Title: Fat Loss Workout Q’n’A
Do you have questions about Turbulence Training? How it works?
What's in the workouts? Or even what does it mean? Recently, Craig
Ballantyne was interrogated about his Turbulence Training system. Here are
the answers to your questions...
Q: First, can you tell us the basics about Turbulence Training?
Turbulence Training is the result of years of study in the gym and
in the research labs and library. From personal experience, I've
found the best way to lose fat and get results in the least amount of
time is to increase your training intensity.
With the right workout, you can get more fat loss results in less
workout time. Period. That is the one and only goal of this
training program. A better body in fewer workout sessions, and
shorter exercise bouts.
a) Shorter interval workouts instead of long slow cardio workouts
b) More challenging strength training exercises, such as advanced
bodyweight exercises and some traditional strength training free
If you have two hours to spend in the gym everyday, you can feel
free to stick to the same relatively ineffective and inefficient
program of long cardio and light weights. But if you are like most
men and women and have 45 minutes (or less) on only three days of
the week to workout, then Turbulence Training will work wonders for
Male or female, almost everyone I see in traditional fitness centers
could benefit from increasing the challenge in their workout. And
they can also benefit from getting in and out of the gym faster.
So that's what led me to Turbulence Training. It's simple, no B.S.,
no-fluff, just-the-basics, results-oriented training. You don't
need fancy gym machines or even an expensive gym membership. If you
have a bench, a ball and some dumbbells at home, you are set.
Q: Okay so it’s a training program that will melt body fat fast,
but what makes it so effective?
Most people are so darn hung-up on burning a specific number of
calories on a cardio machine, that they don't care how long they
spend in the gym.
But big deal. If you burn X calories over 30 minutes in the gym
doing cardio, but don't boost your post-exercise metabolism, you're
wasting the other 23.5 hours to burn a lot more calories.
That's what happens with slow, steady workouts that never change.
Sure you burn a few calories in the gym, but there is no "turbulence"
on the body to increase your metabolism outside of the gym.
Instead, by using challenging strength training, and choosing
intervals over monotonous cardio, research has shown that your post
workout metabolism is significantly greater. And an increased
metabolism for an entire 24 hour period is what gives people
It's like putting money in the bank. It makes you more money even
while you sit at home or sleep! That's the power of a more
And Turbulence Training workouts, and other "challenging" workouts
are always exponentially more enjoyable than staring at a TV (or
worse a wall) when "doing your time" on a cardio machine. You can
get this great "metabolic turbulence" in a boot camp, with
bodyweight, at home with dumbbells, or even in a busy gym.
Nothing is more effective than Turbulence Training if you only have
45 minutes, three times per week to workout.
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Q: Can you explain why resistance training and bodyweight exercises are
so effective for fat loss?
Strength training is just one key for fat loss, it is essential to
maximize your metabolism, and it is absolutely, positively
paramount to building the best body of your dreams.
For those that doubt, start with bodyweight training. Not only is
this method of strength training effective at helping you sculpt
your body, but it is also empowering to your self-confidence and
100% applicable to your daily living.
Everything from carrying groceries to "seks" will be easier if you
are stronger in the bodyweight exercises. Your mobility and stamina
will increase, so that you will be able to carry your children to
bed easier, you will be able to do yardwork with less fatigue, and
you'll literally improve your "zest for life" simply from mastering
your bodyweight strength.
All of these benefits without touching a single free weight...but
if you do go with free weights, you'll take your fitness to an even
Research from the 2001 meeting of the American College of Sports
Medicine showed that female subjects boosted their post-exercise
metabolism to a greater level when they did 8 reps per exercise,
rather than 12 reps.
So low rep, strength training is best for boosting metabolism. It
will get you more results in less time because it will continue to
work while you recover. Train hard & train safe!
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
Author, Turbulence Training
P.S. You’ll never miss a workout with Turbulence Training…
"Craig, I just wanted to let you know that I've been using your
Turbulence Training System to whip myself back into shape after a
vacation and too much time in front of the computer getting a
couple of projects completed and I've dropped 10.2 lbs. of body fat
in the last 28 days. As a fellow fitness professional I can safely
say that it's the best and most efficient approach to improving
body composition that I've come across."
President, The Fitness Consulting Group
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