Sunday, December 31, 2006

Summary of Articles Published in December

5 Action Ideas To Get Big Fast - You don't have to train like an athlete to put on muscle, all you need to do is follow these action ideas and you will start making big gains fast without spending all your time in the Gym. (12/27/06)

8 Ways To General Health And Fitness - General health and fitness tips that can be used in your everyday activities. (12/26/06)

How a Cardio Fanatic Finally Got Her 6-Pack Abs - Everyone thinks you have to do tons of cardio workouts to get abs. But that's not true. In fact, if you stop cardio and change your workouts, you'll get your 6-pack abs faster! (12/17/06)

How a 50-Year Old, Former 2-Sport College Athlete got in the Best Shape of His Life - In this interview Todd shares his tips and tricks to getting the most out of your fat loss efforts and lifestyle changes. These will come in handy on those days that you don't have the motivation or direction to train. (12/17/06)

Toning, Light Weights, & High Reps - Research has shown using a weight that enables only 8 reps per set results in a greater post-exercise metabolism than using a weight that allows 12 reps per set. (12/12/06)

How Often Should I Workout? - A common question, particularly around this time of year when people are getting gung-ho to go overboard with their New Year's resolutions. (12/4/06)

No-Rest Lactic Acid Supersetting - Supercharge Your Metabolism For Fat Loss! - The name is a mouthful but the training will send your metabolism through the roof! Combine the power of supersets with the fat-burning power of Lactic Acid-based training and you get a workout that will peel the fat right off your body! (12/2/06)

Pike Handstand Push-Ups and Horizontal Push-Ups - The handstand push-up is simply one of THE very best shoulder exercises in existence. It's also one of the hardest! (12/2/06)

Friday, December 29, 2006

Only 24 hours left to get your Turbulence

Just making sure you read my post of 2 days ago about Craig
Ballantyne's new Turbulence Training bonus package. This is the
ultimate fat-loss workout guide to help you burst through stubborn
fat loss plateaus, while getting in and out of your workouts in
less than 45 minutes, three times per week.

What good is it having a great body if you have to be a slave to
the gym? With Turbulence Training, you'll not only build a better
body and improve your health and fitness, but you'll also be able
to achieve balance between exercise and your optimal lifestyle
because this program, unlike most workouts, requires only three
short, but intense, 45 minute workouts per week.

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In case you didn't get or read my original post because you were
too busy at the time, here's the direct link:

http://rxsportz.blogspot.com/2006/12/how-to-blowtorch-body-fat-achieve-your.html

Your's Truly,

Art Breshears
http://www.rxsportz.com

P.S. You have less than 24 hours to pick up everything in the
Turbulence Training package (including a 60-minute audio interview,
4-week Basic Bodyweight Workout, the Turbulence Training Nutrition
Guidelines, and the Turbulence Training Fusion Fat Loss Workout),
PLUS the four additional bonus reports mentioned above.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

How to Blowtorch Body Fat & Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions

Do you want to have your best body ever in 2007? Do you want to
achieve your goals in less workout time than ever before? And do
you want to workout with as little equipment as possible?

If you are interested in losing fat as quickly as possible in the
comfort of your own home, using simple workouts that can easily be
done first thing in the morning or after your children go to bed,
without endless hours of cardio, fancy equipment or expensive
supplements, then this will be the most important letter you ever
read in your entire life. Here's why...

If you've kept your eye out for fat loss articles in the past year,
then it's likely that you've come across the name Craig Ballantyne.
Craig is a fat-loss expert, publishing his fat-burning workouts in
national magazines such as Men's Health and Oxygen.

Craig has also created a trademarked fat loss system called
Turbulence Training. And as a fitness expert with a sincere interest
in your success for 2007, I've taken the time to evaluate all of
your training options to help you reach your New Year's Resolutions.

And you know what? After painstakingly reviewing the Turbulence
Training workouts and fat loss philosophy, comparing them to the
common long, slow cardio workouts that so many people are doing
(unsuccessfully, I might add), I've found that Turbulence Training
could be the most efficient and effective fat loss program on the
market.

With all of the "lose fat fast" programs and snake-oil supplements
out there, I have a strict criteria that a program has to meet
before I even consider recommending it to my friends.

But Turbulence Training is the real deal - after all, if these
workouts weren't, would the biggest fitness magazine in the world,
Men's Health, feature Turbulence Training workouts? Of course
not, they have too much to lose.

On the other hand, you have nothing to lose. Because not only are
his workouts proven by both research and experience, but you also
have a hundred percent satisfaction guarantee that you'll love his
workouts. Or just return it for your money back.

Let me tell you more about the Turbulence Training workouts.

First of all, they can all be done at home with a dumbbells, a
bench, and an exercise ball (a chin-up bar is also helpful for
those that are strong enough).

Second, thousands of both men AND women (yes, women too!) have used
these Turbulence Training workouts successfully to lose fat in a
very short amount of time. He's proven that you don't need to be at
the gym everyday for an hour or more. In fact, the Turbulence
Training workouts will only take 45 minutes, three days per week,
and you can do everything at home. No need for fancy, expensive
memberships, or long commutes to an annoying "mega-gym".

Turbulence Training is as straight-forward as any fat loss program
could be. There's no BS, no magic pills or powders to buy, and no
expensive gym memberships required.

If you've ever struggled to figure out what to do next in your fat
loss program, then worry no more. Turbulence Training spells it
out, workout by workout, exercise by exercise, set by set, and rep
by rep, for a full 16-weeks of advanced fat loss workouts. And that
doesn't even take into account the additional beginner workouts
that will help any newcomer get started on their fat loss plan.

How badly do you finally want to succeed this year? Maybe you got
off to a great start last year, but your momentum fizzled out
because you lacked the time to train 5 or more hours per week as
per last year's instructions. Or maybe you just got tired of doing
the same workout week-in, week-out, but your program didn't have
any variety built-in.

Well, all of those problems are fixed by the Turbulence Training
program. With all of the introductory workouts, regular TT bonuses,
16-weeks of advanced fat loss workouts, AND these 4 limited-time
bonuses, you could have enough workouts for over 6 months of fat
loss. Imagine how you'll look in 6 months if you lose a pound of
fat per week with Turbulence Training.

Wait, don't just imagine. Visualize. Believe. And then achieve.

The body you've wanted for too long can be yours, and in less time
than you've always thought necessary. In addition to all of the
workouts, you'll get Dr. Chris Mohr's TT Fat Loss Nutrition
Guidelines, and Craig will tell you the #1 secret for sticking to a
fat loss program.

Get ready to experience a new body thanks to all the inches you'll
lose, the pounds you'll shed, and the energy you'll gain in the
next few days, weeks, and months with a structured,
professionally-designed, fat loss workout that you can do at home.

With Turbulence Training's efficient and effective exercise
selection, and the use of time-saving, metabolism-boosting interval
training, you'll get all of your workouts done in 45 minutes, three
times per week. That's right, in less time than it takes to watch
an episode of CSI or Desperate House.wives, you can make massive
improvements in your body each day.

So here's why I'm writing to you today:

Craig is quickly becoming an international fitness and fat loss
expert. His on-line clients now span the entire globe, and he no
longer has space for new clients. And those that are lucky
enough to work with him one-on-one pay up to $150 per session for
his guidance through their personal Turbulence Training workouts.

