I just spent a few days down in Gaithersburg, Maryland, meeting with some clients and coaches. It was amazing to see the transformations in so many folks using Turbulence Training.
Despite so many success stories, there were many cries for help.
1) To lose fat…You must figure out what works for you.
That’s why tracking your workouts and nutrition is so important, especially for beginners and for folks who want advanced results (such as our Transformation Contest winners).
Hit a personal best in your workout – in at least one exercise.
Do an extra rep for an exercise or the same number of reps with 2-5% more weight. Every workout do a little bit better. That’s how you change your body.
3) Turn healthy actions into habits.
We are what we repeatedly do. At first you might need a checklist or some reminders to drink 2 glasses of water first thing in the morning or to have Green Tea as a 10am break.
But eventually these healthy actions will become fat burning habits.
4) Baby step your way to success
If things are hard, just take it one step at a time. Take baby steps to success. You don’t have to change everything overnight.
Make one small change in your fitness and nutrition program every day.
5) Make yourself accountable to others.
Research shows that being accountable to a friend or fitness professional are both proven ways of helping folks lose fat.
Get a nutrition buddy at work, a workout partner for your Turbulence Training sessions, or a trainer who you see once per month to check
your form and fat percentages.
Include some type of challenge workout in your program at least once per month.
It could be the 500 workout or the TT 30-minute bodyweight challenge, or even just a test of your bodyweight squats, chinups (or rows), pushups and 200 meter run time.
Testing and tracking that info will help you stick to your program and show you what works.
And all of that will help you finally lose fat.
To your success,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training
PS – I’m off to film the TT Fusion 2K9 workout tonight…
…that will be available in October for TT Members.
This includes all monthly workouts – starting from October 2005 – right through to today…PLUS for each of the next 12 months.
PPS – The TT Member’s forum is the best source of social support and accountability. You can not fail with the help you’ll get there.