Fitness QnA and New Abs Workout

It’s been a crazy week here in the TT World.  My right-hand gal, Amy, has been on vacation and I’ve actually had to do some work around here.

So I was a little slow getting the August Workout added to the TT Member’s site.

But it’s there now, and you’ll find a great program for your abs this month with “TT for Abs 2K11”.

All members can download the program here.
(It’s the first program under “Recent Additions” on the right.)

TT for Abs 2K11 has several new abs exercises combined with a metabolic resistance training set-up to burn the fat while you build your six pack abs.

Now for this week’s questions from the TT Member’s Forum…

Question: What does Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT) mean?

MRT is best described as a hybrid-fusion of bodybuilding set and rep schemes with an interval training twist all in a total body workout system.

After working with Alwyn Cosgrove on some programs, my MRT systems contain two different types of MRT workouts. First, there is the heavier resistance, classic MRT program.  And second, there is the higher rep, Metabolic Conditioning style workouts.

Both are used in my MRT program.

ALSO…if you want to attend the Turbulence Training Summit, I’ll be taking attendees through both styles of MRT workouts each morning before the seminar. You can reserve your spot here:


Question: I am well muscled, 5’9 just under 170,13% body fat. I am in very good shape conditioning wise. I eat extremely well however I probably eat a lot because I am afraid of losing muscle. I need a “fat burning” workout to help me get the 6 pack abs but I don’t want to sacrifice any muscle. What TT program would you recommend?

You’ll want the 4-week Metabolic Resistance Training workout.

This program is already legendary and the right one for you.

Grab it here.

Exercise of the Week – Band-Assisted Chin-ups

If you’re struggling to do more than 2-3 chin-ups, or even your first chin-up, this video – from Certified Turbulence Trainer Chris Lopez – will give you a sneaky way to improve.


Question: I started running and have developed extremely sore shin muscles. I think that I have tried to do too much too soon. I really want to continue with my program today, but they are so sore that they are even hurting with me just sitting! Is there anything that I can do to help the soreness go away quicker? Or better yet, what can i do to prevent it from happening to begin with? Thanks in advance for your advice. – Penny

This is common.

Unfortunately, all you can do is wait until the soreness goes away. When you are pain free, see if you can find a softer surface.

Were you on pavement or concrete? Those two are the worst.

What about your shoes?

Are they relatively new?

Are they quality running shoes?

In the meantime, no intervals – just do the supersets, unless you can do intervals on a bike.

Train hard but safe,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Certified Turbulence Trainer