Monday, January 11, 2010

Craig Ballantyne And I Are Really Frustrated

Below is an e-mail I received today from fitness pro Craig Ballantyne. Craig shares my frustration with people clinging to the outdated idea that doing hours of boring, traditional cardio is the path to fat loss. It is not.

I constantly see people posting on forums or Twitter, etc. about how they're trying to lose weight and, as far as exercise, it's all about cardio. For the most part, I gave up trying to educate them because they've been so brainwashed they won't even consider the fact that there's a better way.

Craig does promote his current Turbulence Training Transformation Contest in the e-mail but with good reason. The motivation and social support that comes from that type of competition is invaluable. Why do you think the contestants on shows like The Biggest Loser are able to shed weight after years of being unsuccessful on their own?

Even if you aren't interested in Turbulence Training or the contest, if you ARE interested in dropping excess fat, read this post. It's long but worth it. It's full of important info and Craig really lays it on the line.

Here's what CB had to say...

If I have been too subtle in the past, let me be absolutely clear today:

The time to do something, the time to take action to transform your body, improve your health and energy for your family, and dramatically boost your confidence is NOW.

I am even more passionate about this issue today than ever before, and with good reason.

In the last week I have received personal emails from so many new TT members who are struggling with their weight, looking for miracles, and ready to cave in to long, slow, dreadful cardio workouts...

Everyone around them, from the gym sales people to well meaning friends, and even the "energizer bunny TV exercise gurus" are trying to create fear that "without cardio you can't lose weight".


I'll spare you the details as you've probably heard them before, but the most important fact is that you will not dramatically transform your body and lose fat with long, slow, cardio'll lose only your time and money.

And nothing makes me angrier than what I saw at the gym on Saturday, where a trainer was taking a beginner client through an excruciating 90 minute workout - including an hour of slow cardio (could you imagine the gall of the trainer to charge a client to monitor their cardio?!?!).

I almost ripped my workout journal in half from disgust as I listened to myth after myth come out of this trainer's mouth.

"Long slow cardio for at least an hour..."

"Light weights, high reps, for about 30-45 minutes after cardio..."

"Add some more cardio on an empty stomach first thing in the morning..."


What is going to take for people to realize that this approach is never going to work for them long-term?

Who has 3 hours per day to go to the gym?

Do they need to lose their family and friends before they realize that there is a much simpler way of changing their body?

As Dave Kekich says in Kekich Credo #84, "Nobody gets old by surprise."

The time to change is now.

So what should you do?

First, get started in the Turbulence Training Transformation Contest.

There is no cost to enter.

(Mickey's note: You do need a copy of Turbulence Training but you can try it out for 21 days for just $4.95 here ==> TT Trial Offer. If it's not for you, Craig will refund your money.)

And remember: A 12 week transformation is only 0.3% of your life. If you focus on learning about your body for 12 weeks it will allow you to be lean forever.

The TT Transformation is the 0.3% solution you've been looking for.

Second, stick to the basics.

Sure it's easy to get caught up in the latest "weight loss craze", but it is essential for you to never stray too far from the basics.

- Keep and review your food journal regularly.
- Use a proven, structured workout program that gets you maximum results in minimum time - you don't even need a gym membership.
- Surround yourself with social support at home, work, and online.

These are the 3 most important factors in your fat loss success.

Third, I want you to put a little urgency into your fat loss program.

IMAGINE: What if you had to lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks or you lost your job, could you do it?

Imagine you had to go to jail if you skipped your workout to sit on the couch instead - would you make that workout?

You just need to find compelling motivation to stick to your plan, so spend some time in reflection on that - and find YOUR REASON.

We have had transformation winners from all ages and all walks of life, including 44 year old Catherine from California, 58 year old Guttorm from Norway, 40 year old Robyn from Australia, 44 year old Hal from America, and 28 year old Emily living in Spain.

All of our winners have been busy, frustrated, intimidated, and definitely skeptical of what Turbulence Training could do.

But they all had big plans. They conceived and believed that they could make major accomplishments. And they lost 14, 27 and even 34 pounds of fat in just 12 weeks.


Nobody gets old by surprise.


No one is in a "perfect environment" to transform their body. We all have stress and time limits. That's why you need a proven plan. Not one "made up" by an inexperienced personal trainer or your well
meaning but informed friends.

If our past winners can do it, so can you. If they can find a way, so will you. You could live in Australia, England, Dubai, America, Canada, Argentina, or anywhere else - we all have an equal opportunity to transform our bodies and our lives.

So those are the 3 main things I want you to change today.

I have a lot of work to do to help you make this your best year ever, and I'm working on new programs that will take you through the contest to give you more results faster than ever.

Feel free to share this message with your friends and family if you think it will help them.

One of my favorite contest winners, Guttorm, actually received Turbulence Training as a gift from his wonderful daughter...and I don't think it is an exaggeration to say that it has changed his life.

Please let me know how Turbulence Training is changing yours.

You can - and will - do it,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

PS - Over Christmas I had 100 "Complete Turbulence Training DVD Packages" produced...

... and sent out 63 to friends, family, past clients who had moved away,a few magazine editors, and some trainer colleagues.

Now I have exactly 37 copies left. No more, no less.

They are available on a first come, first serve basis here:

=> Turbulence Training DVD Package

You will get:

- TT for Fat Loss DVDs (includes "lecture" from my kitchen)
- TT 6-Month Bodyweight DVDs
- TT Hotel Room Workouts DVDs
- A signed copy of my "Just Say No to Cardio" book
- A 1-year Platinum TT Membership
- Plus free shipping anywhere in the world

But again, there are only 37 copies left. Please get yours today and start your 0.3% solution immediately.


Becky said...

Hey, Mickey. What's TT?

Becky said...

Never mind...having a blond moment. Turbelence (sp?) Training...duh!

Mickey said...