Title: Fat Loss is 80% Nutrition or 100% Training?
Here's a question I get a lot...
"Craig, when fat loss is your goal, many trainers will say that
nutrition is 80% of the battle. What's your opinion?"
Absolutely, I agree that nutrition is more important than training
for fat loss, although it's impossible to put a number on it. I can
say this, "Your workouts are NOT responsible for 100% of your
So even though I earn my keep providing workout advice, I admit
nutrition is the most important part of any fat loss program (AND
for overall health as well).
As the old saying goes, "you can't out-train a bad diet". On the
other hand, a poorly-designed program can succeed with perfect
Whenever I need help with a client's nutrition program, I go to the
experts like Dr. Chris Mohr.
These days, it's far too easy to ruin the benefits of a good
workout in less than 30 seconds with some of the high-calorie
concoctions out there masquerading as "energy drinks", or in
minutes by scarfing down fast food or oversized, processed snacks.
Bottom Line: No matter how great your workout is, if you don't have
your nutrition in place, you won't get the results you want.
After I tell the client this, I always get the follow up question...
"So why can't I just cut my calories. Why should I waste my time
You have to do strength training.
You don't have to do a lot, but you have to work hard. And you can
even get your results with bodyweight strength training...(including
my new Advanced Bodyweight program available to TT Members).
But one way or another, you have to boost your metabolism and
stimulate your muscles with strength training, IF you want the best
body you can possibly achieve.
And if you use the best strength training for fat loss program out
there (Turbulence Training), it's almost guaranteed you can build
muscle and burn fat at the SAME time.
So don't give up yet, there is still lots of time to get in shape
for summer! Stick to short, intense Turbulence Training workouts
and get your nutrition in order - find out how with Dr. Mohr's
Turbulence Training Fat Loss Nutrition Guidelines.
Burn fat with the Turbulence Training workouts here:
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
PS - It's true, you CAN gain muscle and burn body fat at the same time!
"Craig got my 6week body fat test, lost 10lbs of fat and gained 6lb
of muscle, I'm proving you can lose fat and gain muscle at the same
time with your tt workout system, and nutrition plan"
Desmond Hardison, Las Vegas, NV
Get your very own copy of Turbulence Training & the Nutrition Guide here:
"I had heard many things about Turbulence Training and had to
experience it for myself. Craig has developed a systematic
full proof system that can transform anyone into a fat burning
machine. Whether you are an average joe, stay at home mom, or an
all-star athlete simply applying the information in Turbulence
Training for Fat Loss will provide you with the most useful ,
systematic, and most importantly fun fat shredding workouts you
will ever experience. Best of all you don't need any fancy
equipment just your body and a dumbbell or two and your ready to go."
Mike Mahon, CSCS, Board Certified Gym Therapist
High Octane Fitness
Orange County CA