body weight 500 workout.

The body weight 500 workout.

body weight 500.
body weight 500, Body Weight 500, Men's Health, Craig Ballantyne

The Bodyweight 500 Vs. the Weight Training 300 Workout for Fat Loss

By: Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
www.TurbulenceTraining.com

The Weight Training 300 workout from Men's Health magazine was the most popular workout of 2007. It combined fat burning bodyweight exercises with muscle building weight training exercises to help men (and women) build Greek God (and Goddess) bodies.

So what is going to be the most popular workout in 2008?

Well, it looks like another fat burning, muscle building, body sculpting workout, and again it comes from Men's Health magazine.

The programs are similar in name, but much different in design.

I designed the Bodyweight 500 workout for the Men's Health magazine website. So far, it has helped men burn over 40,000 pounds of belly fat in only 4 months (At the time of this article.)

Many guys are reporting up to 20 pounds of weight loss in only 8 weeks. The results are outrageous. Even I am shocked by the results.

So let's talk about the similarities and differences between the two workouts.

First, and most importantly, I want to state clearly, for the record, that I did not invent the 300 workout. Never claimed to. All I did was film the exercises for Men's Health magazine and Youtube.

That said, the 300 workout was described in the original Men's Health article as a "rite of passage".

I look at the 300 workout as being like a powerlifting event. You only do that once in a while. Not every week, let alone everyday. You need to get really "psyched up" for that.

The 500 is different, because in each of the weeks preceding the 500 workout, there was an incrementally more difficult bodyweight challenge, starting with the lowly, yet still tough for many, bodyweight 100 in week 1.

Then depending on your fitness, it could take you 4-8 weeks to work your way up to the 500.

Its kind of, and I emphasize "kind of", like training for a marathon, or better yet, a 10k road race.

When training for a marathon or 10k, you do your regular workouts during the week and then a long run on the weekend.

Similar to what we are doing here...2 workouts during the week, and then a bodyweight challenge on the weekend.

Similar to the 300, but different, and unique.

Lots of fun though.

The main lesson I've learned from doing these types of workouts is that so many men and women - mostly men, but women too - love the challenge aspect of the program because it keeps them motivated and interested.

Doing the same thing week in and week out is easy for the dedicated, but for those easily distracted by shiny objects, knowing that you have a new challenge each week - and one that you can compare slightly to the week prior or to a friend - keeps you much more motivated to keep going on a fat loss program.

You can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. All you need to do is focus on resistance training with free weights or your bodyweight, and do interval training instead of long slow cardio workouts.


About the Author

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 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 www.TurbulenceTraining.com

Download Your Exclusive
Free Report!
 

The Dark Side of Cardio... And Other Over-rated Exercise Methods.

Simply enter your name and email address below and I will immediately send you a FREE copy of my controversial report about the most common exercis myths that are sabotaging your fat loss efforts. You will also receive a FREE subscription to my weekly Turbulence Training email newsletter containing free tips to maximize your metabolism, gain muscle and achieve success with your workouts. All these gifts are yours free as a thank you for visiting my website

Name:
E-mail:

Boost Your Fat Burning Program Immediately with the Research-Proven, Time-Tested Turbulence Training Workouts

You can download the program within minutes and get started today with a better way to workout for fat loss. No more slow boring cardio, no more long trips to the gym. Check out the this jam-packed, downloadable Turbulence Training package:

  • A 76-page e-book crammed with beginner through advanced workouts, giving you up to 26 weeks worth of fat-blasting workouts - VALUE of over $397
  • An exclusive one hour MP3 audio going over every detail of the Turbulence Training workouts and fat loss philosophy - VALUE $165

When I write montly workouts for clients, each 4-week program costs $100. But in the Turbulence Training E-book, you get access to four Advanced Fat Loss Workouts, and three introductory workouts that progress you from Beginner to Advanced. That 26 week package would easily be worth more than $397 if you were a private client of mine.

Plus, if you trained with me one-on-one, you would have to schedule your appointment 3-months in advance (my training schedule is booked solid~) at $150 per session. And if you had questions about Turbulence Training (like the ones I answer in the one hour MP3 audio program), an hour phone consultation would cost you $165. But instead, you get this in-depth audio interrogation for FREE as part of the Turbulence Training package.

  • Total Value of the Package is over $550. But you'll pay only $39.95.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S EVEN MORE!

1) Turbulence Training Fat Loss Nutrition Guidelines, by Dr. Chris Mohr, Ph.D.
(Retail Value = $24.99)

You need to eat right to lose fat, and this nutrition guideline shows men and women exactly which foods to choose, how often to eat, how much protein to get, and a shocking list of foods you MUST avoid to lose fat and improve your health. Dr. Chris Mohr, Ph.D., R.D., is one of the most respected Registered Dieticians in America, appearing on the Montel Williams Show, writing for Men's Health, Weight Watchers, and Prevention magazines.

2) Turbulence Training DB-BW Fustion Fat Loss 8-Week Program
(Retail Value = $24.99)

By combining a dumbbell exercise and a bodyweight exercise, you'll be able to do these Turbulence Training workouts even faster than ever before. Just wait till you try these workouts. You'll be blown away by the effectiveness of the dumbbell-bodyweight superset combinations. So fast, so simple, yet so efficient at burning fat.

3) Turbulence Training for Women 4-Week Program
(Retail Value = $29.99)
With both beginner and advanced versions, this program serves as a great add-on to the regular Turbulence Training program that hundreds of women have already used to lose fat and sculpt their bodies. All of these workouts can be done at home with a bench, a ball, dumbbells, and your own bodyweight.

4) Turbulence Training for Muscle 8-Week Program
(Retail Value = $24.99)

Burn fat, then build the muscle. Don't get caught without having a beach body. Once you lose all the fat you need, switch to this advanced muscle-building program to get the biceps, chest, and calves that will give you a "stand-out in the crowd" physique.

5) Turbulence Training Original 4-Week Bodyweight Program
(Retail Value = $19.99)
Sculpt your body without the need for any fancy equipment or even a set of dumbbells. This 4-week program contains beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels so that no matter what your fitness level, you can get a complete Turbulence Training work anytime, anyplace. Take this one when you travel for work or holidays, and you won't come home with any extra "baggage".

6) Turbulence Training 30-Days to Advanced Fat Loss Program
(Retail Value = $19.99)
Just what the title says. I designed this program for a personal trainer that I was training (Yep, I'm considered a trainer to the trainers) and we needed to get maximum results in only 30 days. By choosing the exercises that gave him the most results in the least amount of time, he was able to impress his clients (and get more clients) thanks to his TT fat loss.

7) Turbulence Training Advanced Fusion Fat Loss 4-Week Program
(Retail Value = $24.99)

The most challenging TT workout to date. This 4-week program combines advanced athletic moves with dumbbell exercises AND bodyweight exercises into one of the most intense bodysculpting workouts I've ever designed. Once you are finished with all of the Turbulence Training workouts, use this workout to build the body of your dreams in as little time as possible.


WOMEN: Click here to discover the truth about cardio for fat loss, and why the two components of short, burst exercise workouts have been scientifically proven to better for fat loss and losing your belly fat.


MEN: Click here to learn about the short workouts you can do to build muscle and burn fat at the same time, all while getting in and out of the gym in under 45 minutes only 3 times per week, so that you can get on to more important things in your life.

Fat Loss | Contact | Faq's | Testimonials | Free Report | Affiliates | Order 

Fat Burning | Fat Loss | Gain Muscle | Weight Loss | Burn Fat

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Disclaimer | Affiliate Agreement

Free Reports | YouTube Videos

Copyright 2008