by Craig Ballantyne
author of Turbulence Training
Here's a question I get a lot…
"Craig, when fat loss is your goal, many trainers will say that nutrition is 80% of the battle. What's your opinion?"
Absolutely, I agree that nutrition is more important than training for fat loss, although it's impossible to put a number on it. I can say this, "Your workouts are NOT responsible for 100% of your results".
So even though I earn my keep providing workout advice, I admit nutrition is the most important part of any fat loss program (AND for overall health as well).
As the old saying goes, "you can't out-train a bad diet". On the other hand, a poorly-designed program can succeed with perfect nutrition.
Whenever I need help with a client's nutrition program, I go to the experts like Dr. Chris Mohr.
These days, it's far too easy to ruin the benefits of a good workout in less than 30 seconds with some of the high-calorie concoctions out there masquerading as "energy drinks", or in minutes by scarfing down fast food or oversized, processed snacks.
Bottom Line: No matter how great your workout is, if you don't have your nutrition in place, you won't get the results you want.
After I tell the client this, I always get the follow up question…
"So why can't I just cut my calories. Why should I waste my time with exercise?"
You have to do strength training.
You don't have to do a lot, but you have to work hard. And you can even get your results with bodyweight strength training…(including my new Advanced Bodyweight program available to TT Members).
But one way or another, you have to boost your metabolism and stimulate your muscles with strength training, IF you want the best body you can possibly achieve.
And if you use the best strength training for fat loss program out there (Turbulence Training), it's almost guaranteed you can build muscle and burn fat at the SAME time.
So don't give up yet, there is still lots of time to get in shape for summer! Stick to short, intense Turbulence Training workouts and get your nutrition in order – find out how with Dr. Mohr's Turbulence Training Fat Loss Nutrition Guidelines.
Burn fat with the Turbulence Training workouts here:
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
PS – It's true, you CAN gain muscle and burn body fat at the same time
"Craig got my 6week body fat test, lost 10lbs of fat and gained 6lb
of muscle, I'm proving you can lose fat and gain muscle at the same
time with your tt workout system, and nutrition plan"
Desmond Hardison, Las Vegas, NV
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"I had heard many things about Turbulence Training and had to
experience it for myself. Craig has developed a systematic
full proof system that can transform anyone into a fat burning
machine. Whether you are an average joe, stay at home mom, or an
all-star athlete simply applying the information in Turbulence
Training for Fat Loss will provide you with the most useful ,
systematic, and most importantly fun fat shredding workouts you
will ever experience. Best of all you don't need any fancy
equipment just your body and a dumbbell or two and your ready to go."
Mike Mahon, CSCS, Board Certified Gym Therapist
High Octane Fitness
Orange County CA