Tag Archives: cardio

How Many Calories Do You Need to Burn for Fat Loss?

By Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS Author, Turbulence Training If you depend on classic aerobic cardio for fat loss, you probably spend 30 minutes on a machine trying to burn a set number of calories. But does that work? Does burning 500 calories per day cause you to lose 1 pound of fat per week? Well, […]

15 Minute Bodyweight Workout

Image by abbyjane Here is a really great bodyweight workout using simple, basic movements that’ll take just 15 minutes of your time: Perform 5 rounds of: 2 minute interval: Pullups, 5 reps Pushups, 10 reps Bodyweight Squat, 20 reps 1 minute rest Here’s how to do it: Set the timer for 2 minutes, and perform […]

Turbulence Training Workouts for Obese People

Obese individuals can still follow typical Turbulence Training workouts. However, they just need to lower the intensity and change around some of the exercise selection. The main Turbulence Training principles remain the same: Use Multi-Muscle Exercises Organize them into Supersets Use Interval Training for Cardio According to Craig Ballantyne, as long as your doctor approves […]

If It’s Not Measurable, Then It’s Not Manageable

I’ve been making a HUGE mistake. I’ve been tracking my workouts, but not measuring them. Before I go any further, I should probably clarify two words: tracking and measuring. There is a difference. Tracking is the recording of an event, in our case a workout. Measuring is estimating by evaluation or comparison. Image by jeysun35 […]

Turbulence Training Super Set Workouts Vs Traditional Cardio For Fat Loss

The question is…do you really need to perform lots of cardio in order to lose fat? Or is there another, better way? Last week, someone asked me if I was “anti-cardio.” I’m not “anti-cardio.” If anything, I’m “anti-traditional cardio.” Anyone who is trying to get into good shape or lose unwanted body fat believe that […]

Increase your Metabolism

I first realized how big a role metabolism played in fat loss when I read Alwyn Cosgrove’s article on T-mag, titled the Hierarchy of Fat Loss. Cosgrove stated that the most important factor in a fat loss routine is metabolic resistance training. This includes workouts such as complexes, circuits, trisets, and supersets. The idea is […]

24 Dumbbell and Bodyweight Exercises that Work the Heart

The word “Cardio” or cardiovascular means “relating to, or involving the heart and blood vessels,” according to the Merriam-Webster medical dictionary. In other words, “Cardio” has nothing to do with spending countless hours on a treadmill, or watching a video of an anorexic woman doing aerobics. Cardio basically refers to training the heart. And the […]