Double Your Fat Loss And Get Six-Pack Abs With A Cutting Edge Twist To Metabolic Hybrid Workout

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Abs, Articles, Fitness | Posted on 17-06-2013-05-2008

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Today, I’ve got some exciting news about Craig’s new TT Grindhouse program.

But wait! It gets even better…

…Craig has allowed me to share one of the workouts with you, so let’s get straight to it.

We’re going to start with the 3 best dynamic bodyweight ab exercises. No weights needed.  They’ve even been put together in one circuit in this latest and greatest fat burning program (you’ll see them from 2B-2D).

Here’s the workout, called “#RiseandGrind“:

Day 3 – Workout B – #riseandgrind

Start with the general bodyweight warm-up circuit.

Specific Warm-up Sets:

Do 1A with 50% of normal weight for 8 reps.
Do 1B and 1C for 3 reps each.

Rest only where stated.

1A) Deadlift – 20 reps (2-0-1-0)
1B) Prisoner Squat Jump – 6 reps
1C) Pike Pushup – Max Reps (2-0-1-0)

Rest 30 seconds and repeat 2 more times.

2A) Bodyweight Bulgarian Split Squat – 15 to 25 reps per side (1-0-1-0)
2B) X-Body Mountain Climber – 20 reps per side (1-0-1-0)
2C) Power Wheel Rollout or Stability Ball Rollout – 20 reps (3-0-1-0)
2D) Stability Ball Jackknife – 20 reps (1-0-1-0)

Rest 30 seconds and repeat 2 more times.

Then you’ll finish with a Metabolic Conditioning circuit (only found in the TT Grindhouse manual deal here).

Why are those the 3 best bodyweight ab exercises?

Well, first, for beginners, you still need to master the Plank, Side Plank, and Bird Dog exercises. Those are the 3 best ab moves if you are just starting out. You need to be able to hold a Plank for 2 minutes straight, and a Side Plank for 60 seconds on each side. If you can’t pass both of those tests, spend more time on the basics.

But if you are ready to hit your six-pack abs even harder, we want to go with the “Stretch & Contract” system found in my top 3 dynamic ab moves.

First, the best of the 3 is the Rollout move. You stretch your abs on the way out, and contract them hard to return to the start position. But unlike with sit-ups and crunches, you do NOT round your low back – and therefore you protect your low back from injury.

But to add a twist to this circuit, I put the Rollout second in order. We’ll pre-fatigue the abs with high-rep X-Body Mountain Climbers that work your abs in stability (like a Plank) and your obliques with the cross-body movement of your knee.

To make that move even harder, you can put your feet on a ball or in TRX straps. You might need to do fewer reps if you use the advanced version.

Finally, we close out the circuit with the Stability Ball (or TRX) Jackknife. Your abs are stretched out in the plank position, and then you contract from the lower portion of your abs to bring your knees to your chest.

The X-Body hits the obliques.

The Rollout hits the six-pack with the Stretch & Contract system.

The Jackknife works from lower abs up to the top.

Boom goes the six-pack dynamite!

You’ll love that circuit.

Get the full TT Grindhouse program here for just $9

Have an amazing week,
-Nigel

PS. Don’t just take my word for it, check out these success stories…

“I just did workout B and it is one of the toughest TT workouts
I’ve ever done. My legs are still burning more than 2 hours later!
The 25 per side Bulgarian Split Squats followed by the 3 high rep
ab exercises was so hard, and then that 3rd superset w/2 high rep
burning leg exercises was crazy to get through. I’m proud to say I
did each and every rep.” – Anna Dormar

“Workout B could be in and of itself the reason to seek out (if you
haven’t already) or continue utilizing CB’s workouts. Kicked my
butt, but really loved it. Tough, tough, tough…” – Bill Steeler

“Workout C is a fantastic end to the week! Got the whole body fired
up with the first couple of circuits and that very difficult push-up
test. Then finished off with the Meathead grinder circuit for the
shoulders and arms. Haven’t done 21’s in years Great Pump! To
anyone in the TT contest, this would make a great last months
workout to put the finishing touches on your physique come contest
entry time.” – John McGovern

The Ultimate Bodyweight Workout

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Cardio, Fitness | Posted on 27-05-2013-05-2008

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By Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
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One of the most common questions I get asked is something like “If you could only do 5 exercises….?” or “if you could only use one piece of equipment….?”

