach works so well. It's real food. You can cut cardio. Waste of time. Do this instead => www.6MinutesToSkinny.com

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Set aside excuses. Raise yourself up. You can do it. After all, someone just like you, starting from worse circumstances, already has.

Put the past behind and get to work on the future right here in the present,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:23 AM
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Yesterday was another CASS-Free day thanks to the support and accountability of the TT forum, but this morning there was pre-workout caffeine, and stevia in some protein shakes. That's because today was a deadlift day. It's my final workout before I hit the road for 17 days. There will be bodyweight training and a few hotel gym workouts, but no heavy iron until I return to the farm on August 18th.

1A) Hang Clean
1B) Mobility

2A) Deadlift
2B) Broad Jumps

3A) Full Squat
3B) Overhead Squat
3C) Chest-Supported Row (CSR)

Results for this transformation were disappointing...I'll be back in the September contest with another personal performance goal...something outside of the gym. I'll meditate on this while traveling.

Workout was followed by extra time with the dog (weather has been absolutely amazing lately), some packing, and then a drive to the airport.

I'm off to Russia, where NO, I am not the Craig Ballantyne in charge of building Russian casinos.

Say what?

My thoughts exactly after someone asked me that on Facebook.

So I googled it.

=> http://siberiantimes.com/business/ca...n-vladivostok/

I'm not as a dapper as that CB, but I am a lot younger.

Who knows...maybe Russia will still give me the star treatment. After all, when ol' OLD CB was handpicked by Putin...you never know...

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip is a Note to self!
“Enjoy life. Treat it as an adventure. Care passionately about the outcome, but keep it in perspective. Things are seldom as bleak as they seem when they are going wrong – or as good as they seem when they are going well. Lighten up. You’ll live longer.” – Kekich Credo #55 …..

...Set limits on how much you are willing to work. Stick to those limits. Set limits on how much money you need. Stick to those limits. Breathe! Laugh! Love! Live!

… And with that advice, I’m off to Russia, Lithuania, Turkey, and England for the next 17 days for a holiday-business sandwich (Holiday in Russia – Business in Lithuania – Holiday in Turkey)

…I’ll stay in touch with some photos of me doing TT exercises in strange locations. Stay tuned...and stay strong, push on, and live life well.

Alright, now to get ready for my overnight flight to Zurich and then a CASS-Free day of connecting onto Russia.

All finished off with a big dinner at Stroganoff Steakhouse in St. Petersburg.

Going vodka free in the USSR,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:33 PM
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Well, again, I must admit defeat in this TT Transformation Contest. There were no deadlift breakthroughs. But there were lessons learned. Maybe I'll come back in January's 25th TT Contest and tackle it again.

For now, I need to figure out what to do for the 24th contest that starts in a couple of weeks.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. Today is the BIG day. You're about to meet the men and women who have lost over 228 pounds and nearly 68 inches from their waistlines. Talk about looking sexy. You gotta see these pics from the finalists of our 23rd Transformation Contest - and just wait till you hear their stories. They are better than the Biggest Loser.

Click here to see how they lost up to 40 pounds.

And you get to choose the winner of the $1000 grand prizes for men and women, over and under 40. That's right, YOU are the judge.

Click here to see these shocking before/after photos.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
“Stand out. You must stand for something and attract the right people while not being afraid to repel the wrong people. You need to over deliver, give faster results than promised, and become the go-to leader for your market.” – Bedros Keuilian

Bodyweight bootcamp workouts coming tomorrow,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Check out Daniel's...

...new article on ETR:

=> http://www.earlytorise.com/the-secre...-all-the-time/
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:50 AM
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Fantastic results from these contestants. TT changing lives!!!
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