New research shows bodyweight training is better than cardio

Researchers at Queen's University tested a Turbulence Training style workout against long cardio. short bodyweight workouts (of 4 minutes) worked just as well as 30 minutes of cardio.
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Dec. 26, 2012 - PRLog -- This might be the most interesting - and shocking - workout study ever. This study was originally shown by Craig Ballantyne, CTT. The original teacher of Turbulence Training.  Twenty two college-aged women did 4 workouts per week for 4 weeks in one of three groups. Group A did 30 minutes of treadmill running at 85% max heart rate. Group B did 8 rounds of 20 seconds of a single exercise (burpees, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, or squat thrusts) with 10 seconds of rest between rounds. Group C did nothing (they were the non-training control group).

Results: Both training groups increased their aerobic fitness levels
by the SAME amount (about 7-8%). That's right, the short
body weight workouts (of 4 minutes) worked just as well
as 30 minutes of cardio. Shocking.

BUT...only Group B, the TT style training, also increased
muscular endurance in common exercises like chest presses,
leg extensions, sit-ups, and push-ups.

And finally, the TT style training used by Group B also
resulted in greater overall workout enjoyment.

The scientists concluded that "extremely low volume bodyweight
interval-style training" will boost cardiovascular fitness
just as well as cardio while giving you BETTER improvements
in muscle endurance.

All in just 4 minutes.

Now you see why I use exercises like the 20-10 bodyweight
squat move that I call "Punisher X".

Bottom line: TT bodyweight workouts KICK BUTT.

Get faster results with TT bodyweight workouts here

If you want a better body and fitness, use the TT bodyweight
workouts instead of long, slow cardio.

Learn More about Craigs Turbulence Training click here

This type of training is not just for losing weight if someone has hit a plateau it can be used to break that plateau as well. Most of the time, these plateaus occur because people rarely change their training variables over time. Many people stick to the same types of exercises for the same basic sets and reps and rest periods with the same boring cardio routine.
Source:Turbulence Training by Craig Ballentine
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