I first came across this workout in Men's Health magazine, written by Craig Ballantyne, also known as the "Hollywood Personal Trainer". Craig has put together hardcore workouts, not only for Daniel Craig, but he was the mastermind behind Brad Pitt's Physique in Fight Club and the extrememly hot Rachel Nichols for her role in GI Joe.
What i love about Craig's workouts and his attitude towards training is the short, sharp, very intense workouts that you can complete in 30 - 45 minutes, but leaves you knowing that you have trained hard and will definitely kick up your metabolic rate to an ideal level to continuously burn fat throughout the day.
I must admit i have seen a few different versions of the Daniel Craig workout, but the one i stick to is perfect for me. I was a sceptic originally, because i came into fitness and muscle building with the "old school" mentality...you know the old bodybuiders workout, Chest Monday, Legs Tuesday (and don't we all hate doing legs!), Back Thursday and so on..but Craig introduced me to a very simple concept. What type of body are looking for? Are you looking for the pumped up, vein riddled Body Builders physique, where you look like you may pop at any moment or the lean, athletic, muscular physique that Daniel displays here..well i made my choice.
So the Workout - perform each exercise with 15 reps and in circuit fashion, so jump from one exercise to the next with little or no rest in between. Once you have completed one circuit, rest for 90-120 seconds before performing the circuit again. You want to complete the circuit a total of 4 times, for a mega fat busting, metabolic raising workout!
The Clean and Jerk: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, heels on the ground. Grab a barbell like you are going to deadlift it. Lift it to your mid thighs, flip to your chest, then press overhead.
Squat: Traditional squats with wide stance and toes pointing out a bit. Just go down to 90 degrees. Don't lock out at the top.
Bench Press: Basic barbell bench press, but take 3 seconds to lower and one second to raise the weight. Don't lockout at top. (i workout in a busy gym so often it's hard to get a bench, just replace with press ups)
Pull Ups or Chin Ups: Take an overhand grip, and make sure you go up high enough to where your chin goes over the bar. If these are too difficult use a chin up machine or lat pull down machine.
Stiff Legged Deadlift: Grab a barbell with an overhand grip, bend at hips and knees and lift it to your mid thighs. Return the barbell just past your knees, making sure you do not round your back and with a slight bend in knees.
Dips: Basic dips and go down to where your elbows reach 90 degrees before going back up. Use a Gravitron machine that assists you with dips if you are not strong enough.
Barbell Curls: Use a straight bar if possible and use a full range of motion.
I think Craig Ballantyne's physique speak for itselfs really, something that i definitely aspire to. Well the Hollywood Personal Trainer has released his own training program Turbulence Training which contains workouts for both men and women, that work around the principle of 3 to 4 very intense 30-45 minute workouts a week. Again for me, i was very sceptical of this type of program having spent years in the gym and originally working out with the body builder mentality, i used to rack up 5 or 6 two hour sessions a week (believe me a sure way to overtrain and eventually injure yourself). However, i could not believe that by cutting back on my regime, that i could improve my body any! How wrong can you be.
The whole point of Craig's workouts are no matter what fitness level you are, whether you pick the beginner, intermediate or advanced workouts, they are that intense, that after your 30-45 minute session you will not feel like doing much more anyway. A harsh lookback to my own 2 hour training sessions, tell me, i probably didn't actually workout for longer than this period anyway and had many, many long rest periods to get over lifting a weight that i could only get of the ground for 1 or 2 reps anyway.
Craig's Turbulence Training retails at $39.95 and offers up to 8 bonuses, whether you are looking at nutrition, fat loss or muscle building. Plus, you now get a 3-Month Basic Level Membership to the Turbulence Training Discussion Fat Burning Forums & Other Exclusive Fat Loss Info.
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