Lots of traveling going on these days, so it was a lot of blender drinks yesterday in order to use up some foodz in the fridge.

It started with a morning post-Meathead arm training workout blender drink of:
– 6 oz water
– 2 scoops Milk Chocolate protein powder
– two handfuls frozen spinach
– frozen blueberries

That went okay after a workout of dips, db curls, db extensions, cable curls, intervals, and cable abs. Total Meathead good times in the gym, all supersetted, of course.

Unfortunately, right after this drink, I discovered a bag of frozen peaches in the freezer…so I tried those for lunch. The peaches didn’t work out so well. They were freezer burned, and I guess I didn’t use enough.

Poor Peach Blender drink
– 6 oz Hemp bliss
– 2 scoops BEST vanilla protein powder ever
– two handfuls frozen spinach
– frozen peaches

And then to use up more foods from the fridge before I set out on another 5 day journey (this time to San Francisco), I had a tastier chocolate treat:

– 6 oz Hemp Bliss
– 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
– no spinach
– 1 tablespoon coconut milk
– 1.5 oz pecans
– 1/2 frozen banana

No more blender drinks until Sunday night.

But to kick off the trip I also finished up a 12-minute workout using the 20-10 revolution style of training with narrow stance squats, mountain climbers, and kettlebell swings. Amazing what you can get done in a few minutes.

My quads are still fatigued as I sit here in the Airport a couple of hours later.

These workouts are so much better than running, too, because you maintain your muscle mass. And research shows that your metabolism is strongly associated with your lean mass. The more lean mass you have, the higher your metabolism.

If you are a runner – or other type of cardio freak – without muscle, your metabolic rate will be low, no matter how many miles you put on the road. And that’s why your all day calorie burning will be so low.

So even though it’s easier to do, just say NO to cardio.

More details about better workouts coming soon,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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 to 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

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