Craig Ballantyne


Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, M.Sc., is a Strength & Conditioning coach in Toronto and is a member of the Training Advisory Board for Men's Fitness magazine. Craig's fat loss expertise and workout tips are featured every month in Men's Fitness.

Craig also works extensively with athletes and is currently a consultant to Rugby Canada helping the National Team prepare for the 2007 World Cup. Craig has written a chapter on coaching for the new International Youth Coaching Association certification textbook.

Craig also has an advanced research background and keeps up to date on the latest training and nutrition research that will help improve your health and wellness and your physical and mental performance.

Here are Craig's websites that provide free e-mail newsletters:

  • - A training newsletter featuring professional development articles and expert interviews for trainers, coaches, and health professionals.
  • - Advanced training tips and workout programs to help men and women gain muscle and lose fat fast.
  • - Real training and nutrition information for real women lifters and female athletes. Craig is the training director for, the world's first female-only sport-specific training site.

Craig Ballantyne


  • The Top 5 Fat Loss Myths—Don't Believe Everything You Hear!

    The problem with myths is that not only are they often wrong and give false hope, but they also waste your time.

  • Interval Training: Sport-Specific Conditioning.

    Most sports are characterized by periods of high-intensity effort interspersed with maximal bursts of speed and periods of almost complete inactivity. Will Aerobic interval training be an effective form of training for this?

  • The Posterior Chain - It Will Make You Faster!

    Today we have a great interview with Jim Wendler of Elite Fitness System. He will be sharing with you what he knows about posterior chain training and how it will make you faster. Check it out.

  • An Interview With The Strength Coach For The Montreal Canadiens!

    Scott Livingston describes common types of injuries, conditioning practices, off-season and pre-season training, etc ... Avoid the injuries; learn more here!

  • CB Athletic Training & Conditioning For Alpine Skiing!

    Get some tips and exercises right here to help with performance and injury prevention in your quest to become a better alpine skier. Learn more ...

  • The Beginner's Guide To Marathon & Triathlon Training!

    This is a safe and effective introduction to running and endurance sports. The article will give general guidelines and also touch on injury prevention. Read on...

  • Physical Conditioning For Golf

    You owe it to yourself to get the most out of your efforts and expensive equipment when playing golf. Get some tips and exercises to help improve your game.

  • Olympic Report: Profile Of Coach Matt Jordan!

    This interview will fill us in on who Matt Jordan is, some 2002 Winter Olympic Games talk, and his experiences working with elite female athletes. Learn more right here...

  • A Solid Program To Get You Solid For Hockey!

    For hockey performance, it is most important to build strength and flexibility in the 'speed center.' Here we will share a training program that will surely get you back in shape for Hockey. Check it out!

  • How To Build Big Shoulders, Safely

    The goals of this shoulder training program are to reduce injury risk, build cannonball delts, and balance your deltoids... Read on to learn more about this great program!

  • How To Build Big Shoulders, Safely

    The goals of this shoulder training program are to reduce injury risk, build cannonball delts, and balance your deltoids... Read on to learn more about this great program!

  • Obesity: A Four Part Series On The Worldwide Epidemic.

    We can no longer single out North Americans when identifying obesity. This article will talk about worldwide obesity, eating patterns, and youth obesity including what we can do about it. Learn more...

  • How To Build A Standout-in-the-Crowd Chest!

    Looking to build a huge chest? Well guys (and ladies) you have come to the right place. Check out this chest routine that is sure to have people notice your gains! Read on...

  • Underground Bodybuilding: The Science Of Arm Training!

    If your arms haven't grown in a long time, then it's time to make a change - break the plateau. I have an arm workout here that will give you great gains. Check it out!

  • Golf Training: The Physical Factor!

    This is a great Q & A about golf flexibility and endurance factors. Get the scoop about some great training techniques and some surprising information about why golfing does make you tired. Check it out!

  • Why A Successful Fat Loss Program Depends On Variety!

    Turbulence Training is a demanding program that may allow you to keep more strength than you ever have before during a fat loss program. Learn more about this demading program right here. Try it out!