If you didn’t already know this, Austria is beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous.

We (a group of 6) are out at a very nice chalet about 40 miles from Salzburg (220 miles from Vienna) and we’ve spent the week biking, hiking, and rafting in an amazing environment. I’ve also done a couple of bodyweight workouts in the backyard of the idyllic chalet we’ve rented.

Monday was a complete off-day (traveling), but on Tuesday morning we set up gymnastics rings and I did:

– 200 pushups (rings, decline close-grip, regular)
– strap fallouts (like ab wheel rollouts)
– strap x-body mountain climbers
– Ring rows

However, I aggravated an old upper back injury during Sunday’s workout in Lithuania, so I wasn’t able to do as many rows as I would have liked.

Sunday’s workout was short but fast paced, and I think it was the burpees that led to my upper back/neck issue. It’s not a big deal, just an old injury, and I’ll get it fixed when I arrive back in Toronto on Monday.

Sunday started with a big bodyweight warm-up followed by

1A) Towel 1-Arm Row
1B) Pushups
1C) Towel 1-Arm Row
1D) X-Body Mountain Climbers
No rest between exercises – Repeat twice.

2A) 30 Second Burpees
2B) 30 Second Diagonal Lunges

3A) Towel Chest Press
3B) Reverse Lunges
No rest between exercises – Repeat twice.

4A) 20 Second Burpees
4B) Mountain Climbers

5A) 10 Second Burpees
5B) Close Grip Pushups to Failure
5C) Bodyweight Squat – Timed Intervals

Followed by a swim in a cool Lithuanian lake, then a nap, and then one last sauna party with Karaoke. Lots of fun.

Question: What type of workout plan do you follow? Your workouts seem to change all the time?

Answer: This is only because I’m traveling. When I am at home in Toronto, I follow this 4-day per week schedule:

Workout A – Squat focus

Deadlift focus Workout D – Meathead Upper Body Off

So my workouts are actually quite structured.

FINALLY…

Last chance to join us at the TT Trainer Summit next week, where you’ll get the chance to do 2 bootcamp workouts (one each on Friday and Saturday)

Grab your spot here: => http://www.TTSummit.com

Train hard but safe,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS Certified Turbulence Trainer

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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