I have to admit, I think these questions are silly, because when would I ever have those limits placed upon me?

Well, I guess there is one answer…a hotel room. Recently, stuck in a hotel with a terrible gym, all I could do was bodyweight circuits in my room.

Fortunately, because of my insane knowledge of bodyweight training, I was able to create an incredible workout.

To learn more, check out these bodyweight circuits
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So let me tell you a secret previously known by only a few of the world’s best personal trainers…

Your body is actually the BEST piece of home gym “workout equipment” in the world for helping you GAIN muscle and BURN fat without spending tons of money.

Countless soldiers, secret service men, professional bodyguards, gymnasts, martial artists, dancers, and athletes have long relied on bodyweight training secrets to build a lean, long, sexy look.

And here’s something NO fitness magazine will ever admit. You know those cover models they put on their magazines? The ones with the six pack abs and flat stomachs and no belly fat?

I’ve met dozens of those fitness models, and only a small percentage even workout with weights.

Most of them are simply athletic and just like to “bang out” a few quick bodyweight workouts per week.

Hardly any mainstream fitness model spends hours in the gym, even though that’s what the magazines tell you month after month.

It’s a complex conspiracy to keep you coming back for long commercial gym workouts, even though their superstar cover models don’t even use those programs.

Men and women with the long, lean bodies you want don’t use workout machines or even spend much time in commercial gyms at all…

…they are warriors, athletes, beach-body surfers, climbers, and all types of other people who prefer bodyweight exercise and fun activities over boring machine workouts.

The cover models are the people you see cranking out workouts at the playground or in the park with little more than their own bodyweight for resistance.

Bodyweight exercise is for people who want a life, not a life sentence of 2-hour long commercial gym workouts.

Cover models – like professional surfer Laird Hamilton, for example – would much rather be out on the beach enjoying their life than “strutting their stuff” in the cardio area of an empty gym on a Saturday morning.

And so would I.

That’s why you could crank out a bodyweight workout three times per week rather than spending another 60 to 90 minutes in the gym lifting weights.

With bodyweight workouts, you’ll save time (they are shorter and don’t require you to drive to the gym and back), so you can enjoy more time outside – heck, you can even do most of these workouts in the park.

You’ll be shocked when you compare the Turbulence Training Bodyweight Cardio workouts against traditional cardio machines because your results will show…

Bodyweight Cardio workouts are more effective for total body conditioning and fat burning.

Studies even show that traditional long, slow cardio workouts don’t even work while circuit training can help men and women gain muscle and burn fat at the same time – even if they are over 60 years old.

Bodyweight workouts are for men and women who want to build sex appeal while improving their health, fitness, mobility, and vitality.

And bodyweight exercises are for anyone who wants faster results and the ability to workout at home, rather than being forced into a 2-hour round trip to the gym.

If you want to burn belly fat and sculpt your body like a cover model – while just saying NO to long, boring cardio and extreme overuse bodybuilding workouts -you’ll love the Turbulence Training bodyweight workouts.

Check it out : Bodyweight Cardio
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We know that interval training works better than steady state training for fat loss. I’m convinced that metabolic circuits like these are the next evolution in interval training.

Take a look:  Bodyweight Cardio
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Weight Loss & Fat Burning For Busy People

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Fitness, Time Management | Posted on 11-12-2011-05-2008

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To a busy man or woman, finding time to exercise for weight loss is just another form of daily stress. But without exercise, you’ll have less energy to devote to your family, less clarity in your important decision making processes, and more time spent away from work dealing with illness and poor health. And in this business world, you can’t afford any of that.

