If you’re sick of fluffy weight loss workouts that aren’t giving you any results, then you will love this interview where Hardcore Strength Coach Zach Even-Esh grills me on advanced Turbulence Training for Fat Loss methods.
I’m a Strength & Conditioning coach in Toronto and I write for Men’s Health and Oxygen magazine.
I work extensively with clients on advanced fat loss for busy people. I’m also the training director at grrlathlete.com where we provide advanced female exercise info.
We have a growing number of hard core men and women leading busy lives but still love to train hard. We train individuals like this and still get kick butt results?
I use supersets, moderately heavy weights (allowing 6-10 reps perset), limited rest interval periods, advanced bodyweight exercises, and interval training. These efficient and effective principles are the foundation of my Turbulence Training philosophy.
Turbulence Training workouts are designed to crank up the body’s metabolism because of the intense demands imposed during the workouts.
After the workout, your body has to work hard (i.e. burn calories and repair muscle) to fully recover and return to a normal, resting state (that is why I compare my Turbulence Training workouts to the Turbulence encountered in an airplane – a neat little analogy that people really like and find easy to understand).
I tend to stick with traditional weight training exercises, however, it is easy to adapt the Turbulence Training principles when using strong man implements and advanced bodyweight exercises.
For intervals, I tend to stick with 30 seconds of work and 90 seconds of active recovery, although it will vary between workout phases and for athletes of different sports.
The great thing about heavy weights and intervals is efficiency. You don’t have to do either for more than 20 minutes to get a great response. So if you are a busy executive looking to get lean, build muscle, and lose fat, you can get a great workout and shower in less than 30 minutes per day.
Combine Turbulence Training with the right nutrition, and you are well on your way to success.
Click on the link below to see my interview with Hardcore Strength Coach Zach Even-Esh.