But now the good news. Craig's put together the ultimate Turbulence
Training package that contains not only 16-weeks of advanced fat
loss workouts and 10 weeks of beginner programs, but he's also
added 4 new bonuses that are available only for the next three days.

1) 8-Week Turbulence Training Dumbbell-Bodyweight Fusion Workout

By combining a dumbbell exercise and a bodyweight exercise, you'll
be able to do the Turbulence Training workouts even in a busy gym,
or even faster at home if you use adjustable dumbbells.

No more needing to switch dumbbell weights mid-set. Just do your
dumbbell exercise and jump quickly into the bodyweight movement.

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 effective.

2) 4-Week Turbulence Training for Women Workout

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.

3) Nick Nilsson's "Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of"

The world's most innovative trainer is offering his patented "Best
Exercise You've Never Heard About" e-books as another bonus. This
is the first time EVER that Nick Nilsson has allowed this e-book to
be used as a bonus.

4) Mission Abdominals by Internet Fitness Superstar, Tom Venuto.

Tom Venuto has written the best-selling Internet e-book called Burn
the Fat, Feed the Muscle. And now he's allowing you to get all of
his secrets on abdominal training, covering everything from losing
the last bit of body fat from your abs to the best ways to train
your "core". Learn from the ab master about the best exercises for
your 6-pack.

But this entire package is only available for the next 72 hours. On
Friday, Dec. 29th at midnight, all four of the new bonuses will
disappear from the bonus package. Quite possibly, never to be
offered again.

If you don't pick-up this incredible collection of fat loss bonuses
today, you might kick yourself for missing out. This is the kind of
information that can take a fat loss program from zero to sixty in
just days, snapping you out of even the deepest, darkest fat loss
plateau you've ever experienced.

Success breeds success. If you start now, you'll be burning fat and
changing your body practically overnight. And that will give you
the complete motivation you need to keep at it week after week. I
bet you'll even reach your goals weeks in advance.

Remember, I only recommend the absolute best fat loss resources
that come across my desk. And today, that is the Turbulence
Training bonus package.

Simply go right here to get started:

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Your's Truly,

Art Breshears
http://www.rxsportz.com

P.S. Hurry, you only have until Friday, Dec 29th, at 11:59pm to
claim your bonuses. And remember, you get everything in the
Turbulence Training package (including a 60-minute audio interview,
4-week Basic Bodyweight Workout, the Turbulence Training Nutrition
Guidelines, and the Turbulence Training Fusion Fat Loss Workout),
PLUS the four additional bonus reports mentioned above.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Maximum Weight Loss in Ten Weeks

As a former fitness instructor for the Royal Australian Air Force, Gary
Matthews' Maximum Weight Loss program is the result of 20
years of experience in gym, training and consulting clients.

What is particularly gratifying about Gary's program is that it has been
adapted to address the biggest concerns of his clients (I'll
discuss this more in a moment), ultimately resulting in a
practical, "do-able" program perfect for those who require
results with a minimum number of training sessions.

The core philosophy of Maximum Weight Loss is that weight /
resistance training, not aerobics, is the key to successful,
long-term weight loss. Gary's absolutely right, of course, weight
training is the key. Here's why...

Weight training builds lean muscle mass: this leads to an
increased metabolic rate, meaning your body burns more calories
at rest. How can this be? Well, lean tissue, or muscle, requires
calories at all times (yes, even when you are resting). The more
lean muscle you have, therefore, the greater the number calories
you will burn sustaining those muscles.

Better yet, a session of weight or resistance training can boost
your metabolic rate for as much as 48 hours after the exercise
session.

Conversely, aerobic activity is an inefficient method of burning
calories, and does not lead to a significantly elevated metabolic
rate after the period of exercise. While one can't dispute the
cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary benefits of aerobic exercise,
it is not nearly as effective an exercise for weight loss as
weight or resistance training.

If you spend an hour on a treadmill, for instance, you may burn
about 600 calories. When you step off the treadmill, that period
of increased caloric requirement and elevated metabolic rate
ends. On the other hand, an 30-60 minute session of weight /
resistance training can result in an elevated metabolic rate for
up to two days after the session has been completed.

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The only exercises which will create a spike in your metabolism
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The correct method to perform the Unique 20 Minute Workout, once
a week which will jumpstart your metabolism!

The visualization technique which will help you improve your will
power & motivation to obtain the results you're aiming for.

A Unique Fast Walking approach which will Tantalize and
Accelerate your ability to burn fat!

How to preserve your precious lean muscle which you need to boost
your metabolism and lose weight consistently!

How to start losing bodyfat after your first 20 minute session
instantly! Unlike other programs, you don't just lose glycogen
and water.

How to increase your daily calorie requirements by up to 15%,
allowing you to eat more calories a day. (No more hunger pains)

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If you desire to lose weight naturally, with no gimmicks. This
no-nonsense, invaluable resource based on scientific fact is an
essential must have.

Another great aspect of the program is that it will help you
identify which environments will be more motivating for you, home
or at the gym. Because I work in a fitness club, I have always
had the mind set that working out in a gym was always more
effective than in the home. I guess you could say I had
"blinders" on.

This book has opened up the realm of possibility that I can get
in shape at home as well if I wanted to. Plus, Gary actually
provides some at home exercises that are effective.

One of the best things about this phenomenal program is that it's
designed to help you achieve your results in just 10 weeks.

Special note: Of course, weight / resistance training offers
benefits as well -- heightened self-esteem, greater flexibility,
strengthened ligaments, and tendons -- the list goes on and on.

OK... but there is one problem with any program that preaches
weight / resistance training as a solution to weight loss...

Perception. Many people see weight training as something
performed by 300 lb. steroid-popping behemoths. They just can't
see themselves walking into a gym and "pumping iron".

Fortunately, that's just not the case anymore -- walk into any
gym anywhere, and you'll see men and women of all shapes and
sizes (including seniors), incorporating weight / resistance
training into their weight loss and fitness programs.

Sure, weight training can be particularly intimidating to women,
beginners, and anyone who can't march into a gym and bench press
300 lbs. But here's where Maximum Weight Loss really shines...

It's a very accessible program (don't let its relatively short
size fool you), offering a solid introduction (including photo
demonstrations) to the basic exercises you need to know about,
without overwhelming you with incomprehensible data.

Best part?

You only train once a week, for 20-30 minutes! (Earlier I
mentioned how Gary modified Maximum Weight Loss to address the
concerns of his clients. By implementing a single short, intense
session once a week, Gary's clients were able to overcome the
frustration of diminishing gains, as well as time constraints.

While not everyone can get to the gym 3-4 times a week, a single
session is well within the realms of practicality for just about
anyone!).

Aesthetically, Maximum Weight Loss is an attractive,
professionally formatted PDF ebook that's easy in the eyes, even
on smaller monitors. It's a quick, unintimidating read (as is the
accompanying Maximum Nutrition ebook, which also contains some
good info, including a great section on food substitutions).

Bottom line?

A solid introduction to the weight loss benefits of weight
training with "zero intimidation factor". If you're struck in a
rut and need a program that will deliver real results without the
treadmill, check out Maximum Weight Loss...

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To Your Success,

Art Breshears
http://www.rxsportz.com

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Are you serious?

*** TIME-SENSITIVE MESSAGE ***

December 21, 2006

RE: A 'guaranteed' way to shed more
fat in 30 days than you have in
30 months


Do me a favor...

Look at today's date.

Then, count forward to February 1st, 2007.