As a writer for Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness, millions of office workers across America and the world have improved their health and fitness with my workouts. I want to show you how to lose fat, gain muscle, eat better, have more energy, and be able to get great workouts at home or even in the worst hotel gym in the world. It is possible to train and lose weight on the road!

By using an efficient combination of strength and interval training, you’ll be able to cut down on your workout time and spend more time on your business projects and more importantly, at home with your family.

In order to do that, I want you to understand that you have to make nutrition your main focus in the fight against fat loss. It is far more important than exercise.

Given that, you can now understand why you don’t have to do marathon workouts in the gym 5-6 days per week in order to lose weight and look better. All you need are 3 workouts per week, taking no more than 45 minutes. That is the maximum amount of time needed for my system, but you can do it in even less time if you are busy.

You need 5 minutes for a bodyweight warmup (do some easy bodyweight squats, an easy version of pushups for you, and an exercise called stick-ups to mobilize your shoulders – after all, you are probably tight due to computer use).

Next up, choose 4 basic, total-body strength exercises and perform them in 2 supersets. This will cut down time and allow you to work all of your body in only 20 minutes. Finish up the workout with 20 minutes of interval training. That’s it.

By improving your health and fitness, you can have more energy; more energy to devote to your work and business, and more importantly, more energy to dedicate to your family.

The job performance benefits of health and fitness are also undeniable. Sharper mental focus, improved mental and physical endurance, enhanced self-confidence, and impressive changes in your appearance are just a few of the well-known effects of a good training program.

Unfortunately, a lot of men and women leave their health and fitness until it is too late. In fact, I’ve seen many prominent business-people and lawyers struggle through the simplest of physical tasks. Simply because they let the typical unhealthy executive lifestyle overwhelm them.

Don’t you think these executives would gladly trade some of their wealth for the opportunity to have even an average level of fitness? Instead, long hours and poor eating have left them overweight, unfit, and looking and feeling 15 years older than they really are.

But it doesn’t have to be that way for you, no matter how busy you are.

The first thing to know is that your workouts don’t need to last an hour and half each day to be worthwhile. You can achieve great results by training for less than 60 minutes three times per week. You’ll be able to reduce your workout time by up to 2 hours per week when compared to traditional, inefficient training programs, and you’ll feel better and have more energy within days.

A strength and interval workout will decrease your stress levels, increase your mental focus and endurance, enhance your self-confidence, and drastically improve your appearance – all in record time.

Adding regular exercise to your lifestyle is known to improve work performance and personal satisfaction. Business owners that exercise regularly are 14% more likely to make the income they desire when compared to sedentary business owners. They’re also 10% more likely to achieve personal work satisfaction. It’s all thanks to the ability of exercise to make people more confident and give them more energy.

And research has shown that an executive lifestyle plan can result in dramatic health improvements such as:

Decreased bodyweight = -5.5 lbs.

Decreased systolic blood pressure = -17 mmHg

Decreased total cholesterol = -28 mg/dl

Decreased LDL cholesterol = -16 mg/dl

Decreased triglycerides = -45 mg/dl

Decreased fasting blood glucose = -26 mg/dl

Now all that scientific jargon just means that a good program will help you lose weight and will leave you feeling 10-15 years younger than you would without exercise and proper eating. It’s incredibly simple, yet too many men and women neglect to make a strategic investment in the future of their health.

It’s time to take action. Armed with this knowledge, you have the opportunity to improve your health, fitness, and energy level. Your first step is to review your current lifestyle and get your physician’s approval to begin a new lifestyle. After that, you can gradually and consistently improve your daily activity and eating patterns. Changes in your energy and well-being will be immediate.

