Metabolic Training

Metabolic Training or Metabolic Resistance Training

What is Metabolic Training?

Metobolic training is completing structural & compound exercises with little rest in between exercises in an effort to maximize calorie burn & increase metobolic rate (how many calories your body burns at rest) during & after your workout. Body weight & free weights are used to allow for maximum natural body movements. The free weights should be heavy enough to feel the burn, but not to the point where you cannot finish the entire circuit. Metabolic training focuses on a timed circuit as opposed to the normal volume workouts. The faster you lift, the more time you will have for recovery. But you’ll be more tired while you’re recovering. The idea is to create a high intensity workout, one that burns fat as it adds muscle tone.

Benefits of Metabolic Training.

1.Improved cardiovascular capacity.  Studies have shown anaerobic exercise like HIIT (high intensity interval training) can increase VO2 max beyond that experienced by people following an aerobic program.

2.Improved hormonal profile.  Several studies have shown that hormones that promote “lipolysis” (fat loss) increase as a result of high intensity strength training.

3.Calorie burning.   The “afterburn effect” as the body replaces the oxygen shortfall caused by the workout plus repairing the muscles to make you stronger & fitter. The body uses extra energy to achieve this.

4. Local muscular development& definition.  This training is not designed to bulk you up, instead, it will lean out your body, shedding body fat & allowing your muscle definition to show.

Who should do Metabolic Training?

In a word, everyone! Having said that, it is NOT for everyday use, but should be used as part of your entire workout process. Great as a break from heavy lifting, stuck on a plateau & need to shock the system, get lean & cut in a short period of time, a fast workout to get you in & out quickly or starting back after a break. Metabolic training is the way to go & used weekly with changing content as part of your overall fitness training will deliver results.