Crossfit Vs Turbulence Training

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  • Crossfit Vs Turbulence Training

    Everyone wants to know: what is the difference between Crossfit and Turbulence Training?

    Well, lets take a look at some pros and cons:

    Crossfit

    Pros:

    Provides you with free, intense workouts that help you lose fat, gain strength, and boost

    your athletic abilities.

    Recommends sound nutritional guidelines

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) provides a great tutorial for beginners trying to get into

    Crossfit

    Crossfit Forum is free, and is relatively beginner-friendly

    Promotes the use of Free Weights and Bodyweight Training as opposed to Machines

    Provides detailed instructions for each movement they use

    Credited for workouts that helped transform the "300" crew

    Best training programs for professional athletes and military personel

    Crossfit Journal costs only $25 per year Cons:

    Too advanced for average individuals and complete beginners

    Potential for injury is too great

    Recommended frequency for workouts is too high

    Not the best program to increase lean muscle mass

    Not recommended for obese or overweight individuals

    There is no clear-cut answer to the development of the articles

    Too random - workout schedule makes no sense

    Former Crossfit trainers complain of "cult" mentality

    Founder of Crossfit is extremely out of shape

    Crossfit trainers are expensive Sample Workout: For time:

    225 pound Deadlift, 15 reps

    50 Pull-ups

    225 pound Deadift, 12 reps

    40 Pull-ups

    225 pound Deadlift, 9 reps

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  • 30 Pull-ups

    225 pound Deadlift, 6 reps

    20 Pull-ups

    225 pound Deadlift, 3 reps

    10 Pull-ups Turbulence Training Pros:

    Perfect training program for men and women of ages 14 to 75.

    Able to get individuals who are even 300+ pounds into great shape

    Very clear cut, simple approach to training

    Uses minimal equipment. Most workouts only require your bodyweight.

    Full support from Trainer Craig Ballantyne via Members Forum

    Craig Ballantyne is in great shape

    Minimal Risk of injury

    Does not promote steady state cardio

    Does not recommend machines

    Extremely safe method of training with controlled intensity

    Recommends the use of Free Weights and Bodyweight Training

    Saves you money on trainers

    Saves you money on gym membership

    Saves you money on training equipment at home Cons:

    You have to pay for it. Sample Workout: 1A) DB Bulgarian Split Squat - 8 reps per side No rest. 1B) Spiderman Pushup or Pushup - 10 reps per side or 15 reps Rest 1 minute & repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 supersets. Superset #2 2A) Inverted Row or Beginner Inverted Row - 12 reps No rest.

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  • 2B) 1-Leg Deadlift - 12 reps Rest 1 minute & repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 supersets. Triset #3 3A) Stability Ball Rollout - 10 reps No rest. 3B) Cross-Body Mountain Climber - 10 reps per side No rest. 3C) Side Plank - 30 second hold per side Rest 1 minute & repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 trisets. Final Verdict I like to use some Crossfit workouts in my regular training, although at a much lower intensitylevel. In the forums and material presented on their website, they do not give you anyguidelines to use when scaling the workouts to meet your intensity level. The biggest mistake you can make is to perform the Crossfit workouts as is. You will need tomodify them slightly based on equipment you have access to, training level, and level ofmental strength. The Turbulence Training workouts on the other hand, can be taken as is. There is noguesswork. All the information is provided to you. If you need to make them harder, simplyadd another set, more reps, or add weight. Craig Ballantyne also shows you how to make a workout more easier. Turbulence Trainingwas developed with the average individual in mind. Crossfit was developed with the athlete inmind. It's up to you to make your decision. But, I recommend Turbulence Training for the averageindividual. http://tinyurl.com/lrb959m

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