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Old 01-27-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default Turbulence Training

So I've searched the forums and this wasn't really addressed. I've been reading Cosgrove, and I like what he has to say. I've also been reading about Ballantyne's turbulence training. Dude is shredded. It also comes with high marks from Cosgrove, who is quoted in a couple of his own articles talking about how great TT is for fat loss. Does anyone have any experience with TT? Any thoughts? It seems similar to Afterburn (which I like), but is also roughly $30 cheaper (which I like because I'm a student). Any experience or related expertise would be much appreciated.
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:56 PM   #2
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Same principles I believe....supersetting compound movements. You could make your own workout with antagonistic compound movements for free. The shredding comes from eating right.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:24 PM   #3
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I tried one of the TT bodyweight workouts a few times over the end of December, and I have to say ... I vastly preferred CF Alpha bodyweight workouts. I can see, however, that coming from a different style of training to that kind of thing would really gas someone.

And ditto on shredding coming via eating.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:58 PM   #4
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I recommended TT to a friend of mine that wasn't really interested in CF. He has had great success with it. I have done several of Craig's workouts and find them to be challenging. He has a good plan if you aren't going the CF route.

I subscribe to his blog and read his updates. I say if you like it go for it.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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Kellen, I think the consensus is that many things can and will work....if you stick with it. Whether CF, TT or Cosgrove's stuff....lots of ways, and no way is really better than the other (even if some try to sell it that way). Lastly focus mainly on your nutrition....otherwise you are just wasting your effort in the gym if getting lean and ripped is your goal.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses. I get what you're saying, but as many of us know its easier to work out than to eat really well. I need to pick some damn thing and do it and stop looking for new things. There's a time and a place for that.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:18 PM   #7
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waste of money....and I haven't even read it. "systems" are a red herring.

Google, a library card and about thirty hours of your TV time will get you everything you need to know about the basics.

here's a sneak preview..

the basics work
there are only three things to work on from a "fitness" perspective
strength work
flexibility mobility
conditioning.
These are constants, they were not invented, trademarked or franchised.

how you look in the mirror is a combination of the above (maybe max 20%) and how you eat (likely 80%+)

Generally, I'd say avoid books by internet fitness dudes but Ross Enamait's books are great because if you're a novice, he tells you the why then the what and lays out good examples of how... plus he's got gobs of real world experience training athletes...and he's not an idiot.

other easy starting books with a strength bias include:

Power to the People
The Complete Keys to Progress
Practical Programming and Starting Strength
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:55 PM   #8
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Fair enough. What about a book like Afterburn? People have good experiences with that? I'm just curious and checking out different options.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:05 PM   #9
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I started reading about Ross Enamait and I like what I see so far. I'll have to do more reading when I get a chance, but he looks legit. And his books are more affordable as well.
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