2010 Fitness Predictions

fitness trends2009 was an amazing year in the fitness industry as millions of men and women finally lost body fat thanks to powerful programs like Turbulence Training, P90X, and Kettlebell Workouts.

In fact, I’d say that “Short, burst workouts” were the *program of the year*.

The year also made history because of the popularity of “contrarian” diet programs, such as fasting and cheating for fat loss.

Each of these nutrition plans also helped thousands of men and women to be less obsessive with their daily nutrition – gone are the days of weighing your food and stressing about every calorie we consume. I’m happy to see these two approaches become more popular.

So what does 2010 hold for fitness and nutrition?

Well, you’re about to discover my Top Ten fitness predictions for the upcoming year.

So sit back, grab yourself a Green Tea, and join us as we predict the future of fitness AND give you dozens of new workout and diet tips to help you lose fat and sculpt your body faster than ever in 2010.

Craig Ballantyne’s Top 10 Fitness Predictions for 2010

Let’s start with… muscle workout

1. Bodypart training articles, videos, and books will be huge in 2010

Meatheads, get ready! It’s time to crawl back out of the caves and be loud and proud of your desire for bigger arms, a more muscular chest, and yolk-like traps.

Generally when there is a movement to one extreme, we always see the pendulum swing back the other way. And in the past 5-10 years, bodybuilders have been like Rodney Dangerfield – they ain’t gettin’ no respect. So this should be the year it all changes.

Flex magazine sales will probably go through the roof, more guys – and gals – will be caught curling in the squat rack, and it will be *okay* again to be called a bodybuilder. On the bright side here, these new programs will satisfy our guilty pleasure desires for pump-type workouts – hey, there’s a time and place for everything!

2. Cardio will be back with a vengeance – but nobody falling for itjustsayno_book

Speaking of the pendulum swinging back the other way, we’re going to see trainers hyping up cardio again…but it doesn’t bother me, and frankly, don’t let their claims get your hopes up.

Even though new cardio machines, more cardio articles in magazines, and possibly even aerobics classes will get promoted hard-core this year, the truth is you can’t ignore the research and results – interval training and metabolic resistance training will continue to dominate when it comes to fast fat burning.

3. People will make a dramatic shift towards a vegetarian lifestyle

This will be the nutrition trend of the year. Now I honestly don’t expect millions of men and women to become vegetarians overnight, but I do expect that 20-25% of folks seriously interested in their health and fitness will adopt a vegetarian eating plan for at least one day of the week. vegetarian recipes

In 2010 more and more meat-related food illnesses will occur, and healthy eaters will finally realize that mass-produced meat – even the stuff from *healthy* sandwich-franchise restaurants can’t be that good for you.

In addition, more healthy eaters will discover the strain on resources that comes from producing excessive amounts of animal protein, and more and more celebrities and fitness experts will prove to their fans and readers that a beautiful beach body can be achieved with much less animal protein (including whey shakes, burgers, eggs, and steaks) than previously thought.

At the same time, there will be a wise and continued shift among healthy meat eaters to go the extra mile to get locally produced and grass-fed meats.

Unfortunately, far too many people will remain uneducated about the dramatic reduction in the quality of animal foods and will continue to suffer health problems and obesity from fast food.

Click here for Part 2 of the 2010 Fitness Predictions.

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Those are just 3 of my 10 fitness predictions for 2010. In this report, you’ll also hear from Ferruggia, Pilon, Del Monte, and many more discussing over 30 groundbreaking fitness, diet, supplement, and muscle-building fat loss trendspredictions, including…

– The Return of Bodybuilding
– The Revenge of Cardio
– The Coming of 7-Day Workout Programs
– The Battle Over Training for Health vs. Training for Looks
– The Latest Cutting-Edge Nutrition & Supplement Techniques
– The Truth About Group Training
– The Hottest New Types of Unique Training

…and much, much more.

Click here to download the Free 2010 Fitness Predictions Report

Don’t be surprised to see your favorite fitness experts disagreeing and even contradicting one another – remember that these are just predictions, and there’s no guarantee about who will be right or wrong.

Get ready for dozens of new workout and diet tips to help you lose fat and sculpt your body faster than ever in 2010.

To your success!

Your friend,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

  • Hey Craig – good stuff.

    I also am waiting for bodypart and split training to come back into vogue. Everybody has been on the whole “don’t do curls” (LOL) kick for a long time now, and it’ll be interesting to see when (and how) it comes back. What I find interesting is that it was many of the (quasi) sports-performance “gurus” out there that talked about how ‘bad’ split training was for you. Yet, when you take a look at what many of the *real* gurus out there do (guys that actually have athletes playing in the pros, getting drafted first round, competing the Olympics, etc.), there is a lot more bodybuilding to it than many would like to have you believe.

    *shrug*

    Question on your point re cardio…

    Everybody knows the efficacy of interval training for fat loss. However, you know as well as I do that a good chunk (most?) of the people that actually do interval training do it with such low intensity, that they’re getting lousy results. How do you think this will effect trainers (of whatever variety) leaning away from HIIT and more back toward more traditional LSD?

    Thanks for all the good info.

    Wiggy
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