For me the Turbulence Transformation Contest was not just about fat loss. I wanted to lose fat WHILE gaining muscle and increasing my strength. I was looking to increase my relative strength (compared to my bodyweight).
I tried workout routines like Starting Strength, but my diet was not on point so my bodyweight increased with my strength, thus my overall relative strength did not improve a whole lot.
I couldn't locate a certified trainer in my area, so I looked for online help, wrote to the Turbulence Training Team and they were more than happy to help me out with everything I needed. Their support is great.
Craig Ballantyne's Turbulence Training 2.0 is a great workout with clear instructions and videos, and easy to learn online.
Now, after the 12 week challenge, I can certainly say that my overall body composition is better, my strength relative to my bodyweight improved a lot, I'm faster, I can jump higher, I'm more flexible and mobile.
The scale can lie about weight loss, as I didn't lose much weigh; because I lost fat but gained muscle. In some bodyparts I actually gained inches instead of losing!
I would like to thank the Turbulence Training team for all the work they are doing: the workouts, the support (important if you have questions!), organizing this contest, everything.
This contest is a great way to measure your progress, apart from being a great motivator. The changes on your body are day-by-day changes, so if you don't participate in something like this, you might not even notice how much progress you really made in just 12 weeks.
Thank you, TT!
- Simon Stekler