Upper Body and Abs Workout

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Abs, Articles, Cardio, Fitness, Videos | Posted on 27-08-2011-05-2008

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Firstly, I hope you’re having a great start to your weekend!!

Secondly, I want to ask you a question…

Do you have 15 minutes to spare this weekend? Great, Let me explain why…

I have managed to persuade Fitness Expert Craig Ballantyne to give you access to another amazing video workout.

Craig will show you how to do get a great Upper Body and Abs workout in just 15 minutes.

Here’s the video you need to watch…

Enjoy :)
Nigel

The thought of having to do an additional 20-30 minutes of abdominal work after a regular workout can sometimes be enough for you to skip the ab training altogether. But, with these six upper body exercises, you’ll gain all the benefits and more of a regular ab workout, without the extra time.

This 15-minute upper body workout will not only build your arms, your chest, and your back, but every one of these exercises is also going to work your abdominals.

So this workout will include as I mentioned 6 exercises, but they will be broken down into 3 supersets at 5 minutes each.

So, the first superset will pair chin-ups with spiderman pushups. Now, just because these aren’t specific abdominal exercises don’t think your abs will walk away unscathed. I remember training a client before and a couple of days after doing the chinup exercise she commented how shocked she was that her abs were so sore. So, with proper form, the chin-up exercise can very powerfully target your abs.

For proper form, begin in the dead hang position. Now, keeping your body tight, brace your abs and pull your body up and chin over the bar, then in a controlled fashion, lower your body down. You will noticeably feel this exercise working your lats and your biceps. Perform enough repetitions that take you until one short of failure. For example, if you can do 15 repetitions, then only do 14 and so on.

After the chin-up exercise, you will move into the spiderman pushup. In this exercise, you will get into a regular pushup position, and then as you come down bring your knee up to your elbow and back down. Alternate sides.

As previously noted, each superset pairing will be done in five minute intervals. Once finished with the first superset, move onto the next upper body combination of one-arm standing dumbbell shoulder press and heavy weighted dumbbell rows.

For the one-armed shoulder press exercise, place the DB at shoulder height with your palm facing outward. Next, brace your abs and place your opposite hand on your side to ensure your obliques are working while pressing up with the DB. Do eight repetitions for one side, and then switch to the other side.

Immediately after completing your repetitions for the shoulder press, move to DB rows. This time you will choose a weight you can normally do 10 times, but now try to get 12 repetitions. However, be sure to use only good form.

By keeping your body and back in a straight position, you will end up working your abdominals very hard, especially as you get closer to failure and your obliques work against rotation. If you find that you need to take a 5-10 second rest after ten repetitions in order to use perfect form for the remaining two, then do that.

Again, you will do this superset for five minutes going back and forth between these two exercises.

To finish off the 15-minute workout, you’ll do two arm exercises that simultaneously work your abdominals. The first exercise is the lying dumbbell tricep extension. Now, in order to get a good ab workout from this exercise, when you’re at the bottom position, drop a little more and you stretch your abs. Then, bring the dumbbells back up overhead and repeat.

That little extra stretch at the bottom of the exercise will really work your abdominals to give you that six pack abs look, much like the stability ball rollout when you stretch out at the end of that exercise.

The final exercise is the one-armed standing dumbbell curl. For this exercise you want to begin in a braced position. Since you will be using a heavy weight, your abs will have to work very hard throughout this exercise. To get in proper position, if your right arm is working, then your left leg will be in front. You can do this exercise for 6-8 repetitions per side.

That’s the 15-minute upper body workout that will work your abs just as hard if not harder than any ab crunching workout you could possibly do.

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Fat Burning Workouts

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Abs, Articles, Cardio, Fitness, Videos | Posted on 24-08-2011-05-2008

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I hope you’re having a great week and ready to try a new workout…

I have managed to pull a few strings and get another amazing video for you from Fitness Expert Craig Ballantyne.

Craig will show you how to do 3 great fat burning workouts you can do at home.

