TT W11D2: Free Craig Ballantyne Teleseminar Tonight

The My Ultimate Body Makeover Teleseminar series continues tonight with an interview with Craig Ballantyne, the creator of the Turbulence Training workouts I am currently using.

I’ve been hanging out regularly at the Turbulence Training members site, as well, where CB regularly answers any questions clients have and provides input on both workout routines and diet tweaks. I treated myself to the platinum membership which includes access to the entire library of TT manuals and programs plus one year of (with frequently updated expert articles and interviews on nutrition and exercise, a new 4-week TT workout each month, and the TT discussion forums) last year after checking out the female-oriented Shapeshift and TT for Women manuals first. The idea of getting over 50 additional 4+ week workout plans to achieve both muscle gain and fat loss goals was highly appealing, as was the emphasis on compound lifts, HIIT cardio, and functional bodyweight moves.

And I have to tell you, there’s nothing like having the actual coach who wrote your current workout checking up on your daily workout logs and progress to keep you plugging away at your program like a good little acolyte. Imagine if Bill Phillips were reading each and every BFL blog on the Internet daily. I bet there would be a lot more completed challenges. 😉

Anyhow, here are the teleseminar details:

Live “Turbulence Training” Call with Craig Ballantyne
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 8:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM Central, 5:00 PM Pacific
Call In: 218-486-1300 Pin: 540676

My Powerblocks go up high enough to perform the current workout A at home, so I hung out in the patio with one of the cats and knocked out today’s workout there since I didn’t have a personal training session scheduled.

I increased weights in both of the exercises in superset A by 2.5 lbs per dumbbell. I will take the DB Split Squat up to 50 next week, but will stay at 37.5 for the low incline press for at least one more workout before moving up again.

I started to feel some DOMS in my upper back and beneath my shoulder blades yesterday and wondered how the Forza workout I had done in the morning could cause such a fast reaction. Then I realized that it wasn’t swinging a light wooden bokken around for an hour that had done it to me, but the 40 8-second-count eccentric pull-ups from the TT workout the day before, LOL.

Scale weight continues to slowly return to normal. Today I am down another fraction of a pound to 144.4 lbs. Diet was perfect yesterday and through meal 1 today, and I have everything I need for meals 2-5 with me. I may sub out some CC with walnuts, cocoa powder, and Splenda for meal 6’s protein shake if I am feeling hungry for more solid food.


– TT Week 9-12 Workout A
A1) DB Split Squat (3×8 @ 47.5 lbs)
A2) DB Low-Incline Press (3×8 @ 37.5 lbs)
B1) BB Row (3×8 @ 75 lbs)
B2) 1-leg Stability Ball Curl (3×8 per side)

– 1.5 mile walk @ 4 mph (23 min)
– TT Core A
– Yoga X (partial – 30 min)

0) PWO Shake (1 scoop dextrose, 1 scoop whey, 1 serving BCAAs)
1) 3 egg whites, 1 oz. raisins, 1/2 c. oats
2) 3/4 c. LF cottage cheese, 3/4 c. mixed grapes and strawberries
3) 4 oz. tilapia, 1 c. broccoli stir fry, 1/3 c. oats
4) 2 rice cakes, 1 T. peanut butter
5) 4 egg whites, 1 turkey patty, 1 c. mixed vegetable stir fry, 3/4 c. grapes
6) 1 scoop whey, 1 c. light soy milk

Supps: 1 multivitamin, 1 calcium 600 + D, 6 fish oil caps, 2 servings BCAAs, 1 serving l-glutamine

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