So in the past 3 weeks I’ve been putting myself and some “guinea pigs” through experimental workouts, including the 10-minute calorie challenge.

This is one of the X-Factors in the new TT Xtreme Depletion.  It’s a proven workout to get back in shape BEFORE summer.

As I mentioned, one of the X-Factors is the 10 minute challenge.

And in the 10-min challenges, you pick a machine, do a warm up, then reset the timer, then go all out with intervals to see how many calories you can burn.

I’ve been able to hit:

a) 183 calories on the treadmill
b) But only 151 calories on a stationary bike

…even though the bike workout felt 35% harder.

I’ll probably be able to hit 200 calories in 10 minutes with the treadmill after a few more tries.

(Someday I’ll build my own fat burning exercise lab, but mostly just so I can bellow an evil laugh & freak out the dog – mwahhaha, mwahahhahahahaaaaaaa, mwhahaahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa).

Try the 10-minute challenge and let me know how many calories you can burn. Just drop by my FB page and let me know.

Now that said…

…don’t worry too much about the exact calorie numbers you get – they are probably wildly inaccurate, but the main point is the x-factor depletion and challenge itself.

Try and beat your score each time.

You could even do the 10-min run challenge, rest 3 minutes and then hit the 10-min bike challenge.

(Don’t go from the bike to run because your legs will be all wacky like a jello pudding pop…or at least do 10 minutes of total body ab exercises in between to let them come back to normal.)

And finally, instead of intervals, you could do this same type of density depletion with kettlebell swings, seeing how many you can do in 10 minutes (that’s a common KB workout).

The Xtreme TT challenge is on,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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

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