Here’s the video you need to watch…

Enjoy :)
Nigel

Today, I’m going to show you 3 ways that you can do interval training at home with no equipment. So, forget about the fancy treadmill and elliptical machines, all you’ll need for this workout is a dumbbell for two of the exercises along with your bodyweight.

The first exercise I’m going to show you are dumbbell Swings. This exercise can also be done with a kettlebell. So, what you will do is perform a series of swings for 30 seconds, and then rest 30-60 seconds, or however long you need, and then repeat that 6 times. A swing is similar to the squat motion, but it involves a lot of power from your hips and not a lot from your arms.

So, holding the dumbbell with both hands against your body in front, place your feet a little bit wider than hip width apart, push your hips back, and then swing up. You should be using a lot of hip power to perform this movement.

The next exercise you can do are Burpees. This fat burning exercise can be done a couple of different ways. You can drop down, kick your feet out, back in and then jump up, or you can make it more difficult by including a push-up into the Burpee. For this particular movement, you would go down, kick your legs out, push-up, legs in, and jump up.

The last exercise you can do is the dumbbell Squat Press. For this exercise, place the dumbbells palms facing out and next to your head, then squat down and as you come back up press the dumbbells straight up over head. Repeat that motion for 30 seconds or 20 repetitions and then take a minute rest and repeat 5-6 times. This is a great total body exercise.

So, there are the 3 fat-burning interval program type exercises you can do at home to burn a lot of calories and blast away the fat.

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Back and Shoulder Exercises

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Fitness, Getting started, Videos | Posted on 21-08-2011-05-2008

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I hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend and have made some time to get some exercise…

If you haven’t done so yet, I have a great video for you from Fitness Expert Craig Ballantyne.

Craig shows you how to do some great exercises to train your back and shoulders using dumbbells.

Here’s the video you need to watch…

Enjoy :)
Nigel

Today I want to talk to you about muscle groups that are often overlooked when building a beach body. They are the deltoids, lats and upper back. Now, most people think that the chest, biceps and triceps are the only areas to train. If you really want to stand out at the beach with a nice V taper in your physique, you really need to train your shoulders and your upper back so you look great and have great posture when you are on the beach.

I’m going to show you a superset that will take you about 5 10 minutes to do when you are pressed for time or you can add it to your regular workout to help you build more muscle in the right spots.

The first exercise is a dumbbell shoulder press. Choose a weight where you can do 8-12 repetitions. Stand with feet shoulder width apart and start your shoulder press. Keep it controlled and be sure not to bang the weights together at the top. Press up overhead and slowly lower back down.

Move immediately into dumbbell rows. Choose a weight where you can do 8-12 repetitions on each side. Kneel on the bench, keeping your back leg slightly bent and put that lead hand flat on the bench with a slight bend in the elbow. Hold the weight down at arms length and row up. Keep your elbow tight to your body and your back flat and row it back down, keeping it controlled. Repeat 8-12 repetitions on the other side.

Rest 1 minute and repeat this superset 2 more times for a total of 3 times.

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Ditch The Old-School Thinking

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Fitness, Information, Time Management | Posted on 14-08-2011-05-2008

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By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
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It’s shocking that many fitness “experts” still preach old, ineffective methods for building muscle; especially considering these out-dated techniques can lead to injury, produce mediocre results, and take up too much time.

Since we all have better things to do with our time (girls, parties, the beach, etc.), it just doesn’t seem very practical or entirely effective to spend six days a week working out, does it?

The truth is…

… In just half the time you’re probably spending in the gym right now, you can easily start building a ripped body.

And that’s not a typo, I said HALF the time!

So throw away all those old-school methods you were taught because with three 45-minute workouts, TT Reformed Meatheads turns bodybuilding on its head.

By taking irrefutable science and combining it with Turbulence Training’s extensive knowledge base, Reformed Meatheads combines the muscle pump with progressive exercise selection to produce dramatic results that convert even the most hardcore bodybuilder. 

Big guns, ripped abs, and an ultra-cut body are results you can expect….oh, and all without cardio.

Okay, so what’s the difference between Reformed Meatheads and all the other Meathead workout programs?

That’s a good question.

Where the regular Meathead programs were 3-4 days of pure muscle building, TT Reformed is geared more towards muscle building AND fat loss. This way you’ll quickly get the lean results you’re after without jeopardizing the muscle you’re adding.

And just because you won’t find these workouts in any of the pre-historic bodybuilding programs, doesn’t mean they’ll be any easier – believe me, your body will be ready for a day off!

So, whether you’re a bodybuilder or just looking to get ripped, in Turbulence Training Reformed Meatheads you get a non-traditional bodybuilding program that cuts through the fat and builds one beautifully sculpted body in just half the time.

Sincerely,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

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Build A Lean, Athletic Physique In Just 3 Short Workouts A Week

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Fitness, Getting started | Posted on 11-08-2011-05-2008

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By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
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I went to the gym for one of my 45-minute workouts and quickly found myself surrounded by a bunch of weight belt wearing, orange juice carrying bodybuilders.

Not that there’s anything wrong with them….

… In fact, I got along with these guys perfectly alright.  The point is that our workouts couldn’t have been much more different.

You see, while the bodybuilders typically spent most of their 90-minute workouts sitting around in between sets, or drinking their big ol’ jugs of OJ, or even just chatting with one another, I spent my much shorter workout getting to work right away, and then making sure I didn’t slow down until I’d finished.

And the reason for this was simple…

… I just didn’t have a lot of free time to workout.

But just because I didn’t have 90 minutes a day to workout, didn’t mean I simply accepted mediocre results. 

That’s because in half the time those bodybuilders were working out, I turned up the intensity and followed one of my favorite workouts from the Turbulence Training for Fat Loss Manual, TT 2K4.

With this 3 day-a-week workout in my arsenal, I was able to spend just 45 minutes in the gym. But that’s not even the best part!

That’s because TT 2K4 is designed in such a way that it burns fat long after you’ve left the gym.  So all you need to do is workout hard for just 45 minutes and you’ll then reap the benefits for up to 48 hours later.

Ain’t that great?

I realize many of you are just as busy as me and so we can’t afford to workout 90 minutes a day, 6 days a week. That’s why I designed Turbulence Training and the 2K4 workout program.

With a series of challenging bodyweight and dumbbell supersets, not to mention one muscle-pumping superset that even bodybuilders would love, TT 2K4 is the perfect program to get you maximum results in minimum time.

Sincerely,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

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Discover How To Lose Fat And Build Stamina With Almost ANY Equipment – Even Your Own Bodyweight – Using The Legendary Metabolic Resistance Training System

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Fitness | Posted on 08-08-2011-05-2008

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By Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS, CTT

What the heck is this new style of workout that fitness
experts are calling “Metabolic Resistance Training” 

Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT) workouts are advanced
fat burning sessions that are a hybrid-fusion of bodybuilding
set and rep schemes with an interval training twist all in a
total body workout system. 

Bodybuilding workouts are metabolic, but they fail to be
ultra-metabolic because those workouts focus on one body part
at a time. 

So the next step is to do total body workouts.

Plus, the TT MRT workouts add in a greater interval training
response for fat burning. You’ll love it when you use some high
rep bodyweight exercises, kettlebell swings, and short sprints. 

My MRT program contain two different types of MRT workouts.

First, there is the heavier resistance, classic MRT program.

And second, there is the higher rep, Metabolic Conditioning
style workouts. 

Both are used in my MRT program.

The workouts are different than anything they’ve tried before.

I’ve managed to create workouts that are fun, fast, effective,
and even give you a bit of that bodybuilder pump and fatigue. 

It’s the best of all worlds, and the results are dramatic
– and quickly noticeable. 

So get ready to achieve more with your workouts – and get
faster fat burning results than you have gotten with any other
program. TT MRT is the hottest thing going in the fat loss
world today. 

