Recovering from the holiday feast? Been too busy with the family to get to the Gym? Then here's some food for thought:
Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT) is a full body circuit workout that combines resistance training and aerobic training. Compound movements (multi-joint exercises) are performed at high intensity for a brief period (~ 1 minute) followed by a short break (10 s) between exercises.
But why is this a good way of training? Check out some of the benefits:
- The short rest periods improve your cardio fitness!
- Don't have much time? This workout is time efficient and you will feel it more than your standard resistance training.
- Using more muscles and bigger muscles means more energy expended and more calories burned.
- In metabolic training, calories burn doesn't end when the workout ends; it can last for over 24 hours.
Summary, metabolic training builds muscle and trims fat. Definitely something to look into!
Here's a paper for more info on metabolic training:
Check out our metabolic classes, offered Monday through Saturday, if you're up for the challenge!