In my next expert interview series, Scott Cobly, the Texan owner and manager of SC Fitness, asked me some popular fat loss questions his clients were having, and so I am going to reveal a few tips that I know will drastically help speed up your results.
Colby, a University of Virginia Master’s degree holder, specializing in Biomechanics, currently conducts research in the Movement Science Laboratory at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Okay, let’s dive in…
Scott Colby: Hello, everybody. My name is Scott Colby, and you’re in for a real treat. We’ve got a special guest, Craig Ballantyne.
He is the creator of Turbulence Training, as well as his new Turbulence Training Home Abdominal Workout DVDs. We’ll mention a little about those later.
I titled this HOW TO GET A FLAT STOMACH and SIX PACK ABS just because Craig did just come out with these DVDs. These are really the types of questions that Craig and I get the most, how to lose belly fat, how to get six pack abs, how to firm your lower abdominal section. So, we’re going to answer as many of those questions as we can on.
As I said at the beginning, Craig has just released his Turbulence Training Home Abdominal Workouts on DVD. I actually have been going through some of these workouts myself. I just finished one of his intermediate workouts and it worked up a great sweat, so I can share with you MY experience with his workouts.
He’s gotten some great results with a lot of his online coaching clients.
Craig Ballantyne: Thanks, Scott.
Scott Colby: I appreciate you being here. We got a lot of questions that have come in, so let’s get started.
The FIRST QUESTION came from Adel in Egypt, Cairo. Adel said,
“I can’t overcome the belly fat although I’m doing the suitable nutrition and working out from two to three times weekly.”
So, that’s not much information, Craig, but maybe you can kind of share some of your nutrition and workout philosophy to help Adel out.
Craig Ballantyne: Sure. The number one thing is we have to be very honest with ourselves as to what we’re really doing, how great the nutrition is and how effective our workouts are.
Let’s talk about the workouts first, because that’s what I’m known for the most. We want to do what I call SHORT BURST workout. Three workouts per week, STRUCTURED workouts, that’s very important.
So, with your structured workouts you’re going in and you know what you’re doing.
That’s very important, because a lot of people make the mistake of not having a workout when they go into the gym or even when they go into their basement or wherever they’re working out and that’s where the trouble starts because they just don’t have enough to go with. So, that’s a big thing.
AGAIN, short burst workouts and not long slow cardio workouts…
I talk about that quite a bit in my articles, because I’m always looking at the LATEST RESEARCH on short burst interval training and different ways you can do it without any equipment.
So, the most important thing is to get those three structured workouts in.
Then we want to also make sure that we’re staying ACTIVE on our off days. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to go and do cardio, it simply means you have to keep yourself off the couch.
If you’re staying active for 30 minutes to an hour per day, that’s 30 minutes to an hour you’re not going to be snacking.
To be honest with you, that’s one of the HIDDEN BUT IMPORTANT components of the off day activity. In addition to health and mobility, it helps you keep your hand out of the cookie jar, which is often a big problem for people at night.
So, if you work all day and you come home and you want to sit down on the couch for a couple hours I understand the draw, but I also want you guys to be aware of the problem that you run into.
So, just 30 minutes of activity, whether it’s yoga or walking with a friend, it’s very important, again to keep you out of trouble with the nutrition aspect.
Those are really the only things that can INCREASE your metabolism is increasing your lean mass. It’s nice to say that eating a lot of protein is going to significantly increase your metabolism, but I don’t really think it’s going to make a huge difference, so that type of stuff is important.
Also, pushing yourself with the right intensity in the workouts is also very important. Make sure that you’re not just staying within your comfort zone.
So, it’s important that you’re doing something that’s going to push you all the time. That’s the other component of the workouts.