“Craig, I felt so different after my workout with you,” my new personal training client Mike said, “It was like I was still exercising for hours. My body temperature was elevated and my clothes got looser as the day went on. I love it. Whatever secrets you’re using, don’t stop!”
That conversation took place in 2001 when I started using Turbulence Training with my clients. Mike, a busy executive living in the wealthy Rosedale neighborhood of Toronto, was one of my first clients to use TT, and my program soon became a fat loss industry breakthrough. His experience proves the power of increasing your metabolism.
You could argue that your metabolism is the #1 most important factor for fat loss. It’s a measure of how many calories you are burning, and the great news is that there are foods you can eat, exercises you can do, and even recovery methods you can use to support a faster fat burning metabolism.
When you add these 3 habits to your daily routine, you’ll find it quicker and easier to lose weight and shed inches. Plus, you’ll have more all-day energy.
That’s why I’m giving you a 12-Minute Metabolic Makeover today. Let’s start with a 10-minute metabolism-boosting workout and then a 2-minute diet secret to finish off the makeover. This is another uncensored workout that will never make it into any of my magazine articles, like the ones in Women’s Health or Oxygen, because they don’t have enough room for all the metabolic goodness.
10-Minute Metabolic Makeover Workout
1) Goblet Squat or Bodyweight Squat – 40 seconds + 20 seconds rest
2) Elevated Pushup – 20 seconds per side + 20 seconds rest
3) Split Squat or Bulgarian Split Squat – 40 seconds per side + 20 seconds rest
4) DB Row – 40 seconds per side + 20 seconds rest
5) Total Body Extension – 60 seconds
6) Cross Body Mountain Climber (alternating) – 40 seconds + 20 seconds rest
7) Jumping Jacks – 60 seconds
8) Rocking Plank + Plank Hold – 60 seconds
– Do that circuit once.
If you’re looking to gain muscle and get a ripped beach body, you can do the circuit twice. But if you just want to boost your metabolism and lose weight, once is enough, especially when you use the following eating and sleeping tips.
So what’s this about eating for your metabolism?
According to the world-famous Mayo Clinic, “Digesting, absorbing, transporting and storing the food you consume also takes calories. This accounts for 100 to 800 of the calories used each day.”
The more protein you eat, the bigger the boost to your metabolism. That’s why I recommend mixing a little vanilla protein with your Daily Energy drink to start the day. You’ll get a delicious drink that fills you up for hours and burns extra calories while you sit in your car or at your desk. That takes only 2 minutes after your 10-minute workout (hence the 12-minute makeover plan).
And the truth about sleeping to support your metabolism?
Combined with Daily Energy, research from the University of Chicago says that 7 hours of sleep a night will support your fat burning and give you the all-day energy you need to deal with work deadlines, crazy kids, and all of the chaos the world throws your way.
The best news of the day is that you can reset your fat burning and get a Metabolism Makeover at any age. It’s never too late and it’s as simple as 1-2-3. Do your TT exercises, drink your Daily Energy, and treat yourself to seven hours of shut-eye, and the weight will drop off – almost effortlessly.
If you need to overcome a fat loss plateau, use this Metabolic Makeover today.
Treat your metabolism right,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
PS – And never give up!
If you are struggling, do not worry or fear, but instead stay strong and commit to positive action. Remember that every day we keep working towards a better tomorrow.
You might get humbled at first, but there is ALWAYS a solution to your problem. The key to success is to never give up so that you will find the solution.
Stay strong. I believe in you. You can – and WILL – do it. Keep on pushing on. Never give up on what is important to you.