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7 Weight Loss Tips

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Cardio, Fitness, Getting started, Nutrition | Posted on 07-08-2011-05-2008

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 By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
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Okay, that’s it, all done with the holidays, so lets get going on weight loss. No more bad nutrition, get back to your regular calorie intake and 6 small meals per day. You are eating 5-6 mini-meals per day, right? If not, get started, and here are some more weight loss tips.

1. Eat more fruits and vegetables.

Get your carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables first, before using breads and pastas. You’ll get far more nutrients and fiber, and fewer calories.

2. Eat fiber

The average American falls far short of the fiber recommendations (of 25+ grams of fiber per day). Add an ounce of raw nuts to your daily food plan to get more fiber and to satisfy your appetite.

3. Eat more protein

Protein fills you up and doesn’t mess with your blood sugar, so you’ll have more mental energy.

4. Have something for breakfast.

While the exact reason isn’t clear, breakfast eaters tend to be slimmer than non-breakfast eaters. Start your day with a whey protein shake and an apple if you are in a rush.

5. Drink water

At least 8 cups per day. This will help fill you up and helps you avoid constipation.

6. Exercise less, but harder.

Forget about long, slow cardio. Learn how to do interval training instead. This will boost your metabolism all day long.

7. Use your bodyweight

There are hundreds of bodyweight exercises you can do at home, from beginner to advance.

And those are your 7 tips to help you lose weight, burn fat, control your appetite, boost your metabolism and get the body you want.

Sincerely,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

P.S. Is a lack of time stressing you out?

“No time to exercise” is the #1 reason most people don’t exercise consistently. In fact, a lack of time stresses most people out for many reasons – whether it’s a lack of time to prepare good food, exercise, or be with your family.

That’s why I created Turbulence Training to be the most efficient and effective fat loss program out there.

The warm-up is applicable to your workout, not some 5-minute waste of time on the treadmill.

The strength training supersets shave minutes off your wait time.

And the intervals cut your cardio in half, or more.

“I think TT is awesome. I have seen a serious change in my overall body composition. In 12 weeks I’ve gained a lot of muscle and have lost about 10 lbs, but inches are flying off.”
Gordon M.

“The TT workouts are excellent! You have literally changed my life! I got completely burned out on single body part training and long periods of cardio. It just isn’t conducive to my life given that I work full time and have a spouse. I’m already lean but I want to maintain a high level of health and have a fit, athletic look. I have to admit that I was skeptical because the workouts were so short, but even after the first workout my skepticism disappeared in a hurry. The time flies by at the gym and the workouts have eliminated a lot of stress because if I got stuck at work and couldn’t get to the gym for “leg day” it would mess up my training schedule for the rest of the week. I also like having the option to do some body weight circuits plus I have a full range of dumbells and a ball at home so I can get my workouts in at home.”
Janet M

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7-Minute Weight Loss Circuit

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Cardio, Fitness, Getting started | Posted on 06-08-2011-05-2008

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By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
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One thing we have to lose from our workout mindsets is the idea of this “60-minute workout”. Forget about spending that much time in the gym. Instead, choose better exercises that are more efficient. This will allow you to get your workout done faster, eliminating the “no time” workout excuse.

To do so, you need to eliminate irrelevant exercises. I know you want to do an exercise for shoulders, and one for arms, and one for abs, and one for this and that. But before you do, ask yourself, will these really get me to my goal, or have I just been convinced by bodybuilding magazines that I need 40 sets per workout to get results?

Now, taking those lessons, we can then create some pretty incredible bodyweight workouts as well. And these bodyweight workouts can get finished fast!

In fact, here is a 7-minute bodyweight circuit that can help you lose weight, burn calories, and blast your metabolism. You don’t need machines or weights. You can do this anywhere!

Bodyweight squat (10-20 reps)
Pushup (10-20 reps) – do it on your knees if you must
Reverse Lunge (10 reps per leg)
Plank (30 second hold)
Close-grip Pushup (10-20 reps)
Side Plank (20 second hold per side)
Mountain Climber (10 reps per side)

Do this with no rest between exercises. Rest 1 minute at the end of the 7-minute circuit and repeat up to 3 times.

If you are a beginner, do fewer reps and take longer rests.

