The reason for the success of this fitness training program is that sessions are both shorter and less frequent which fits in nicely with a busy schedule.
Bottom line: you get decent results fast.
What is Metabolic Training?
Metabolic training is an exercise program whereby you complete both compound and structural exercises one after another with a minimal amount of rest in between. The result of this kind of exercises is that your metabolic rate, or metabolism, is increased and your body burns calories more efficiently.
The Key Ingredients of Metabolic Training
There are several key elements which separate metabolic training programs from other aerobic and weight training sessions.
Use Large Muscle Groups – The goal of metabolic training is to perform exercises which include major muscle groups and multiple joints. Doing a set of squats immediately followed by a kettle bell swings, or a press ups immediately followed by stairs, are examples of metabolic exercises. The more muscles utilized in an exercise, the more energy is required and the higher your metabolism will climb.
Use High Intensity Exercises – Another quality of metabolic training is to do the exercises at a high intensity level. This means either using heavier weights or doing more repetitions so that the end result is that your heart is racing, your breathing is difficult and you are sweating like a pig.
Train With Minimal Break Time – The third most important aspect of metabolic training is to accomplish the high intensity exercises with minimal down time between sets. You should move from one exercise to the next in under a minute.
The Benefits of Metabolic Training
- Great for Cardiovascular Capacity
- Increases Hormonal Production
- Maximum Calorie Burn