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Old 04-13-2015, 11:58 AM
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Rules of the 23rd
Turbulence Training
Transformation Contest

The 23rd Turbulence Training 12-Week Transformation Contest officially starts on April 27th 2015, but you can join at any time during these 12 weeks. The final day to submit entries is Monday, July 27th 2015 at midnight EST.

2. If you start on April 27th you finish on July 20th. You then take your final photos and can submit your entry between July 20th and July 27th.

3. If you start on May 4th you finish on July 27th. You then take your final photos and must submit your entry before July 27th at 11:59pm (midnight) EST. You can start later, but you won't have a full 12 weeks to transform your life.

4. Your after photo must be taken 12 weeks after your before photo or on July 27th if you start late.

5. Any submissions after midnight EST on July 27th will NOT be eligible for this contest round. NO exceptions.

Contestant Entry Requirements:

"Before" and "After" Photos
Click here to see "Before" and "After" photo instructions

"Before" and "After" Measurements
Click here to see how to take your measurements

Short Essay on How You Transformed Your Life
Click here to see Essay instructions

In order to be eligible to enter the 23rd TT Transformation Contest, you must train with one of the TT programs or CTT related programs. See suggested workout programs.
Submissions:

Click Here To Submit Your Entry
http://turbulencetrainingcontest.com/entry/

Submissions will ONLY be accepted from the link above.

If you are Previous TT Transformation Contest winner you will need to enter in the Pro Category.

You must submit your complete entry by midnight EST on July 27th.


"Before" and "After" Photo Instructions

Before Photos

Grab a newspaper with the current date (your Day 1).
Wear your bathing suit.
Find a room where there's good lighting and it's not too dark.
Take 1 photo facing directly at the camera (full-length body shot).
Take a 2nd photo of you from the side.
Take a 3rd photo of you from the back.
Take a look at the photos and make sure they're not blurry or hard to see. If they are, re-take them. You'll want a good picture of how far you've come on week 12, trust me.

After Photos

Grab a newspaper with the current date (this will be your Day 84).
Try to wear the same bathing suit you wore in your before photo. If it doesn't fit or you can't, don't sweat it.
Take your after shot in the same room and same spot as your before (if possible).
Take 1 photo facing directly at the camera (same pose as in your before).
Take a 2nd photo of you from the side (preferably the same side as your before).
Take a 3rd photo of you from the back.
General Notes: The idea is to get a mirror image of your before photo and after photo, where the only thing changing is your sexy new body. Keep that in mind and don't forget to smile

"Before" and "After" Measurement Instructions

Take each of these measurements before you start the contest, and then measure again in the same way after you finish your transformation.

1. Weight

Measure your weight in pounds.

2. Waist

Measure (inches) around your true waist, the widest part of your stomach. This will typically be at the level of your belly button.

3. Hips

Measure (inches) around the broadest point on your hips/seat (usually right on the hip bone)

4. Chest

Measure (inches) fully around the broadest part of your chest (tape should rest over the nipples).

5. Shoulders

Measure (inches) the width of the back across the broadest part of shoulders, from shoulder point (where the shoulder meets the arm) to about 1-2 inches below the neckline.

6. Thighs

Measure (inches) fully around one thigh just below the crotch

Short Essay - 2000 Character Maximum

2000-character maximum essay about your 12-week transformation journey. Here's a list of questions that would be good to answer in your essay. These aren't mandatory but they are a nice guide:

What was your life like before joining the TT contest?
What type of workouts were you doing before? And if applicable, what results were you getting?
What was the biggest change for you after using the TT workouts?
What did you like best about the TT workouts?
How is your life better after the TT contest?
What TT workouts did you use?
Voting Process:

Once we've received all the contest entries, our Turbulence Team will then choose the TOP 5 finalists for each category. At this time, the Contest will then be open to public voting.

Voting will continue for 4 days, at which point first, second, and third place winners for each category will be notified via EMAIL and announced on FACEBOOK.

Prizes are as follows:

For the 12-Week Transformation Contest there will be five categories:
Men Under 40
Men Over 40
Women Under 40
Women Over 40
TT PRO Category*

The prizes awarded for each category are:
1st Place Grand Prize - $1000 plus a 3-Year Platinum TT Membership
2nd Place - $500 plus a 2-Year Platinum TT Membership
3rd Place - $250 plus a 1-Year Platinum TT Membership

*The TT PRO category is for all past prize winners. If you've won a prize in one of the previous Turbulence Training Transformation Contests you are eligible to enter into this exclusive PRO category. There are no age or gender restrictions. Voting rules are the same as for all the other categories listed.
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:14 AM
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I was hoping to do this on, but I crashed my bike yesterday, and broke a bone in my hand. That will really limit me with upper body exercises. Off to the Hand and Upper Limb Clinic in London ON this morning to find out if I need Surgery on it. Maybe in six weeks I can do half of it.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:19 AM
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Jim- bad luck!! My home town London Ontario. Best clinics and sports injury clinics- I used to volunteer at one of the best at Western. Remember what you can do! I've had clients do full body transformations with a broken arm or wrist. Focus on what you CAN do- there is SO much! Everybody on this forum will be supporting you!
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:47 PM
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Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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I was hoping to do this on, but I crashed my bike yesterday, and broke a bone in my hand. That will really limit me with upper body exercises. Off to the Hand and Upper Limb Clinic in London ON this morning to find out if I need Surgery on it. Maybe in six weeks I can do half of it.
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:59 PM
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Thanks for the good wishes. I agree that the clinics in London (Fowler Kennedy at Western) and the Hand Upper Limb are some of the best.

My appointment went well. The surgeon said that her gut feeling was my hand did not need surgery. I could have opted for it, but decided to go conservative. In a week I go back to reevaluate. Right now it is casted. If it still looks good in a week we will stay the course. If not, it will be surgery. It is really sore at the moment, but Tylenol 3 helps a lot.
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Old 04-17-2015, 04:27 PM
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Thanks Jim, keep us up to date.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:42 PM
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Will do. Had a nice walk today, but I have to be careful not to swing my arm. I think I will where a sling until the pain goes away when I am out walking.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:55 AM
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Hope you are healing quick Jim, do you think you'll be entering the contest?
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:13 AM
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So far all has been good news. The broken bone in my hand seems to be staying in place just fine with just the cast, at least so far. I go in again on Thursday to make absolutely sure. The pain has finally gone way down, and the bruising on the visible fingers of my hand has started to disappear which likely means the bruising under the cast is going away as well.

in terms of working out, anything that would require use of that hand is out. I got on my bike using my trainer yesterday, and other than the hand swelling a lot because it got tiring holding it above my head, all went well. I want to incorporate some bodyweight lower body stuff like squats, lunges and the like. I am not sure how to do any upper body or core work as most of that requires the use of hands, and I don't want to work one side and not the other. SB rollouts of some sort might work.

What I can do is concentrate on diet until my ability to exercise is no longer curtailed. I am happy to say that in the almost 2 weeks since breaking my hand, I have lost a little over a kilogram (almost 2.5 pounds).

As for the contest I am thinking I will enter, but not until I can workout. I am going to ask the doctor on Thursday how long I will have the cast on still. I am expecting at least another 3-4 weeks.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:42 AM
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I saw the hand specialist again this morning. My broken bone is healing quite well, so definitely no surgery needed to pin the bone. I go back in two weeks and they will take off the cast to let her examine it. Not sure if another cast would be put on after that, but it will be good to get this one off even if another one is needed afterward. If no other cast is put on, I will have to find out the limitations I will face while waiting for complete healing. That will determine when I start this contest.
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