I discovered the secret to having a lot of energy in the morning.

You just need to go to the Tuscany region of Italy and eat like a king. Ha!

Yesterday, after we visited one of the largest wineries in the region, we had a huge lunch in their restaurant of bread, pasta, chicken, beef, beans, and yes, even dessert. Then for dinner it was a shrimp salad, risotto, and more bread and dessert.

Today I woke up and was ready to workout harder than I have in a long time.

So that’s the trick.

Now I also had a few neat workout ideas that I was looking forward to trying. Here’s what I did, and you can do this anytime, anywhere.

Craig’s Tuscan-Energy Bodyweight Workout Routine – 

The 4-minute pushup test – My score was 105 rep s – Followed by an excellent “Bodyweight Countdown Ladder” workout

  • Prisoner Squat – 20 reps
  • Close-Grip Pushup – 20 reps
  • Alternating Lunges – 20 reps(per side)
  • Mountain Climbers – 20 reps (per side)

Do each exercise without resting between them. In the next round, do 19 reps per move, and so on until you count all the way down to just 1 rep. This should take about 25 minutes.

You could also start at 15 reps (Intermediate) or 10 reps (Beginner, with NO lunges). – Alternatively, you could do an ascending ladder for some of the exercises, starting at 1 rep and counting up with each set.

The variety in exercises and rep ranges is almost endless.

For more follow along bodyweight workouts with full descriptions, more motivation, and demonstrations of every one of my crazy bodyweight exercises, join the Home Workout Revolution:

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No excuses,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
PS – Stay strong!
Change your mindset. You are a person who can and will succeed. Truly believe. This time will be different.

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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