What do you come up with? Well, unless
you're reading this email late, you'll come
up with about 6 weeks.

*** But, do you know what these 6 weeks
REALLY are?

I'll tell you -- they are the 6 weeks that
MOST people experience the greatest
amount of fat-storage "hormone"
production.

Ugh!

What do I mean?

Well, all that food that most of us eat in
November and December triggers the
body to "rev up" the fat-storing hormones.

Your body now thinks it is supposed to
cram as much -fat- as possible into your
fat-cells.

So, not only do you keep the bodyfat
you may have put on during the last
two months of the year...but...

*** You now have your fat-storing
engine on "maximum"...

This is why most people gain more
bodyfat between November and
February than the other 8 months
'combined'.

None of that appeals to me. How
about you?

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SO, here's my question:

--- > Are you serious?

Serious about creating a new body for
your New Year -- and still enjoying
the Holidays?

Serious about spending the next few
weeks BURNING bodyfat...and learning
how to ENJOY the holiday 'feasts'
without wrecking your body?

Serious about changing the pattern
of "gain-weight-lose-less" in 2007?

You had to be somewhat serious to join
my list of super-achievers.

Now, I'm serious --

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This is about a 'guaranteed' way to shed
more fat in 30 days than you have in
30 months.

Guaranteed.

I know what you're thinking..."But this
is the Holiday Season...I don't want to
think about this right now..."

Here's why you HAVE to...

1. There are about 100 spots left for
this -fully-guaranteed- program...and
they will all be history shortly. NOTE...
If you miss the window, you'll see a
"SOLD_OUT" message on the page...

2. You will have a "mental head start" on
2007...get in 'now', and you can enjoy
your Holidays even more, KNOWING
there will be a System and a team
'ready for YOU' come January...

3. YOU MUST decrease those fat-storing
hormones 'now', not later...now. This
can give you everything you need to
do 'just that'.

Okay, a few more things...

This means no "diet", no pills...but yes,
you will have to actually (gasp) work at it.

This is not a miracle.

But, this IS a "lifesaver".

This is the real-world team of "former
fatties" (as they call themselves) who
KNOWS what it feels like to be fat, sick
and tired.

Now, they know what it's like to have
magazine quality physiques.

Want to join them?

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You have first dibs. You've been on my list
for a while now, and I believe in giving
my "home base" the top advantage.

Why does this matter to you?

There's only about 100 spots open.

Those will go so fast, it will make your
head spin.

Yes, the deal is 'that' good.

Go see it --

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Sincerely,

Art Breshears

P.S. At least see the page...you'll know
why this "limited offer" bit is NOT a
marketing ploy.

It's simple logistics.

At least go see what I'm talking about...
and you HAVE to see the before/after
pics on this page. Wow!

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Two New Articles

The following articles were just added to our site. They aren't printed here because of their length.


How a Cardio Fanatic Finally Got Her 6-Pack Abs - Everyone thinks you have to do tons of cardio workouts to get abs. But that's not true. In fact, if you stop cardio and change your workouts, you'll get your 6-pack abs faster!

How a 50-Year Old, Former 2-Sport College Athlete got in the Best Shape of His Life - In this interview Todd shares his tips and tricks to getting the most out of your fat loss efforts and lifestyle changes. These will come in handy on those days that you don't have the motivation or direction to train.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Toning

Toning, Light Weights, & High Reps

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
www.TurbulenceTraining.com

I guess you could say it is my mission to show people the value of intense strength training for fat loss.

Every month more research comes out to support intense training over slow cardio, and light weights. And each week, in real-life, more and more men and women (yes, women too!) see the benefits of pushing themselves with strength training.

The evidence from research and real-life continues to pile up that you need to put down those light weights and cut out those high reps.

Take really light weights, add in isolation exercises, and repeat for a large number of reps. Do this for 3, 6, or 12 months, and you're guaranteed to have the same physique you have today. This approach just does not work.

You need to step out of your comfort zone with strength training.

Research has shown using a weight that enables only 8 reps per set results in a greater post-exercise metabolism than using a weight that allows 12 reps per set. And this was in women! So lifting challenging weights is not just for men, but also for the ladies.

Another research study showed that a 30-minute, hard total-body strength training session can boost metabolism about 36 hours. You just don't get that from slow cardio or light, "toning" isolation exercises, I'm sorry to say.

But what if you are worried about "bulking up"? Just do one or two sets of 8 reps per exercise, rather than three or four.

Bodybuilders know that high-volume training builds muscle. But if you don't want massive amounts of muscle, just don't do a lot of volume. That's just one of the reasons I don't use bodybuilder workout programs for fat loss.

Another way to avoid "bulking up" while still boosting your metabolism is to use more bodyweight exercises.

As for exercise choice, say goodbye to biceps curls, hamstring curls, and triceps kickbacks. Seriously, I couldn't think of a more useless exercise for a fat loss program than triceps kickbacks.

Stick to full body movements. Use squats, lunges, split squats, pushups, chinups, rows, etc.

Remember, you don't have a lot of time to workout. So you can't be doing bodybuilding splits from the 80's that call for three exercises for the long head of the triceps, and two exercises for each of the anterior, medial, and posterior deltoid.

That's just not possible in the real-world. A pushup trains almost all those muscles, and more. It works your abs, chest, triceps, and shoulders. That's the type of exercise that is going to help you get more fat loss results in less workout time.

I train in the concept of a short time frame. That is, anyone that wants to use my programs has less than 3 hours per week to devote to structured exercise. So there just isn't much room for isolation training in that time frame.

But training should be fun too, and adding some curls as a reward for completing a hard workout is fine, but only if you want to. You don't need those types of exercises to get results.

But remember, isolation exercises are not actually going to burn fat, but they can build muscle and help you sculpt your body. Here's the list of methods that lead to fat loss, in order of importance:

i) Nutrition
ii) Burning calories with interval training
iii) Burning calories due to an increased metabolism from interval training and strength training (with multi-muscle movements)

As long as you understand that nutrition is the most important factor in fat loss, and that strength training is essential for sculpting your body, than you will have realistic expectations of success - based on how well you commit to each process.

Get your very own copy of Turbulence Training & the Nutrition Guide here: http://get2site.com/u.asp?i=1134

Sincerely,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

P.S. Wait, there's more! Listen to what these success stories have to say about Turbulence Training. Get twice the results in half the time!