It’s a tough, tough bodyweight circuit, especially the combination of two exercises late in the circuit. This combo literally exhausted me to my knees…twice…before I was able to finish the circuit.You can do the circuit up to 3 times.

Another weapon in your fat loss arsenal. Now you’ll know how to train efficiently and eat effectively for fat loss.

Don’t wait any longer to get started! Get all of these bodyweight exercises, and more, in the Turbulence Training workouts that you can do in the comfort of your own home. No more annoying drives to the gym, waiting in line for machines in an uncomfortable environment, or being intimidated by the super-buff gym bunnies. Lose fat, get fit, and workout your way – at home with only a bench, a ball, and dumbbells.

Sincerely,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

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Fat Burning Exercise Tips for Busy Parents & Professionals

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Cardio, Fitness, Information | Posted on 05-08-2011-05-2008

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By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
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The great thing about strength training and intervals for fat burning is “efficiency”. Because you are working harder, the signal to your body to change is stronger. You cut time when you increase intensity and you burn fat faster.

Now don’t worry, I won’t be asking you to do hill sprints tomorrow if you aren’t exercising today. For a beginner, we just do some slightly faster than normal walking intervals. For intermediate fitness levels, we’ll pick up the pace about 20% compared to their normal cardio levels, but again, the work periods are much shorter.

The key is, you must shift to a slightly higher intensity in order to cut time from your workout. But the workout also goes faster, and much more importantly, you will get more results and better fitness from these methods.

It’s easy to do these workouts first thing in the AM, at lunch, or after the kids go to bed. Plus, you can get a great workout at home with only a bench, dumbells, and an exercise ball. You don’t need fancy machines or an expensive gym membership.

And another bonus, you only need three hard fat burning workouts per week. You don’t have to be in the gym six days per week.

On your off days, it’s important to stay active for at least 30 minutes, but these days should be unstructured and revolve around being active with your family or hobbies. Don’t think of them as workout days, think of them as fat burning, stress reducing activity days.

Sincerely,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

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You’re Not A Beginner

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Fitness | Posted on 03-08-2011-05-2008

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By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
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… but you’re not at an advanced fitness level either. So how do you figure out which program is perfect for you?

Meet 5 foot, 8 inches tall Robert; a stressed out, fifty year old lawyer who had ballooned to a whopping 310 lbs. after years of neglecting his health and diet. But it’s not what you might think – Robert hadn’t stopped exercising completely.

In fact, according to him he was living a ‘semi-active’ lifestyle, and it was his arthritis and overly tight muscles that were mostly to blame for his less than stellar exercise commitment.

And so it was pretty clear from Robert’s current state that he wasn’t going to jump right into one of the more advanced Turbulence Training programs, but he wasn’t going to start from scratch either.

Robert needed a resistance program that was not only going to get rid of the fat he’d gained over the years, but do so in a way that wasn’t going to aggravate his sore knees and tight muscles.

Now maybe you’re not suffering from aching joints or tight muscles like our friend, Robert, but if you haven’t worked out in a while, then the best workout program to begin your body transformation is the Turbulence Training Intermediate Level Workout Program.

By combining dumbbell exercises and bodyweight exercises into strategically designed supersets, TT Intermediate will quickly help you build lean muscle, burn body fat, and boost your metabolism without jeopardizing your health.

And unlike a lot of other workout programs out there, TT Intermediate workouts are fun and fast. Remember, Robert was a busy lawyer, so he didn’t have 90 minutes a day to work out and do boring, useless cardio each week.

Fortunately, with these Intermediate level workouts you’ll not only maximize the little amount of time you actually do spend working out, but you’ll love the variety of the exercises, too!

By combining resistance training with short burst interval training exercise, Turbulence Training creates a perfect storm for extreme fat loss.

Yes, despite his aching knees and obese frame, Robert was able to achieve incredible strength gains and significant weight loss in just 45 minutes a day, three times a week on this program.

So if you can spare enough time for three short workouts each week, then you can dramatically transform your body, starting today.

Sincerely,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

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