Intensify your training and boost the burn to accelerate results!
Do you want to get fitter? Burn more calories? Get stronger? And leaner?
Maybe you want to achieve all these goals simultaneously. Well, then look no further than metabolic conditioning or ‘metcon’ training.
There are few forms of exercise better suited to blast calories, incinerate fat, build muscle and strength, and enhance your fitness and endurance than these high-intensity workouts.
Metcons work because they target multiple muscle groups and energy systems in a single session.
These workouts generally entail alternating high-intensity intervals at an above-threshold effort that incorporate complex compound movements, with short recovery breaks in between.
Using functional compound exercises such as squat variations or complex exercises that combine two or more movements together such as burpees, activate more muscles and burn more energy with every rep.
As an added bonus, just about anyone can incorporate metcons into their routine. These workouts can be done using just your bodyweight or with weights to amplify the intensity.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
A circuit consists of various stations where you perform a different exercise. Perform each exercise for a specific number of reps or amount of time, with minimal rest between stations. Take a short rest once an entire circuit has been completed, then repeat 3-4 times.