I had to laugh. On the weekend, while at the camp in Lithuania, an old friend of mine told me about his new workout that involved a particular machine.

“I go really hard,” he said, “But my belly is still getting bigger. I’m having a harder time losing the fat as I get older”.

That made me shake my head. I argued with him that it was the machine, not his age. After all, he’s younger than me. And to prove to him that he wasn’t doing the right workouts, I put him through a circuit of:

Pause Pushups => Prisoner Squat Jumps => Iron Cross (for the upper back) => Punisher Squats

Each exercise was done for 30 seconds. We did the circuit 4 times. Now he knows what a real workout is like! But I’ll bet you’re curious what the fat-GAINING exercise is that he’s been doing…

Did you know that one of the 4 exercises below can actually make you GAIN fat around your belly, thighs and legs?

Now here’s the REAL scary part…

Studies also now indicate people who perform this ONE trendy exercise too frequently suffer from decreased thyroid function, release more belly fat hormones, and can even damage their heart – all at the same exact time.

Whatever you do, make sure you AVOID this type of exercise:

Which exercise do YOU think it is? (Pick one below.)

==> A. Elliptical machine

==> B. Leg Press

==> C. Treadmill

==> D. Squats


No matter what exercise mistakes you’ve made in the past, you can change those now and FINALLY get results.

Click here for the Truth about Fat Burning Exercises

And with that info, don’t stop. Keep moving in the right direction towards success. Every day work on making new positive habits into automatic activities. Commit Fully. Get Started. Push Forward. Get Better. Stay Strong. Get Stronger. You can do it. I believe in YOU.


Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – Here’s what I did yesterday in Istanbul

We walked a couple of miles around the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. Then we took a boat ride from the European side to the Asian side. What a massive city! And full of delicious Turkish Delights. More to come tomorrow…

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Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com