Thursday, February 26, 2009

Your Fitness and Fatloss Questions Answered

Ask Your Questions!

I've a question for you.

If you could ask me anything you wanted to know about achieving your health, fitness or fat loss goals, no matter how big or small, what wouldyou ask?

What if you could ask me any TWO questions... On ANYTHING related to the getting into the best shape of your life and staying that way?

That's what I'm offering all of my readers today.

Just post your 2 questions about achieving your fitness or fatloss goals in the comments section below and I'll do my best to answer them in the coming days.

Go on, post away! : )

Dax Moy
The UK's leading personal trainer and fitness expert

P.S - If I get a lot of similar questions I'll host a series of
free teleseminars to answer them... so get asking! : )

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Best Ways To Lose Belly Fat

Here's ANOTHER Belly Fat Article From My Good Buddy Craig Ballantyne... check it out if you're looking to lose fat fast and finally see those abs!

I often get asked, “What’s the best way to burn fat and lose my belly?” People want to know if aerobics is better than strength training, or if traditional cardio exercise is better than intervals.

Well, to say I've done them all would be an understatement.

With over 15 years experience helping others, training myself, training for sports, spending countless hours in the gym, AND actually conducting laboratory research studies on different exercise methods, I'm pretty confident in knowing what works and what does not.

But first of all, I want to frame my responses. I'm going to talk about what works for people that have a limited amount of time to exercise, mostly because I expect your readers don't have 90 minutes per day to devote to a workout, unlike the typical audience of a fitness magazine.

That's why there is a huge disconnect between some of the information found in magazines and the ability of the reader to apply it to their lives.

We just don't have 6-8 hours per week for exercise, nor do we need it. If you're a triathlete, you might need that, but not someone that just wants to lose fat and gain muscle.

Having said all that, the bottom line for getting a better body is...

Use bodyweight exercises to warm-up, strength training supersets to build muscle, and then finish your workout with interval training to burn fat in a short amount of time. I've structured my system so that you are in and out of the gym in 45 minutes, three times per week.

You'll do 5 minutes of bodyweight exercises to warm-up. This is a much more efficient approach than spending 5 minutes walking on a treadmill, which really doesn't prepare you for anything except more walking on a treadmill.

Then we move into the strength training supersets, where we use two exercises performed back to back with minimum rest between each. This cuts our workout time, while still giving us maximum results. We only need 20 minutes for this, and we'll use basic exercises, and sometimes even more bodyweight exercises, depending on the client's goal for muscle building.

And finally, we'll do 18 minutes of interval training. A warm-up, followed by six short intervals at the appropriate fitness level for the client, interspersed with short periods of low-intensity recovery. Finish with a cool-down. And that's the workout. Again, about 45 minutes total.

Compare that to what most people do, which is run, jog, cycle or use the cardio machines for 45 minutes straight. Sure, that will burn calories, but it doesn't build a better body.

In fact, there are a few "dark sides" to long slow cardio, including less-than-optimal results, the potential for overuse injuries, and it is an inefficient form of exercise. If you only have 30-45 minutes for your workout and you spend it all on a cardio machine, when are you going to train the rest of your muscles and sculpt a better body?

So the best way to burn belly fat is with a combination of strength training and interval training. It’s fast, it works, and it’s fun!

About the Author

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have been featured multiple times in Men’s Fitness and Maximum Fitness magazines, and have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week. For more information on the Turbulence Training workouts that will help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment, visit Turbulence Training for Fat Loss

The 10 Best Abs Exercises You Can Do... Without Crunches!

My good buddy and Men's Health expert Craig Ballantyne just sent
me over this list of the 10 best ab exercises that you can do without
cables, ab crunches, or sit-ups.... thought you might like it : )

1. Plank with your arms on the Ball (30% more effective than plain
ol' planks, according to Men's Health magazine)

2. Ball Rollouts (probably my favorite ball ab exercise)

3. Hanging Knee Raises (classic exercise that most folks do
wrong...but if done right, will work your abs safely and

4. DB Renegade Row (this is the biggest surprise on the list...but
it works your lower obliques incredibly hard)

5. Ball Jackknife (always a tough one for beginners to get the hang
of...but when they do, they get a lot of six pack ab benefits)

6. Ball Jackknife Rotation (a tougher version of the jackknife)

7. Ball Jackknife-Pushup Combo

8. X-Body Mountain Climber (one of my simple yet so

9. X-Body Mountain Climber with Hands on Ball

10. X-Body Mountain Climber with Feet on Ball (an even more
effective version of the regular X-Body mountain climber)

All of those exercises are in the programs at:

=> Turbulence Training Abs

Use only the best ab exercises to get more results,

Dax Moy

PS - Don't miss his Ballantyne's Day Ab Workout Sale here:

=> Turbulence Training Abs

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Turbulence Training Six Pack Abs Sale

My good buddy Craig Ballantyne has gone a little crazy, and is declaring this weekend to be Ballantyne's Day (I think he needs to learn how to spell) : )

Anyway, to celebrate, he's giving you TWO free workouts and 25% off his landmark NO-crunch Turbulence Training for Abs workouts. Plus, you'll get 3 months free into the TT Member's site for even more workouts and you'll be able to ask him your personal workout and diet questions.

Check out his "I Love My Abs" Ballantyne's Day sale here:


But hurry, the sale ends on Friday, February 13th, BEFORE Valentine's
Day (see, I told you he was crazy!).

Say yes to burning belly fat and getting six pack abs,

Dax Moy

PS - Don't miss his article on the 5 biggest ab training myths at: