Often times when it comes to getting extremely lean and strong, advanced measures need to be taken. And that is exactly what you will learn in this weeks question and answer session:

Question: Been doing TT for a while now, but after three years of weight loss, I still have a little bit of flab at the bottom of my stomach and a little in my lower back. Best way to get rid of that final bit? –Daniel

Answer:
Tighten up your diet and build more muscle. You can do that with TT For Buff Dudes and Hot Chicks in the main TT program. Advanced results call for advanced measures!

Question: Best caloric level and macronutrient breakdown for optimal mass building (not trying to simultaneously lose fat)? –Jesse

Answer:
If you are not gaining muscle now, add 500 calories per day (mostly carbohydrate, some protein, some healthy fat). If that doesn’t work after 2 weeks, add 500 more.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Question:Bad fat loss plateau! Strength is increasing, however lower abs still not visible… Cant lose anymore fat. Any suggestions? –Wagas

Answer:
You need a better diet. Advanced results call for advanced measures.

Question: Do you still recommend intervals after a workout? It seems like you are leaning more towards “finishers,” short body weight circuits and the like. –Janice

Answer: They still work but take longer. Finishers get same results, maybe better, and take less time.

Question: I am naturally extremely muscular for a woman. My goal is to lean out. I love HIIT and usually choose it for exercise. I am at a standstill with fat loss and leaning out. I have heard that intermittent fasting and low intensity cardio will help. What do you think? Also what is the max length of time you would suggest for HIIT workouts? –Holly

Answer: 20 minutes for intervals is all you need. Diet will take care of the rest.

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