Turbulence training workouts are a specialized combination of exercises, schedules and intervals that integrate to provide a unique paradigm of muscle building and weight loss.
At the heart of the workouts is the notion that our body is highly adaptable and that any exercise regime suffers from diminishing returns as the muscles begin to cope. Thus people give up after starting enthusiastically as they can no longer sustain their improvements.
It’s a radical idea and the TT program makes use of this knowledge by mixing things up in a scientific way. Those following the program are instructed to change their schedules every 4 weeks no matter how well they’re progressing. A series of different sets of workouts ensure that the body doesn’t find a patter to adapt to, thus maintaining it in a state of flux and of heightened metabolism unlike traditional aerobic and anaerobic exercises.
In addition to the workouts themselves, Craig Ballantyne also provides plentiful tips on safety and ends up busting quite a few exercising myths and urban legends along the way.
In order to get people up to speed, Craig’s exercise schedule evolves from an Introductory workout (compulsory for beginners) to the more advanced Turbulence Training 2K3, 2K4, 2K5 and the bonus 2K6 workouts.
The 2K6 workouts are unique in the sense that they’re optimized for use in a busy gym where not all the equipment is available at all times. The 2K6 series can all be done using a single set of dumbbells.
Apart from the Introductory workout, each consists of two regimes that must alternate over the course of 4 weeks. Interspersed with the regular workouts are Interval Training Workouts which are an alternative to cardio exercises and are far more effective.
Beyond a doubt, one of the most outstanding features of the Turbulence Training guide is it’s clarity. All exercises are fully illustrated with real photographs and detailed notes and guidelines for each. These notes demonstrate each stage of the rep and points to bear in mind. Using the guidelines provided here, readers get the full benefits of a professional coach!
The Turbulence Training Workouts as elucidated in the book are easy to follow and the path forward is always clear. Logs are provided for readers to mark their progress, thus ensuring that they can track how far they have come. The exercises form the meat of the book, and Craig Ballantyne has ensured that they’ve been cooked to perfection.