1. Dave - Not Your Average Fitness Tips
    April 1, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    Yep, Craig’s circuit is a killer.


  2. April
    April 26, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    Turbulence Training and bodyweight exercises was what made me finally lose my baby weight-for good. At least till my current pregnancy…lol. I am so glad I know what I know now as opposed to last pregnancy when I ran marathons to lose baby weight with not much success. 3 years and 3 personal trainers later, I finally found Craig Ballantyne. His stuff works!


    • Kevin - Fitness B&W
      April 27, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

      That’s awesome April -> I now know Craig’s methods work for women too … I’ve seen you’re one handed pushups!


  3. Matt
    August 4, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    So, I was clicking around the Internet looking for help putting together a workout plan and stumbled across this page (and the whole site, but this page is the one that caught my attention the most).

    I’m a mid-20s male who’s always been active (work in collegiate athletics, though not as a coach/trainer, so I’m with active people to begin with (we’ve put together some staff intramural teams, for example))… Basically, I’m looking for a little structure to help tone everything up and compensate for the fact that as I move further away from my own college years, there’s less opportunity/time for regular, organized, physical activity…

    That said, what type of calendar would you suggest with something like the workout on this page… Every other day? 3-4 times a week?… I doubt I’ll be able to jump right in and complete all three circuits, but I don’t anticipate having a ton of trouble getting there with a little dedication… Should I consider mixing something else in as well, or will the Crazy 8 pretty well work the entire body over time (it sure looks like a good mix of things)… Thoughts/opinions welcome.


    • Kevin
      August 5, 2011 @ 8:54 am

      Hey Matt,
      Since you’re a pretty active guy it really shouldn’t take you too long before you can do all three sets with the type of intensity that will really make it count … I’d say by week 2 you’ll be ready to rock!

      As far as a calendar I think you’re right on — 3-4 times a week should be sufficient since this workout really does target the whole body.

      There are actually a lot of different workouts that Ballantyne gives you when you get his TT system but this just so happens to be one of the ones that he published without requiring you to purchase his program — obviously I am not allowed to give the others out but I can tell you that there are different workouts and there are workouts for different levels of conditioning. Eventually it would be a good thing to mix it up a bit.

      You said you were looking to tone up so if that’s the case I do feel that mixing in some weight lifting will really make a difference too. It’s not “required” but I’ve found that I get a bit more toned by combining weights with body weight exercises. I’m not sure if you read my post on muscle definition workouts so check that out if you haven’t.

      If your only option to working out is to exercise at home then maybe consider picking up some dumbbells and an adjustable bench. You can get in some great workouts with just those pieces of equipment.


  4. Anonymous
    September 1, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    Hi there
    I was googling some workout tips and I found this site

    I have some questions here and hope you will be able to answer
    Appreciate for your time

    I am 172cm and 59kg
    I look really thin except that I have a small belly

    1. Is the crazy8 workout suitable for me? because I noticed that its more like weight losing rather than building muscle

    2.Do you have any guide on food consuming? For example what to eat for breakfast,lunch n dinner, and before and after workout

    3.If the crazy8 workout is suitable for me, I will be doing it everyday
    However, one of my friends told me that its not encouraged to do everyday, you have to let your muscle rest, so his routine is gym,rest,gym,rest,gym……

    4.At the end of the video, you mentioned that this has to be done by 3 times per day
    Will it be more effective if I do it 3 times in a row or split it into day,noon and night?

    Thanks a lot Kevin


  5. Harold
    September 4, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Great article Kevin! I realised that a lot of people are unable to carry out proper workout plan at home due to the lack of motivation. Therefore, be consistent and motivated are very important to reach your goal 🙂


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