As you progress with your strength and interval workouts, your new lifestyle will become an easy to follow habit, and your old lifestyle a distant memory. On a daily basis, you’ll notice improved performance and the benefits of a balanced lifestyle. You’ll soon regain physical strength and endurance that you haven’t enjoyed in years.

That’s a small investment now in order to live a longer, more energetic, healthier life. You’ll be able to keep up with your grandkids, not only your own children. I guarantee strength and interval workouts will add energy to your life while taking inches from your waist.

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have been featured multiple times in Men?s Fitness and Maximum Fitness magazines and all over the Internet, and have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week. For more information on the Turbulence Training workouts that will help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment, visit http://www.TurbulenceTraining.com

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Fitness Trends For 2012

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Abs, Articles, Cardio, Diet, Fitness, Health, Nutrition | Posted on 10-12-2011-05-2008

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By Nigel Jeal

With the problems of obesity and diabetes growing fast, the fitness industry, health organisations and physicians are highlighting these issues and advising you to improve your health and fitness.

WHO Data and Statistical Reports…

The World Health Organisation publishes results of the most common health problems, let’s take a closer look at the data and statistics.

Obesity:  1.5 Billion adults, 20 and older were overweight, of these over 200 Million men and 300 Million women were obese.  Overall, more than one in ten of the worlds adult population was obese.

Diabetes:  346 Million people worldwide have diabetes.  Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.  Hyperglycaemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and overtime leads to serious damage to many  of the body’s systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels.

Cardiovascular Diseases:  Cardiovascular diseases are the world largest killers, claiming 17.3 Million lives a year.  Risk factors for heart diseases and strokes include raise blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, smoking, inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables, overweight, obesity and physical inactivity.

Looking at these statistics, you are certainly going to see an enormous increase in patients being referred to a weight loss program by their physicians.

How Have People Chosen Their Workouts In Recent Times…

As the world starts to become a more fitness friendly place you are going to see a shift in the way people choose what exercises they do.

Since February 2008, we now all live in a “Celebrity Society”, everyone is following their favourite celebrity and also listening out for the latest workouts they are doing, with the rise in exercises such as Zumba, Pilates and Yoga being all the rage with top celebrities.

Although Pilates and Yoga will improve your flexibility you will not lose weight as there is no fat burning cardio involved.  This allows us to make some predictions as you countdown the new year and see what’s coming over the next 12 months.

The Top 5 Fitness Trends for 2012…

1)      Finding a Certified Fitness Trainer:  In 2012 there is going to be an increase in demand for Certified Fitness Trainers who have the experience, expertise and accreditation to give you personal help with weight loss, fat loss, diet and nutritional advice and an exercise program that really works.

2)      Female Fitness Programs:  There are not many female fitness programs available that help them get a lean and sexy body in double-quick time and fit in with their busy schedules.  I think you are certainly going to see an increase in workouts designed for females.

3)      Six-Pack Abs Workouts:  We all want to have chiselled ripped six-pack abs right…? But unfortunately, were not going to get them with miracle abs machines in six easy payments, these machines don’t burn belly fat or flatten your abs.  I think you will see some new six-pack workouts programs in 2012.

4)      Fitness Bootcamps:  Indoor Bootcamps see fitness experts bringing people together who all have the same goal, to lose weight and improve their health and fitness.  These Bootcamp experts lead by example showing clients how to eat right, reduce stress, train safe and avoid injury and inspire them to change their lifestyles.  You will definitely see more and more Bootcamps as demand grows.

5)      Metabolic Resistance Training:  If you are not familiar with Metabolic Resistance Training this is the new workout everyone is buzzing about on the internet as it is more effective for weight loss than traditional slow cardio.  You will see more super fast fat burning workouts next year for sure.

So to summarise, these are going to be the top five fitness trends for 2012.

Stay Cool,

Nigel Jeal

3 Workout Mistakes in Fat Loss Programs

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Cardio, Fitness | Posted on 27-11-2011-05-2008

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Are you making these common mistakes that often RUIN people’s well-meaning, yet fatally flawed workouts?

