Turbulence Training has been around for a while and I’ve seen it endorsed by several people I trust. More importantly for me, one of my readers emailed me and gave it a positive review.
Let’s first talk about the creator of Turbulence Training:
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS, is a strength and conditioning coach in Toronto, a Men’s Health magazine training expert and a member of the Training Advisory Board for Inside Fitness. He created Turbulence Training as a way to get back into shape while keeping a hectic school/work schedule.
Here’s what you get with the basic Turbulence Training Package:
Turbulence Training for Fat Loss E-book:
I guess you could call this the centerpiece of the program. Ballantyne explains his basic training philosophy (more on that later) and what you’ll need to do if you want to get in shape.
Bonus Package #1
4 Week Bodyweight Program: No weights? No problem! This is a list of exercise routines you can do at home, using your own body weight as resistance.
30 Day Fat Loss Program: Designed to burn the maximum amount of fat within one month.
Fusion Fat Loss: This is the most advanced fat loss e-book in the program. It combines several strategies in the routines (note: this is for more advanced trainees).
Transformation Secrets: This e-book is sort of an interview format. You’ll get to read Ballantyne’s interview with two other experts in the field (one of them is Brad Pilon—I’ve read some of his other programs and he really knows what he’s talking about).
Nutrition Bonus: This explains what you’ll need to eat in order to transform your body. This is important—no program is complete without a nutritional component.
Mastering the Fat Loss Mindset: As the name implies, this component deals primarily with the mental aspects of fat loss.
Measuring Your Body Fat: A guide on measuring your body fat level with either calipers or a tape measure.
Busy Dad’s Workout: Designed for more advanced trainees (2 years or more of training), this e-book is built around 20 minute workouts.
Dumbbell/Bodyweight Fusion: Workouts that can be done using only dumbbells and your body weight.
Turbulence Training for Mass: Time-efficient workouts for those who want to spend a few weeks putting on muscle mass.
Fit Yummy Mummy: This is a four-week program from Holly Rigsby—simple routines that can be done with body weight and dumbbells.
4 Week Turbulence Training for Women: Another four-week program, written with women in mind.
Ab Workout Bonus:
Amazing Lower Abs: Some of the exercises here may surprise you—it’s not about doing a bunch of crunches.
Turbulence Training for Abs: Like the previous e-book this is not just a book full of ab exercises. It works the abs both directly and indirectly through circuit training.
This is about an hour-long interview (3 MP’s). I listened to this while commuting and it’s a good summary of the program.
OK, I believe I’ve covered everything in the basic package.
Now let me explain Craig Ballantyne’s basic training philosophy. The workouts are usually set up to be done three times a week and 45 minutes or less (depends on the program—a few of the more advanced programs call for 4x a week training). His routines tend to have the following:
1. A non-competing superset, meaning two weight training exercises that work different muscle groups (pushing and pulling, for example).
2. Interval Training, which is a proven method for burning fat in the least amount of time.
That’s a quick summary of how most of these routines work. Ballantyne believes following these exercise routines and eating properly will give most trainees great results without spending too much time in the gym.
What do I think? Well, I do think this is a great program.
Is it right for you? That really depends.
One thing that really stands out with Turbulence Training is time efficiency factor. I think it’s ideal for those who can’t spend much time in the gym. This, I believe, is the biggest strength of the program.
I would not, however, advise it for those who are primarily concerned with putting on mass. It does have a mass-building component, but I would recommend something like Muscle Gaining Secrets if you are a skinny guy who is more concerned with gaining mass (vs fat loss). Most of the Turbulence Training material is designed with fat loss in mind.
Let me summarize who I think this program is ideal for:
*Busy people with limited time to spend in the gym (or too busy to go to the gym at all).
*Those who are healthy and determined enough to put in some intense work during training. This is important to keep in mind—you will be working hard if you follow the program.
*Those who are willing to change their eating habits. The guidelines in the e-books are practical and designed for “real” people. But you will have to change some of your eating habits if fat loss is a concern.
If you meet these three criteria I think you will appreciate Turbulence Training. Just CLICK HERE to order it or learn more about it. Please use my links if my review has helped you. You’ll be supporting an honest voice in the fitness industry.