"I am a 44 year old mother of 2. I have been struggling for the last 8 years (since my youngest child was born) to return to my toned shape. Nothing has worked for me until giving TT a try. After spending hours upon hours in a gym and spending way too much time running and doing other things that will eventually wear out my joints, I gave in and decided to accept that I should age gracefully. NO WAY! I decided to try TT and cannot believe the results. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. It can truly change your attitude and life."
Lisa DiDonato

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"I purchased the TT training manual about a month ago and have been following it ever since. It makes so much sense and i really enjoy the different workouts so never get bored the body weight workouts are cardio in disguise as i find i burn just as many calories if not more from a BW session as i do with the TT cardio session. I am sore in places i have never been sore and find i push myself just to prove i can do the moves and love it. From an aussie that was looking for something other than just another weight workout with the same old moves this has been a real eye opener for me and i have been telling my friends just how great the TT method is."
Kelli Tomkins, Australia

"I am actually getting twice the results in half the time. As a serious gym junkie with little imagination finding your workouts has been a welcome breath of fresh air. I no longer feel bound to the gym struggling for the smallest result. My body and I are in this together now. Your workouts are interesting and make me feel strong in practical ways. It's more like a game of testing my capabilities, not another boring workout. On top of that I can't praise your customer service highly enough, you have been amazing! I never expected such quick personal responses to my emails. For the price I paid, I have received so much more than I anticipated. Many thanks and all the best."
Heidi Sinclair

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"Craig, got my 6-week bodyfat test lost 10lbs of fat and gained 6lb of muscle, im proving you can lose fat and gain muscle at the same time with your TT workout system, and nutrition plan."
Desmond Hardison, NV

"Hi Craig, I am enjoying Turbulence Training. I am a personal trainer, so I've incorporated much of it into my sessions. Though I used some philosophies from TT, your program has added a world of new ideas, methods, and techniques to my client sessions. And for that, I thank you so very much. Even my wife loves it, ha! So much more to read and implement, so TT reading will keep me busy for many months to come. Make it a great day!"
Loren Salas

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About the Author

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for 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 http://get2site.com/u.asp?i=1134

Saturday, December 02, 2006

November Article Summary

6 Ways to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain - The next 6 weeks are going to be tough on everyone's waist lines. Here are 6 simple tips to stick to for a lean holiday season...(11/28/06)

Why Calories Don't Matter - The machines lie. Not only are cardio machines inaccurate, but it doesn't really matter what the calorie count of your workout is anyway. Here's a fat loss myth buster for you...(11/28/06)

How Much Sleep Do I Need? - Have you heard the term, 'You don't grow in the gym, you grow out of the gym.' Well sleep is part of that. It's not just recovery but it's when your muscles repair themselves. (11/25/06)

The REAL Effects of Alcohol On Your Body - If you are curious as to the effects of alcohol on the body, this could be the most eye-opening article you will ever read. (11/22/06)

How to Cut Your Workout Time & Lose More Fat - Get your nutrition in order, then focus your workouts on brief, intense strength and interval training workouts that increase your metabolism for the next 24 hours. (11/20/06)

Top 7 Weight Loss Mistakes - If you are still going to the gym without a plan, then you are going to have a hard time losing fat. And if you aren’t recording your workouts and eating habits, then you aren’t losing as much fat as you probably can. (11/20/06)

Back Pain and Missed Workouts - We’ve identified what we call 'Bodybuilding Sins' that lead to back pain, sciatic pain, and other injuries...read em and take action now if you are serious about bodybuilding and are fed up with your back pain. (11/17/06)

Pregnancy and Lower Back Pain: The Hidden Cause - For many women the later months of pregnancy can prove to be quite challenging. One common problem many women face is lower back pain. (11/17/06)

The Simplest Weight Loss Tips No One Follows - Most people fail in their fat loss/diet goals not due to a single mistake they are making (with exceptions) but many small events that have an accumulated effect that sabotages their efforts. If the tips in this article help, all the better. (11/7/06)

What's Wrong With Your Fat Loss Workout - Are you frustrated by a lack of results? Are you spending too much time in the gym? This article goes over 3 top training mistakes and 3 ways to improve your workouts. (11/13/06)

When Should You Increase The Weight? - Without progression, the body has no reason to adapt and that leads to stagnant training. Which is known as the dreaded PLEATEU. (11/10/06)

Top 6 Sources of Fitness Myths - Nearly everybody who's started out with the dream to get into shape, build muscle or lose fat, has fallen prey to some type of fitness myth. (11/6/06)

3 Simple Steps to Effective Cardio Workouts - The bottom line is that cardiovascular exercise is part of a health and fitness routine. It should be used as a tool. (11/4/06)

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Are you serious??

*** TIME-SENSITIVE MESSAGE ***

RE: A 'guaranteed' way to shed more fat in 30 days than you have in 30 months

Do me a favor...

Look at today's date.

Then, count forward to January 1st, 2007.

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About five weeks until 2007.

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-- you may 'lose' 3 -pounds- of muscle -- and that 'alone' will cause you to gain an additional six -pounds- of fat every NINE months

-- you may spend yet 'another' year with broken resolutions and a body that's slowly 'growing OLD'

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

6 Ways to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
www.TurbulenceTraining.com

Obesity has worldwide problem. In fact, almost 2/3 of Americans need to lose weight and over 1 billion people in the world are overweight. If you are overweight, you need to lose weight and improve your health and fitness. And yes, this can still be done over the holiday season. Don't wait for New Year's day to start your weight loss resolutions.

There are a number of reasons for the increased incidence of obesity and overweight individuals, as suggested by American statistics, but also a number of workout and nutrition tips that can counter the effects of each bad nutrition and exercise habit that we have:

* It has been estimated that for every high-sugar drink you consume, you increase your risk of obesity by 60%! Soft drinks provide 33% of all added sugars in American diets.

Tip #1: Avoid drinking calories!

* In the USA, sugar consumption has increased from 26 to 32 teaspoons (between the 1970’s and 1998).

* Americans eat an extra 150 kcal per day now in comparison to 1980. In theory, this could lead to 15 lbs. of weight gain per year!

Tip #2: Avoid over-eating treats at parties. If you can't have just one, don't have any at all!

* Your obesity risk increases 6-fold if you watch more than 2 hours of television each day.

Tip #3: Stay active. Walk around the mall a couple extra times if it means you'll avoid the couch and overeating at home. Stay busy, stay active, stay lean.

* Only 25% of individuals exercise moderately for 30 minutes each day, whereas 25% of the population does no exercise at all.

Tip #4: It's not all or nothing. If you can only do 15 minutes of exercise, that is still better than nothing. Don't stop all exercise just because you can't do 30 minutes that day.

* Obesity continues to increase in the USA despite a continued decrease in the consumption of dietary fat. In 1994-96, fat accounted for 33% of total calories compared with 40% in the late 1970's.

* In 1994-96, just over half of the population reported eating fruit each day while the consumption of processed carbohydrates (such as bread, snack foods, and cereals) has increased 110% since the late 1970's.

Tip #5: Avoid processed carbs. Hit the veggie tray, the protein offerings, and the calorie free beverages at parties. If its rolled in pastry, don't eat it.

* Milk consumption has decreased in children by 16% since the late 1970's, while consumption of soft drinks increased by 16%.

Tip #6: Don't keep soda in the house. If you don't buy it, neither you nor the kids will drink it.

Stick to these 6 simple tips and you'll stay lean over the holidays. Add in a little more exercise and you could do the impossible - you could lose fat over the holidays! Get started on a fast, efficient and effective program of strength training and interval training today!

About the Author

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for 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 http://get2site.com/u.asp?i=1134

Sunday, November 26, 2006

How would you like...

A new body for the new year?

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

By: Marc David
www.Beginning-Bodybuilding.com

Let's face it.. sleep is necessary for life!

Better yet, sleep has an increased rate of anabolism (the synthesis of cell structures), and a decreased rate of catabolism (the breakdown of cell structures).

What this means to you is more muscle.

Have you heard the term, "You don't grow in the gym, you grow out of the gym." Well sleep is part of that. It's not just recovery but it's when your muscles repair themselves.

:: Stages of Sleep ::

Currently, scientists divide sleep into two general types: REM (Rapid Eye Movement) and NREM (non-REM).

And within those types, there are 5 defined stages of sleep referred to as Stages 1 thru 5.

Did you know that Non-REM (Stage 1-4 sleep) accounts for 75-80% of total sleep time? it's also in those stages that your body repairs itself and it's when the real growth occurs.

:: Optimal Sleep Amounts ::

An American study linked life spans with sleep amount and found that those who sleep 4 to 7 hours live the longest, with those sleeping less than 4 or more than 9 hours living shorter lives[1]. The National Sleep Foundation however maintains that 8 hours of sleep is optimal, claiming improved performance in tests, reduced risk of accidents and a better immune system. It is important to mention this does not apply to children and adolescents, particularly children who require as much as 13 hours a night.

:: Importance of Optimal Sleep ::

First, some theories of sleep describe sleep as a dynamic time of healing and growth for organisms. For example, during stages 3 and 4, or slow-wave sleep, growth hormone levels increase, and changes in immune function occur.

Non-REM sleep may be an anabolic state marked by physiological processes of growth and rejuvenation of the organism's immune, nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems.

But what happens if you don't get enough sleep?

:: Lack of Sleep ::

This is a list of potential problems associated with a lack of sleep or sleep deprivation.

irritability hernia nausea Decreased ability for the immune system to fight off sickness Weight gain increased blood pressure Aching muscles Faster aging Slowed reaction time dizziness

For all those reasons, you can see that getting enough sleep is EXTREMELY important to your goals of muscle building and fat loss. A lack of sleep can really put a lid on your progress.

Short bouts of sleep deprivation probably won't stifle your gains but long term sleep problems can certainly curtail your progress.

While there is not single number that works for every single person, generally 4-7 hours should be enough for most people under most conditions to build muscle and burn fat.

It's true that some people need more and some people need less.

:: Sleep Tips for Getting the Rest You Need ::

Continued at www.healthybiz2000.com/rxsports/articles/sleep.htm

Monday, November 20, 2006

Weight Loss Mistakes

Top 7 Weight Loss Mistakes

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
www.TurbulenceTraining.com

Seven Mistakes People Make When Trying to Lose Fat

1. They fail to consider the consequences of their actions.

Alwyn Cosgrove (one of the top trainers in the business) once told me, "I get my clients to think, "Will this help me or not? Is this a positive step or not?" If you can see that every action that you take is either helping you lose fat or stopping you from losing fat, then you will start to make better choices. So remember that everything you put in your mouth is either for or against fat loss. And every exercise choice you make is either for or against fat loss. "Get that", Alwyn says, "and you’re a hit."

2. They neglect to control their insulin and blood sugar levels - 2 key factors in determining whether or not the body fat will come off.

If you eat processed foods you are guaranteed to elevate your insulin & blood sugar levels. If you do that, your body sends the message, “Store fat!”, and you won’t make any progress. So avoid white-flour based bakery products, sugary drinks, and almost any carbohydrate snack that comes in a bag or a box.

3. They train like it’s the 80’s.

Yes, I know. Eighties music is popular again. But that doesn’t mean ineffective training methods from the 80’s like light weights, low intensity steady state cardio, and endless low-intensity ab work should also make a comeback. That type of training should stay buried in the back issues of cheesy muscle magazines. Stick to strength training and interval training for efficient and effective body changing routines.

4. They don’t take 30 minutes to plan their next day’s food intake.

If you fail to do this, you will set your fat loss efforts back by a minimum of 72 hours. Without a good meal plan, you are left to hunt and gather food in the modern world. And that’s a recipe for fat loss disaster. You are bound to eat something processed if you aren’t prepared. You will lose the fat burning benefits from yesterday’s workout and it will take until the end of the following day to get back on track. An entire 72-hour period wasted.

5. They don’t eat enough vegetables.

We can thank John Berardi for making it common knowledge that you should eat fibrous vegetables at every meal to assist your fat loss efforts. By doing so, you’ll control your blood sugar and insulin - thus supporting the optimal hormonal situation for fat loss.

6. They screw up their hormones with poor lifestyle choices.

If you are out boozing and staying up late on the weekend, you are shutting down your fat loss and messing up the optimal hormonal environment for fat burning. I will talk a lot more about the optimal hormonal levels for fat loss, as I believe this is the underrated key to building your best body ever.

7. They don’t plan and monitor their training sessions.

If you are still going to the gym without a plan, then you are going to have a hard time losing fat. And if you aren’t recording your workouts and eating habits, then you aren’t losing as much fat as you probably can. To fix this mistake, start by getting on track with strength training and interval training. It’s guaranteed to get you lean.

About the Author

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for 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 http://get2site.com/u.asp?i=1134

Friday, November 17, 2006

Back Pain and Missed Workouts

“Bodybuilding Sins” That Cause Back Pain and Missed Workouts

by Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS and Steve Hefferon, CMT

Part I of II

It’s one thing for someone who sits at a computer all day and never exercises to have back pain, but for a bodybuilder, someone who spends hours and hours each week pouring everything they’ve got into building muscle, it should be criminal!

The reason we say this is because, if you are going to spend so much time, money, and energy trying to build the “perfect body”, you have to make sure that you not only look good, but also feel good…

We’ve identified what we call “Bodybuilding Sins” that lead to back pain, sciatic pain, and other injuries… read em and take action now if you are serious about bodybuilding and are fed up with your back pain.

Because there is so much information to share with you, we’ve broken it down into a series of 5 articles, each covering a different component of how back pain affects bodybuilders.

Here’s a breakdown of the articles to look for:

1. Article #1 - Choosing The WRONG Exercises (below)
2. Article #2 - Training Variations for Pain Relief and Maximum Results
3. Article #3 - Targeted Stretching
4. Article #4 - Targeted Exercises
5. Article #5 - Rest, Recovery, and Injury Prevention

Article #1 - Choosing the WRONG Exercises

Get ready, this is gonna hurt! The exercises most bodybuilders focus on the most, are the ones that cause the most problems… hopefully, you’re different J

But before we share with you what those exercise are, let’s talk real quickly about what bodybuilding is…

The goal of bodybuilding isn’t to get as big as you can, or at least to us it isn’t and shouldn’t be, but to build a balanced body that is as strong as possible in every way. For example, while being freakishly big may get people’s attention, it serves you no purpose at all…

while on the other hand, what if you were not only big, but also extremely strong and powerful, lightning fast, flexible, and agile enough to kick ass if needed?

So many bodybuilders build massive amounts of muscle yet are so unbelievably weak and inflexible… for example, we know a guy who can bench press over 350 lbs but can’t do a measly 50 push-ups!

The point is, the exercises you choose and how you perform them not only determine how big, strong, and flexible you are, but also affect how your body functions and whether or not you suffer from aches, pains, and injuries like back pain and sciatic pain.

Ok, here they are… the exercises that create the most problems and are most likely to lead to back pain:

1. Bench Press

2. Leg Extension

So, any of your favorites on this list?

While there are others, these are the two that cause the most damage.

There are several reasons why these exercises made our list of the “worst bodybuilding exercises”. First, both of them target areas that already tend to get worked a lot in everyday life and often times are overdeveloped…

and by focusing so much on these exercises you end up creating muscle imbalances, or worsening existing muscle imbalances, which pull your bones and joints out of their normal position…

and this leads to uneven pressure and wear and tear on your muscle, ligaments, tendons, bones, and joints and will sooner or later lead a break down or injury.

For example, chronic overuse of the bench press, coupled with little or no exercises targeting the upper back, leads to an overdevelopment of the chest and a lack of strength and development in the upper back…

This all too common combination leads to what we call “Turtle Back”. You know what we’re talking about, when the shoulders are pulled so far forward, lats are as wide as barn, and from behind, their back looks like a giant sea turtle shell!

This “Turtle Back” posture can create neck, upper back, and shoulder pain and injuries faster than you can pop an Advil!

Plus, how many times during your day are you forced to lie on your back and push up a bar loaded with weights? There are so many better exercises for chest development that not only stimulate more muscle, but also build more usable strength.

Now let’s talk about the fabulous thigh builder, the leg extension…

Not only does it place an unbelievable amount of strain on the knee joint, but it also will quickly overdevelop the quads, which are already getting far more work than their counterpart, the hamstrings.

An imbalance between the quadriceps and hamstrings, which is also extremely common in bodybuilders, is a key contributor to back pain. This imbalance is easily identifiable by what people often call “Bubble Butt” or “Ghetto Booty”.

So hopefully you can see how important it is to choose your exercises wisely. We strongly recommend you cut out these exercises, or at least cut back on using them and add in targeted exercises for the opposing muscle groups and targeted stretches for those tight, overdeveloped muscles.

The key to eliminating back pain, or any other ache, pain or injury for that matter, is to bring your body closer to balance…

What good is muscle if you can’t use it? How many more workouts are you going to miss because of back, neck, or shoulder pain? How much bigger and stronger could you be if back pain and other injuries weren’t ruining your training?

Just imagine how bad things will be 10, 20, or 30 years from now if you don’t make changes to your training now… but don’t take our word for it, ask some of the older bodybuilders who are paying the price now... you can spot them easily at the gym because they limp around trying to find something they CAN do.

Click here for Part II of this article: http://www.achieve-fitness.com/cmd.php?Clk=1699827 “Training Variations for Pain Relief and Maximum Results”

Pregnancy and Lower Back Pain

Pregnancy and Lower Back Pain: The Hidden Cause

By Dr. Tomas Sullivan
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The decisions of picking a name… The anticipation and excitement… Painting the new room… Clothing, diapers and family celebrations. The joy of a pregnancy is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Unfortunately however, for many women the later months of pregnancy can prove to be quite challenging. One common problem many women face is lower back pain.

Lower back pain can be a horrible interruption in day-to-day activities for a pregnant woman. More importantly, it interferes with their quality of life, not to mention the enjoyment of one of the most memorable times of their life.

The obvious cause of lower back pain is the biomechanical stress being placed on the mother by the added weight of baby. As the baby gains weight the mother is pulled forward. In order to compensate for this forward pull, the mother has to lean her upper body backward. This puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the low back and pelvis.

This explanation of low back pain sounds complete. It is a true explanation but is only a small part the problem. The “hidden” cause of lower back pain is actually muscle imbalances. In fact muscle imbalances are a common cause of lower back pain in pregnancy but it is also responsible for back pain in a majority of the population.

The strength and tone of the muscular system is an extremely important factor when assessing a patient with lower back pain. Unfortunately, muscle imbalances are not addressed properly by most health practitioners… but just because they are not trained in identifying and addressing muscle imbalances, it doesn’t mean you have to continue to suffer…

But before I share with you the solution to this problem, let me first explain in more detail what a muscle imbalance is and how it causes back pain and sciatica…

In a nutshell, muscle imbalances work like this. Muscles work together with opposing muscles to allow movement at joints. One muscle stretches while the other shortens. Each side should be of equal tone and strength. When a pregnant woman walks, moves, bends, twists or sleeps she will typically do so in an unbalanced and awkward manner to accommodate for her increased weight. In addition, various everyday activities and positions we put our body in create imbalances in the muscle groups and during pregnancy it only worsens…

Muscle imbalances then pull the pelvis and low back out of alignment and this places uneven and excessive stress on the muscles, bones and joints.

The spine is comprised of 24 moveable bones with a shock-absorbing disc in between each bone. This spinal column rests on three large bones called the pelvic girdle. When this spinal column is in proper alignment it will carry a majority of the weight and stress being placed on the body. When one or more of these 24 bones misaligns, especially the pelvis, the muscles work overtime so to speak. They now have to carry the weight that the spinal column is supposed to handle. At this point the muscles are unbalanced and are very prone to an injury. Lower back pain is the most common expression of this problem.

If the above scenario takes place then the stage has been set for lower back pain and dysfunction. Not only does the soon to be Mom have to deal with safely carrying the baby, she has to now do it with a painful lower back. Let’s face it, the soon to be Mom is going to be in pain and she is not going to enjoy her most cherished time in life.

The Solution

The solution is based on a better understanding of muscle imbalances and how your body works… The first thing you have to do is fully understand what muscle imbalances are, how they are created and how they cause back pain and sciatica…

Once you understand muscle imbalances the next step is to identify the ones you have and understand how they are creating your pain… after you have identified the imbalances is when you can then begin addressing them with the right combination of corrective exercises, stretches and treatments…

Unfortunately, there are very few healthcare professionals that are trained and experienced in addressing muscle imbalances… the good news is you can find out what imbalances you have on your own by performing simple self assessments or tests. You can learn more about how to identify and address your muscle imbalances by visiting http://get2site.com/u.asp?i=1711.

For more information on how to treat all forms of Back Pain read the latest Back Pain Advisory from The Healthy Back Institute. Visit http://get2site.com/u.asp?i=1711 to sign up for your free back pain e-mail educational course.

Dr. Thomas Sullivan, got his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1993 and received his Decorate of Chiropractic in 1997 from Life College of Chiropractic, he is a Certified Active Release Practitioner and Director of Sullivan Chiropractic and Muscle Therapy Center in Manhattan NY.

To see other great articles by Dr. Sullivan, please visit http://get2site.com/u.asp?i=1711. There, you will find many more articles and resources to help educate and get rid of your back pain forever.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A new body for the new year

Tuesday 14th of November 2006

RE: A New You

I am writing to you in hopes that you get this
email in time!

I want to share with you something very special...

Did you know that we gain more bodyfat between
October and December than all the other months
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With the Christmas and the New Year quickly
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AND... still enjoy some of your favorite foods.

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Fat Loss Workout

What's Wrong With Your Fat Loss Workout

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
www.TurbulenceTraining.com

Are you frustrated by a lack of results?

Are you spending too much time in the gym?

It drives me crazy to hear about people working really hard but getting no results.

But I see people in the gym everyday that are doing the same workout and getting nowhere.

You can see the look of frustration and the dread of even doing the workout in their eyes.

I hope this doesn't describe you and your fat loss situation. If it does, let's take a look at some of the best fat loss tips and workout solutions to get you back on the fat loss track.

1. CB's Top 3 Training Tips for Fat Loss

i) Train with intensity. Yes it takes a lot of effort to do 45 minutes of cardio, but that is low-intensity exercise (since you can do it for 45 minutes straight). Instead, you have to increase the intensity of your efforts.

That means the following...

ii) Don't rely on slow, steady, long workouts of cardio. Use intervals instead.

iii) Don't use high reps for fat loss. Use low reps instead.

You want to increase the intensity of your training to put "metabolic turbulence" on your muscles.

So you need to use moderately heavy weights or advanced bodyweight exercises and interval training to apply this metabolic disturbance and elicit a significant increase in post-exercise energy expenditure.

However, no matter how well you adhere to these training tips, you will not succeed without getting serious about your nutrition. Of course, that's why I had Dr. Chris Mohr design the Turbulence Training Fat Loss Nutrition Guide to go along with my workout.