Mistake #1 – Using a Traditional, Ineffective Warm-up

Unless you struggle with nagging injuries – and I realize many folks do – you shouldn’t be wasting your precious time by spending 5-10 minutes on a cardio warm-up. It does nothing for you.

Eliminate it and use a bodyweight circuit warm-up instead, such as bodyweight squats, stick-ups, mountain climbers, prisoner lunges, and pushups.

Mistake #2 – Using Traditional Straight Sets for Resistance Training

If you get your program out of old-school magazines, it probably recommends “straight sets” – meaning you do a set, then rest a long time, then repeat the set, etc.

But eye-opening new research shows that non-competing superset training – there you use “opposing muscle groups” in alternating exercises – BOOSTS your metabolism more than traditional straight sets. (Reference: J Str Cond Res 24:4 2010)

And again, the short burst fat loss workouts you’ll find online fix this mistake – by using non-competing supersets and tri-Sets (three exercises) to boost metabolism.

Mistake #3 – Using Traditional Slow Cardio

I won’t bore you with the research I’ve discussed time after time showing you that cardio is inefficient and ineffective for fat loss.

Needless to say, you’ve probably learned the hard way that cardio doesn’t work. After all, you probably found the short, burst workout system when you were looking for something that worked better than cardio.

And that “something that works better” is interval training, as well as metabolic resistance training. And you’ll find an approved metabolic resistance training circuit that will knock your fat loss results out of the park when you do something like dumbbell squats paired with dumbbell chest presses, followed by dumbbell rows paired with hamstring curls.

Now go out there and burn it up with better workout strategies.

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Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men’s Health and Oxygen magazines and will help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment.

Discover more fat loss workouts to help you burn fat, do more pushups, and build ripped six pack abs in less workout time than ever before.

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1 Question to Ask Yourself Right Now

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Cardio, Fitness, Health, Information | Posted on 16-11-2011-05-2008

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Every morning I review my secret, sacred “guiding documents” that keep me on track to doing what I love, helping others, and of course, building a lean muscular physique and increasing my vitality & health.

And today just happened to be the day that I was to review this question from my quotations document:

1) Is the life you’re living worth what you are giving up to have it?

You may have heard this question in church, at a personal development seminar, or even just from a respected elder. But it could be one of the most powerful questions anyone will ever ask you.

Are working too much for too little? Sacrificing time with your family just to make a few extra bucks to buy things you don’t need? Are you sacrificing your long term health and vitality in exchange for the rush and recklessness of cigarettes & alcohol? Are you giving in to junk food which causes belly fat and leads to you being discriminated against at work? Are you skipping workouts to watch TV or sit at the bar, leaving you without the lean mass you desire?

So many questions…and I’m not done yet. And yes, I realize that you probably want me to shut up and stop challenging you.

(Reminds me of the old Saturday Night Live skit where Dana Carvey playing Bono comes out and says, “Am I bugging ya? I don’t mean to bug ya.”)

But I DO mean to bug you.

Once you’ve answered that question, answer these:

Are you doing what you want in life? Are you living the personal life that you want? Are you doing enough of the little things that make you happy? Are you spending enough time with the people that make you happy? Are you making the best use of the limited time you have?

Now I know that some folks will answer a resounding “YES!” to all of these, and I’m super proud of you and happy for you.

But for others, answering these questions might be like getting a bucket of icey cold water to the face.

These questions are a wake-up call.

But there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

So here’s the most important question to ask yourself…this is THE LIFE-CHANGING question…

If things aren’t going great, what’s at least one thing you can do to start making a change right now, today?

You don’t have to tell me (but if you want to comment below or send me a message on Facebook, that’s cool – I’d like to hear from you and maybe even help guide you to a solution).

But most importantly, just tell yourself, and then get started on making the change. That’s how you get things done.

Remember what I said earlier today…research shows that the biggest regret people have in life is not something they did, but something they DIDN’T do.

And I don’t want you to go through life regretting that you never did this or that, because as my friend Vince Del Monte says, “living a life of regret SUCKS”.

If you have regrets right now, you need to change. And yes, it will require you getting outside of your comfort zone, but that is what life is all about.

That is how we live the life worth living. Yes?

If you want to get motivated to find your mission in life, to build the lean mass you want and deserve, to find the MATE you desire, and yes, to even earn the money you deserve, then I highly recommend you take action and start making a change today.

It’s not “just” about workouts. It’s about working on every part of YOU so that you live the life you’ve always wanted to live.

If you want to change, start taking action now.

Get more FREE sample fat burning workouts at: http://www.TurbulenceTraining.com

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men’s Health and Oxygen magazines and will help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment.

Discover more fat loss success stories to help you burn fat, do more pushups, and build ripped six pack abs in less workout time than ever before.

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The Truth About Bodyweight Cardio

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Abs, Articles, Cardio, Fitness | Posted on 20-09-2011-05-2008

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By Craig Ballantyne
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The truth about Bodyweight Cardio is that it has the worst
name in Turbulence Training history.

I’m not sure what I was thinking when I put that label on it,
but I’m not 3 workouts deep and pretty much stuck with it.

A better physiological description would be, “Bodyweight
Interval Training” or “Bodyweight Metabolic Conditioning”.

I call bodyweight circuits a hybrid of strength and interval
training. The bodyweight exercises used in these particular
workouts are not so intense that they will cause you to gain
muscle, but neither would you be able to work as hard as you
can during sprint training.

You won’t burn as many calories in 30 minutes of bodyweight cardio
as you would in 30 minutes of running at a fast pace. Truth
be told, only kettlebell training has the ability to burn as
many calories within a workout as running at a hard pace.

Think about this…each pushup you do must burn less than 1/3
of a calorie. After all, if you do 100 pushups in 3 minutes
(that’s my score in the Martin Rooney 3-minute pushup test),
there’s no way that I’m burning more than 15 calories per
minute (not when running at a fast pace only burns 16-20
calories per minute).

So in terms of “within workout” calorie burning, bodyweight
cardio does not beat regular cardio.

That said, because bodyweight cardio is a combination of resistance
training and interval training, you should get greater
post-workout calorie and fat burning benefits.

And knowing what we know today about metabolic resistance training,
and based on Alwyn Cosgrove’s description of the two types of
MRT that he gave us, it is easy to place bodyweight cardio in
the metabolic conditioning category (higher reps, less
soreness from a session, sustained high heart rate).

As Alwyn said, “Your body doesn’t really know what it’s doing, all
it knows is that it gets your heart rate up.”

So the key and challenge is to create bodyweight cardio workouts
that put the greatest demand on our cardiovascular systems
(to burn a lot of calories within the workout) while taking
advantage of the depletion results from the interval-like and
resistance properties of bodyweight training to increase the
between-session calorie burn (like we get from regular weight
training).

To do this, we should use the non-competing exercise rule we
use in our TT workouts. If creating a circuit, going from a
lower-body exercise to an upper-body exercise is most appropriate,
as is focusing on as many single-leg exercises as possible.

The “Big 5” circuit approach works well for this:
Squat, Push, Pull, Single-Leg, Total Body Ab, as does the Big 6
(addition of a jump exercise at the start) and Big 7 (further
addition of a sprint type exercise at the end of the circuit).

Bottom Line: Bodyweight cardio will help you get that lean,
athletic look, even when you don’t have access to any equipment.

You won’t build a lot of muscle, but you can burn quite a few
calories and lose body fat almost as fast as with any other
TT workout (of course, there will always be people who respond
to this workout at extreme levels – and that’s why you need
to experiment and find out what works best for you).

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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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