Men’s Health magazine had me working on my “best of list” for their annual awards issue, and yesterday I was busy writing up my Supplement of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Equipment of the Year, and more.

Picking the Training Tip of the Year was tough. There were so many cool methods that we used in 2013 to help our clients burn stubborn belly fat.

But in the end, I picked a method that you can use to boost muscle endurance, burn fat, and build more muscle. The #1 training tip of the year does it all.

It’s called “Rest-Pause Training” and involves doing an exercise to near failure, resting briefly, and repeating the exercise, resting briefly again, and then repeating the exercise one more time.

Essentially, you’re cramming 3 sets into 1.

Here’s how it works for improving muscle endurance. Let’s say you want to boost your push-ups from 12 per set to 20. Using the Rest-Pause system:

  •     Do 12 pushups.
  •     Rest 20 seconds in a kneeling position.
  •     Do as many pushups as you can to failure.
  •     Rest 20 seconds.
  •     Do as many pushups as you can to failure.

That’s it. You’ll love the feeling of fatigue you have, and this ‘extended set’ method will quickly boost your pushup performance.

Here’s how it works for boosting fat burning. It works best with total body exercises, like Prisoner Squats, Total Body Extensions, or Burpees.

  •     Do 40 seconds of the exercise.
  •     Rest 20 seconds.
  •     Repeat 2 more times.
  •     BOOM. Plenty of ways to build that into the HWR workouts or as a TT workout finisher.

Finally, here’s how to use the Rest-Pause system to build muscle. I used this yesterday here at the Intercontinental Hotel Gym in Toronto while doing incline dumbbell press in a TT Meathead Upper Body workout.

  •     Pick a weight that you can lift 12-15 times. Go one rep short of failure.
  •     Rest 20 seconds.
  •     Do as many reps as you can. (You’ll probably get 6-8.)
  •     Rest 20-30 seconds.
  •     Do as many reps as you can.

Done. That’s a great method to use in your 2nd or 3rd exercise of the day in a muscle building program.

Like that? I’ve got a million of those tips…

…and I’ll be teaching most of the 999,999 other ones at my next Live TT Certification Seminar in Tampa, Florida, on Friday,

January 31st and Saturday, February 1st.

Joining me with training tips of their own will be Master Certified Turbulence Trainers, Kate Vidulich and Dani Woodrum. We have TT readers coming from Scotland, Dominican Republic, the East Coast of Canada, and all over America to get TT Certified.

You can join us too, and become a key player in our 10 Million Transformation Mission. But hurry, the $300 in Early Bird savings on the TT Certification ends at midnight.

Join us and get TT Certified here

Kate, Dani, and I look forward to hanging out with you and putting you through some incredible TT workouts in Tampa.

You’ll also learn the latest science about fat loss and nutrition. Listen, this isn’t another generic certification where trainers are taught to tell their clients to eat whole grains, do more cardio, and park at the end of the parking lot to burn more calories.

Instead, you’ll get Advanced, real-world information that actually works. TT is an Advanced Fat Loss Program Design Certification, and TT is the only fitness certification that actually shows trainers how to get more clients and keep their clients. We give you every tool you need to succeed.

Once you make the decision to join us in Tampa, you’ll be sent all of the hotel and seminar details by email.

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I’ll even be treating the group to a fun dinner on Friday night. We’re going to have a well-earned good time.

Oh, and don’t forget that all TT Trainers get FREE access to our annual TT Summit held every June in San Diego. That’s a $497 bonus value just for being part of our TT Transformation team.

As a TT Trainer you’ll also get immediate access to:

– Every TT workout I’ve ever created (including ALL Bootcamp manuals)
– DVDs and online video access of the original TT Certification seminar
– Advanced Fat Loss Program Design and Client Attraction Secrets
– Monthly Done-For-You Marketing Materials like postcards, email sequences, Transformation Blueprints and more, all PROVEN to help you get more clients
– All TT workout videos (including many new videos coming in 2014)
– The TT Forum (where you’ll connect with other TT Trainers)
– And a very cool “goodie bag” sent to you in the mail (featuring some sweet

Turbulence Training swag and a special life-changing book)

Here’s to you becoming a TT Certified Trainer. See you soon.

Click here to attend the January TT Certification event with Craig, Kate, & Dani

You’ll leave the weekend FULLY TT Certified. But hurry…not only does the price go up soon, but there is only room for 20 trainers, and the seat are filling up fast (12 spots are already taken.)

Hope to see you soon,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men’s Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he’ll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com