Here we are at day 25 on Craig Ballantyne’s fat loss workouts, Turbulence Training.
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Today is a light exercise day, just did 40 minutes walking around the neighborhood in my new Vibram FiveFingers.
Back to Workout C from Buff Dudes & Hot Chicks tomorrow, my last workout from this Turbulence Training program.
Hmmm….what will be my next Turbulence Training fat loss workout?
Anyway, I have enjoyed the quick home workouts I have been doing so far. I can squeeze them into my busy schedule and still have time to get all the other things done that I need to. And the mid-day break from the computer is a blessing.
So, today I thought I would have Craig give you a few pointers for cutting your workout times so that you can be more productive during your workout as well as the rest of the day.
Do you know the 2 biggest reasons men and women stop exercising?
1) Lack of time
2) Lack of motivation
Let’s tackle “Lack of Time” today with 5 ways you can get your workouts done faster. After all, no one should spend more than 50 minutes in the gym.
I use “non-competing” supersets. This means, choose two exercises for different muscle groups – and preferably completely opposite movements. For example, choose a push and a pull. That way, one muscle group rests while the other works…and you cut the rest time you need between sets.
2) Choose a better warmup strategy
Don’t waste 10 minutes walking on the treadmill. Instead, use a total body circuit of bodyweight exercises as a general warmup, and then move directly into specific warm-up sets for your first two exercises.
3) Pair dumbbell and bodyweight exercises together in your supersets
This saves you time at home (you don’t need to change the dumbbell weight between exercises) and in the gym (you don’t need to fight for 2 sets of dumbbells).
4) Choose intervals over slow cardio
The latest research shows more weight loss when people use intervals, and intervals take half as long to do.
5) Limit the use of isolation exercises
Pick multi-muscle exercises, such as squats, pulls, pushes, and rows. If you have time, you can squeeze in some dropsets for arms and shoulders if you want. However, if you only have 3 sessions of 45 minutes per week, isolation exercises must be the first to go.
In addition, don’t spend more than 10 minutes per week on direct ab training. It’s not efficient and won’t give you rock hard abs alone.
Workout less, live life more,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Creator of Turbulence Training
PS – Don’t know where to start?
If you are a beginner, start by reading Dr. Mohr’s nutrition guidelines…eating properly will be the biggest factor in your early success.
Beginners should also start with the Introductory TT workouts to prepare their muscles for the upcoming intense training.
For others, it’s best to start with the Intermediate Level TT workouts. If those aren’t enough of a challenge, you can move onto the Original TT workout and follow the 16-week advanced program right through.
If at any time you need a break, try the TT Bodyweight 4-week plan.
And then finish off with the TT Fusion Fat Loss program followed by the 30-day Maximum Fat Loss program to cap off a full 24 weeks of Advanced TT fat loss workouts.
After that, choose between the TT for Women or TT for Muscle programs to help put the finishing touches on your physique.
All of these are included as bonuses with Turbulence Training.
And I would like to add one of my own to Craig’s list:
6) Use Home Workouts
Working out at home saves you not only time but money and frustration.
- Home workouts save you time because it eliminates the need to drive to and from the gym and wait for equipment while you are there.
- Home workouts save you money because you do not have to pay the often lofty monthly gym memberships. You can workout at home with little or no fitness equipment.
- Home workouts save you frustration because you do not have to fight the crowds at the gym or take time away from your family or job to go.
Additionally, when you workout at home you can do a fast and effective fat loss workout whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Got kids in the tub? Do some burpees.
Kids still asleep? Do a bodyweight workout.
Kids not home from school yet? Go outside and do a few sprints as your high intensity interval training.
If you are ready to join me on my Turbulence Training journey and grab those awesome free bonuses Craig mentioned above you can grab your copy by clicking here—> Turbulence Training.
Until next time, stop wasting time at the gym!
Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS