Here’s a fat loss workout for women that I designed for one of the biggest female fitness magazines in the world. Now there are a couple of problems when working with magazines.
First, they often come with limits. For example, I couldn’t use certain exercises in this workout because they used those exercises in programs last month. And I wasn’t able to use my preferred method of interval training because someone else talked about that fat loss workout last month.
Second, magazine workouts are limited by the space they have for exercise photos. So if I wanted to use a 10-exercise circuit, I couldn’t do that because you can only get 8 exercises on a page.
It’s a bit of a pain, but I s till put together a great total body workout for an intermediate/advanced level fat loss program. Oh, and one other thing about working with magazines, is that since you are limited by space, you often only get to put in one total body workout. So I’ve designed a second one here for you, that they won’t get in the magazine!
The rest of the workout can be done in supersets, doing 1-3 supersets per exercise pair. Don’t rest between supersets, but take 30-60 seconds before repeating each superset.
The warm-up should take 3-5 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of supersets (at most), and then you can finish with interval training. Check the video below for details.
1A) DB Walking Lunge (8 reps/side)
1B) Stability Ball Ab Pike (10 reps)
2A) DB Chest Press (8 reps)
2B) 2-Leg Stability Ball Leg Curl (20 reps)
3A) DB Row (12 reps/side)
3B) X-Body Mountain Climber (12/side)
Finish with interval training…
To make that workout easier, use 1-leg hip extensions instead of walking lunges, planks instead of the ball pike, and side planks instead of X-body mountain climbers.
The second workout would go like this…do each triset without rest between exercises, and then rest 1 minute before repeating it just one more time.
1A) DB Step-up (10 reps/side)
1B) Close-Grip Pushup (15 reps)
1C) Plank with Forearms on Ball (20 seconds)
2A) Inverted Row (10 reps)
2B) 1-Leg Stability Ball Leg Curl (6 reps/side)
2C) Spiderman Climb (8 reps/side)
To make that workout easier: Use regular planks instead of doing them on the ball, and use regular stability ball leg curls or the 1-leg hip extension again. Also, you could sub in side planks for spiderman climbs if necessary. Inverted rows can be made easier by bending the knees, but always keep the body in a straight line from knees to shoulders.
Fun, fast and effective. If you want to lose 10 pounds, while looking 10 years younger, and burning belly fat fast, then Turbulence Training will be the best fat loss workout program you ever use.
Just say NO to cardio,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS