She broke my heart. Kicked me while I was down. Rubbed salt in my wounds.

That’s how I felt when a TT reader asked:

“What’s the least amount of exercise I can do to get back in shape? I don’t like working out.“

Who doesn’t like working out?

Uh, I felt like that guy that gets his heart ripped out in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Hmm, okay, weird analogy…but I went and did some research and stumbled across some interesting results.

I have great news for you if you hate to workout OR if you are just so darn busy that you can’t even do more than a few minutes per session.

In one study, Norwegian scientists found that 4 minutes of interval training was just as effective as 16 minutes of interval training for boosting fitness and reducing resting blood pressure over a 10-week training program.

(Reference: Tjonna, A., E., et al. Low- and high-volume of intensive endurance training significantly improves maximal oxygen uptake after 10-weeks of training in healthy men. PLoS One. 2013 May 29.)

Unfortunately for fat loss, this study found that 16 minutes of training worked better than doing just 4-minutes.

So, if you want to get fit and burn belly fat, you’re probably better off doing four different 4-minute miracle workouts, three times per week.

Get the Best 4-Minute Miraacle Workouts here <= follow-along videos

But wait, there’s MORE great news…

Another research study discovered that you can gain strength and lose belly fat with just ONE set per exercise. This could allow you to cut back your 30 minute TT workouts to just 10 minutes.

Researchers from the UK had subjects perform either THREE sets of 6 repetitions or just ONE set of 6 repetitions.

(Reference: BioMed Research International Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 615901, 6 pages)

Both workout groups trained 3x’s per week for 8 weeks. The workout consisted of nine UPPER-body exercises only. (I’m not sure why they only used upper body exercises…just imagine the results they would have got using a superior, total-body Turbulence Training workout!)

At the end of the study, both groups gained the same amount of strength (20%) and lost fat.

The workout used in this study could have been better, but I’d love to hear the results you get if you use just one set per exercise of

Turbulence Training.

Get the Best Fat Loss workouts here <= try just 1 set per exercise

Either way, using short bodyweight workouts or 10-minute dumbbell workouts is much better than doing slow, boring cardio.

Train hard, skip the cardio, and get your workouts done fast!

Let me know the results you get with short workouts,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – Wait, you want even more advice on how to get more out of life?!?!

Don’t worry, I’ve got it right here for you.

Just read this article:

How to 2X the progress in your life and get results faster

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 to 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

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