With the right training intensity and nutrition, you will "get your hormones in order". Eating poorly can decrease testosterone (in males) and increase insulin in both men and women. This will cause fat storage. At the same time, too much cardio and stress can increase cortisol.

If you have high cortisol levels, increased insulin, and lower than normal testosterone, you are in big trouble when it comes to having a good body.

You need to improve your hormone levels to stimulate fat loss. In fact, I think that even Pilates & Yoga can help you lose fat when combined with good nutrition - because these exercise techniques may be able to reduce stress and could bring those hormone levels back to normal.

But for the fastest, guaranteed methods of fat loss, my weapon of choice is the more intense interval training and resistance training in the Turbulence Training program.

Bottom line: While cardio is focused on breaking down the body, strength training, yoga, and Pilates all focus on building the body. Stick with body-builders.

2. The 3 Biggest Fat Loss Workout Mistakes

i) Using only long slow cardio. There is definitely mixed research support for long, slow cardio. Most studies will show you two things:

a) Doing only aerobic training (without proper nutrition) will get you only a small amount of weight loss - even over very long periods of time.

b) Proper nutrition plus cardio will help you lose weight, but you will also lose lean body mass - and you won't end up with the body you want (or deserve).

Plus, long, slow cardio just takes too much time up from your schedule. Stick to interval training instead. You will get better results in half the time.

ii) The second mistake is sticking with the same program too long.

In most gyms, everyday is Groundhog Day (just like the movie).

You'll see the same men and women doing the exact workout that they did 2 days. I see men and women using the exact same weight circuit as they did literally the day before, using the same weight, the same crappy form, and showing the same lack of interest.

These people are much better off doing fewer workouts following a structured plan of increased intensity. Don't trade quality for quantity.

iii) The 3rd mistake...Doing high rep-low weight isolation exercises.

Exercises such as triceps kickbacks, concentration curls, side raises, and ab crunches are almost a complete waste of time.

The men and women that use isolation exercises will not make any improvements. Unfortunately, this is the approach taken by a lot of people in the gym.

Next time, we'll review the superiority of interval training and the best ways to weight train for fat loss.

Sincerely,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

P.S. Here are some TT Success Stories...

"Hi Craig - just to let you know a few things. First, I LOVE your program. In just under two weeks, I have already started seeing definition that has been my goal for as long as I have been working out (a LONG time); second, I love your interaction with your website and your program - that speaks more than just about anything as far as your commitment and dedication and belief; and thirdly, I tell everyone I know about it in hopes of getting them as excited as I am. Well, just wanted to let you know - gotta go now and do my TT workout! Keep up the GREAT work, and thanks!"
Susan Siceloff

"Thanks Craig for the phenomenal package. As a semi-successfull trainer in Milwaukee, I feel I have the tools to get me to that elite level. I can't wait to try these workouts myself as well as on my clients. Talk about getting bang for your buck!"
Nick Holtzman

"Craig, I've been using Turbulence Training since July. It has helped me gain strength and flexibility and I use the body weight program for my cardio, both of which have helped me lose 21 pounds and 10% body fat. I look forward to your daily newsletters and tips and like the manuals you produce. Thanks for your help with my health and fitness."
Ron O'Connell

"Turbulence Training is perfect for anyone looking to get into phenomenal shape without utilizing fancy equipment. This is an easy to follow program with plenty of great information to keep you on track. You can not go wrong with any of Craig's programs."
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"I have only been using TT a few short weeks, but I am already seeing results. I'm gaining strength and endurance while toning up and building muscle, plus the variety keeps me motivated. Thanks."
Lynne Krulich

About the Author

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for 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 http://get2site.com/u.asp?i=1134

Friday, November 10, 2006

Training Stagnant?

When Should You Increase The Weight?
By: Marc David
www.Beginning-Bodybuilding.com

Copyright © 2006 Marc David

Without progression, the body has no reason to adapt and that leads to stagnant training. Which is known as the dreaded PLEATEU.

If you aren't making gains with your current program, then you aren't going to achieve the results you want. A big mistake many people make is finding a program and sticking with it even if the program isn't producing results.

"If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you've always got." -- W. L. Bateman

A common belief is that if you just stick with the program, results are inevitable.

Think about this...

If you aren't seeing results on a MONTHLY basis in some capacity, it's time to change the training protocol.

99% of success comes from having a well formulated plan. A good plan includes tracking your progress. By monitoring your nutrition, body composition, and keeping a training journal, you will be able to see how you are progressing or if you are not making any progress. Keeping some type of journal will allow you to make educated decisions on when and if it's time to change your training load (the weight you are lifting).

Frankly...

Continued at www.healthybiz2000.com/rxsports/articles/increase_weight.htm

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

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Here it is in black and white...if you want to maximize every single rep of every single set that you do, you need to train SMARTER, NOT HARDER.

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I've just discovered two amazing training resources that are going to send your gains through the roof!

Recently, Nick Nilsson, the author of a number of unique training ebooks such as "The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of" and "Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss" sent me a copy of his new book and a membership to his new site.

Nick is best known for coming up with unconventional, unique and, above all, EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE exercises and training techniques. His new site and book are definitely no exceptions! This stuff is GOLD.

1. Hybrid Training - Maximum Tension For Maximum Muscle

In "Hybrid Training," you'll learn how to combine multiple forms of resistance (e.g. free weights, bands, cables, bodyweight) into SINGLE EXERCISES to keep MAXIMUM TENSION on your muscles at all times.

And why is this good? Because when you lose tension in the muscles, you INSTANTLY decrease the muscle-building potential of the exercise. With "Hybrid Training," your muscles get NO break in tension and you lose NO potential growth. Your muscles will almost literally EXPLODE with new growth and strength gains!

And I'm not kidding when I say the information in this book has the potential to TOTALLY SHATTER any muscle-building or strength plateaus you may be experiencing right now.

Just take a look at these two examples from the book...

- a technique that allows you to do FULL RANGE REPS of bench press with ONE HUNDRED POUNDS MORE than your regular maximum bench press. The first time you try it, you'll be hooked! Itdevelops the muscles and connective tissue like nothing you've ever felt before.

- exercises that TOTALLY ELIMINATE the weak points of standard exercises to fully stimulate the muscles through their ENTIRErange of motion thus achieving MUCH faster growth.

E.g, when you do dumbell flyes for chest, you get great tension at the bottom but almost nothing at the top. Imagine if you could add another form of resistance to the exercise and get FULL TENSION at the bottom AND ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP! Take it from me...your chest will never be the same.

And in "Hybrid Training" you'll get exercises that apply muscle-building tension just like this to EVERY SINGLE BODYPART. Seriously....these two examples aren't even scratching the surface!

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But where do you go to get new training information? Sure, the muscle magazines have info in them from time to time but, to be quite honest, you have to be willing to dig through all the supplement ads and rehashed fluff to get to anything new.

And when you go digging to find information on the Internet, how can you be sure that the source is legitimate? How do you know if the "expert" on the forum is really an expert or a 16 year-old kid who's been training for 3 months?

With "Powerful Training Secrets," you're going to get NOTHING BUT the best information, directly from Nick...he's been training more than 16 years and has a degree in Physical Education (including advanced biomechanics, physiology and kinesiology), in addition to being a certified personal trainer for the past 10 years and a published author!

