Turbulence Training

Turbulence Training With Intervals For Optimal Body Shaping

Turbulence Training is a fat burning, body changing program developed by Craig Ballentyne, CSCS, MS. Ballentyne is an experienced personal trainer and accomplished writer, who is often featured in Men’s Health. In this effort, Ballentyne seeks to dismiss popular training myths and boost fat burning with interval and strength training. The controversial aspect of his plan is advocating a training program with no cardiovascular exercise whatsoever.

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He seeks to debunk the belief that long, low intensity cardiovascular activity (‘cardio’)   is best for fat loss, belly fat and metabolism boosting. First, he dismisses the idea that cardio has to be done in the morning on an empty stomach to burn fat. Second, he negates the concept that you have to be in a cardio fat burning zone to actually lose fat; he actually says that this results in burning only a few more calories than if you were doing nothing at all. Third, he relieves us of the idea that you have to do cardio every day, 7 days a week. The last myth he wants to set straight is that you can’t lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. Not true, he maintains, you can with his system.

His system is 3 intense 45 minute turbo charged strength and resistance sessions per week to lead to your ideal body weight and look. There are no complicated moves or specialized equipment required, so the exercises can be done at home or even on the road. It is focused on saving time and money. You can even do a trial 21 day program for only $4.95 online, so that is a fairly inexpensive way to try a new program and see if it is for you.

One main problem from a health point of view will be that he has effectively negated all of the benefits of cardio exercise that doctors have been espousing and encouraging for years. But Turbulence Training and all that comes with it, aren’t really aimed at getting people healthier, just more happier with how they look and feel. So, if you want to look better in a short amount of time, this is definitely something to try, but it doesn’t really address diet, so you will need a plan for that as well.

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