So, clearly I've been very lax in my postings on Catapult Fitness Blog. Between family stuff, work and on-going apartment renovations I'm not quite certain where this summer has gone.
With that said, I have been trying to keep up to date on the emails being sent to AskTheTrainer@CatapultFitnessBlog.com so if you have a question, don't hesitate to email me at that address. I will email you back!
I've gotten about a half dozen emails over the past few weeks all asking the same question which is basically how to fit workouts in to an already hectic life. Trust me, I hear you and the last thing I want to do is spend oodles of hours in the gym. Who has the time?
If you're one of those individuals struggling to squeeze in workouts my suggestion is you give one of the following two Turbulence Training programs a try:
1. The new Turbulence Training Depletion program. This program was just released this month and at the present time this program is only available to TT subscribers. As soon as it becomes available as an individual program for purchase I will let you know.
The TT Depletion program consists of two full body workouts in addition to upper-body and lower-body versions for TT members who want to train on back-to-back days (such as Saturday and Sunday). This program will work for those of you who want to train 3 times per week (alternating between upper and lower workouts on a classic Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule).
As Craig Ballantyne explains, this program uses dumbbell exercises (with a few bodyweight options and one kettlebell exercise) to help you deplete the muscles of glycogen (muscle carbohydrate) in an advanced workout. By doing this, you increase the post-workout storage of carbohydrate in the muscle AND you cause a lot of "turbulence" on the body that should increase post-workout calorie burning over what you would get with normal cardio.
2. The Bodyweight-Cardio 3 program. I'm a big fan of this program because it requires zero equipment. Perfect for those of you looking for an at-home workout or a program that you can take on the road.
Best of all, this program can take the place of traditional interval training. It's a nice change of pace from running intervals on the treadmill and as you know, I'm a huge fan of mixing up workouts. I'm also a big fan of HIIT and for me personally, nothing incinerates fat faster.
The good news here is that non-TT members can purchase the Bodyweight-Cardio 3 program individually for just $29.95.
Train hard; stay strong.