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And here's the best part...when you sign up for a yearly membership with "Powerful Training Secrets," Nick is going to GIVE you the "Hybrid Training" eBook too.

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There, you'll get instant-access to a "sample site" where you can see the kind of great information you'll be getting on an almost-daily basis!

And if you're more interested in learning more about "Hybrid Training"...no problem! He's offering it on its own as well!

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Bottom line: if you want better results, you NEED this info and you owe it to yourself to check it out.

If you have any questions about "Hybrid Training" or "Powerful Training Secrets," please feel free to email Nick any time at betteru@fitstep.com. He's always ready to help!


Sincerely,
Art Breshears
www.rxsportz.com

P.S. Be sure to get in on the ground floor on this one and lock in your "launch price" membership now! As the "Powerful Training Secrets" site gets packed with more and more information, the membership prices will be going up.

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Monday, November 06, 2006

Fitness Myths

Top 6 Sources of Fitness Myths

By: Marc David
www.Beginning-Bodybuilding.com

Nearly everybody who's started out with the dream to get into shape, build muscle or lose fat, has fallen prey to some type of fitness myth. Many times, those myths come from sources and publications that we trust. Maybe it's false advertising that leads somebody to start a myth or the quest to get rich. Or maybe it's just simple ignorance.

The fitness industry is no exception. As with any commerce industry, there's the potential for myths that develop into frauds, dangerous exercises, worthless supplements or just incomplete information. If there is money to be made, you are guaranteed to find some popular fitness myths.

These 6 sources of myths, deception and fraud are not all inclusive. They are the top contenders for a variety of reasons which will be explained below.

The best way I know how to combat and avoid falling prey to any of these misconceptions and myths is to travel down the path of education.

It's far less costly to educate yourself (just learning from a variety of sources) than fall victim to ignorance and waste years and sometimes thousands of dollars on false information. Not to mention the frustration that myths can incur.

Fact is...

These 6 sources can be myth-makers or myth-busters!


Continued at www.healthybiz2000.com/rxsports/articles/fitness_myths.htm

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Benefits Of Glutamine

The Undramatic Muscle-Building Benefits Of Glutamine

By: Marc David
www.Beginning-Bodybuilding.com

Glutamine: The Basics

Glutamine is 1 of 11 nonessential amino acids. Just because it's nonessential doesn't mean it's not necessary. Simply put, the body can produce what it needs. 60% of all free form amino acids come in the form of glutamine. During times of stress (stress not defined), glutamine reserves are depleted.

Glutamine: The Benefits

* Boosts immune system functions
* Maintain muscle mass (preservation)
* Prevents muscle breakdown (catabolism)
* Enhances glycogen storage
* Aids recovery from exercise
* Promotes healing
* Increases growth hormone levels

Many studies have already proven that despite all the hype about how glutamine supplementation might help increase muscle mass, strength and prevent the dreaded OT (overtraining) syndrome, research articles that can be found today (2006) that examine glutamine supplementation benefits on performance, body composition and protein degradation have shown that it offers no noticeable, scientifically proven benefit to the weight lifter.

[There goes that popular theory that glutamine helps preserver your precious muscle after workouts or in general.]

Face it... nobody makes any money proving a supplement doesn't work.

Obviously when I received the original article about glutamine's super muscle building benefits, I was curious myself. After finding the research done by David Barr, I was so excited I couldn't wait to tell you. I'm not going to provide a full reference list - they're all right at the end of David Barr's article which will be included here for your reference.

[Thank you, David Barr, for doing all the leg work so I can pass along your research.]

To summarize some of the key points that David Barr found in his original research:

Continued at www.healthybiz2000.com/rxsports/glutamine.htm

Friday, November 03, 2006

Are grains really healthy?

Are you like me and have a hard time with eating
beans and grains, despite the fact they're supposed
to be 'healthy'?

Do you gain fat when you eat even "non-refined"
healthy carbs like brown rice?

I did -- until recently.

Here's your mid-week tip:

Soak all grains and legumes for 24 hours
prior to cooking them.

Don't worry -- they taste the same. They're even
more fluffy. But, more important than that --

they are now "lectin-free"...or 90% there.

What are lectins?

Lectins are protein and protein-family substances
that love to bind to stuff and mess with your body's
cellular structure.

The have a nasty habit of rendering even the most
healthy of foods (almost always plant-based) very
unhealthy for you to consume.

This does not have to be.

Simply soaking brown rice and legumes (beans)
in water for 24 hours, according to food allergy
researcher Dr. David Freed, causes the lectins in
both foods to be destroyed 10 minutes into cooking.

This will not happen if you cook grains normally.

This is why you may be sniffling or having a hard
time with "good carbs" in your diet. There are other
reasons, but I've found this to be the ace in the hole.

Try it and see if your grains don't go down better.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

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That's it...then enjoy the audio.

Sincerely,
Art Breshears

P.S. Jon gives away more stuff for freee
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P.S. - Would you like to know more about my
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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Your Nutrition

How Bad is Your Nutrition?

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
www.TurbulenceTraining.com

Chances are your nutrition is terrible. Or at the very least, your nutrition plan is good but you allow yourself far too many treats. Take today for example. How many Halloween candies have you treated yourself to at work? And you still have to go home and resist the leftover candy bowl or your child’s Halloween loot. The bottom line: You can’t succeed in your fat loss program if your diet is average.

I need to bring up this point because of the many emails people send me about their nutrition. From what I read, most people’s nutrition plans are far too poor to allow them to lose fat. And yet they are working harder than ever in the gym and wondering why they aren’t losing fat. No workout will help you build muscle and lose fat if you keep eating at fast-food restaurants, drinking sugary sodas, and raiding bags of leftover mini-candy bars.

And it’s frustrating because the secrets to fat loss nutrition are so simple. The best approach is eating several small meals per day, with each meal containing lean protein, vegetables, and other whole foods. You must eliminate unnecessary calories such as soda and high-fat, high-sugar snacks (like that mini-Snickers bar that’s on your desk right now). If you’re trying to lose fat, you can’t have treats every day. If fat loss is the goal, then cookies, apple pie, ice cream, nachos, fried foods, etc. just don't make the cut, as unfortunate as it is.

Research shows that an increased intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with fat loss (nutritionists never put a limit on the number of vegetables that people should eat - provided they are not fried or covered in fat or sauces). Other research suggests that replacing carbohydrates with almonds (a source of fiber, protein, and monounsaturated fats) leads to greater weight loss. Almonds are a very healthy snack and help curb hunger. A typical serving is 1 ounce of almonds (about 22 pieces) and can replace chips, chocolate bars, and cookies in your diet.

Make sure you are logging your food intake and making notes about your energy levels when you eat certain foods. Soon you will identify the nutritional reasons for your fatigue or for your consistent energy levels. You will quickly associate sugar and fried foods with poor mental performance, while noticing that small, whole, natural food-based meals and snacks help keep you alert and full of energy.

If you are overweight and just starting to improve your nutrition, I have some good news for you. You should begin losing at least 1 pound per week (probably 2 or more) simply from the nutritional changes.

Nutrition is that powerful. Don’t expect to start eating perfectly tomorrow, but you should slowly build up to eating much better and healthier than you were yesterday. Try to improve your nutrition plan everyday. Stay consistent and focused with your nutritional approach. You can do it. Here are three nutrition changes that would pay huge dividends for a fat-loss beginner:

Article Continued at:
http://www.healthybiz2000.com/rxsports/articles/bad_nutrition.htm