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More Bang for your Buck with Metabolic Training

posted Nov 8, 2019, 8:02 PM by Christine Heckel   [ updated Nov 8, 2019, 8:03 PM ]

If you feel like you’ve reached a plateau with your current fitness routine, or if you want to work out but have trouble finding time, consider Metabolic Training. Don’t be intimidated by the name or the images it may conjure. Yes, it is an approach used by bodybuilders to achieve “ripped” or “shredded,” and it is unfortunately associated with “working out until you throw up.” However, when practiced under the supervision of a qualified instructor, Metabolic Training is safe, effective, and fun.

Metabolic Training combines structural, compound, and resistance exercises completed in quick succession with brief intervals of rest. Basically, every joint articulates, every muscle fires, and added weight helps build muscle mass. It is anaerobic – there is no running, jumping, or dancing – but cardio capacity increases because of the continuous effort. It is intense, but that intensity creates an efficient workout that achieves real results.

As the name suggests, the biggest effect is on the metabolism. During a 30-minute class, expect to burn 500 calories. That sounds great, right? It gets even better! AFTER class is over, continue to burn at a 10-25% higher rate for up to 48 hours. Some people experience increased fat burn for up to 72 hours! Metabolic training also helps to balance hormone levels, builds strength and muscle endurance, improves cardio-vascular fitness, and assists development of functional movement. There is virtually no down-side.

Whether in conjunction with your regular routine or the one class you commit to each week, adding metabolic training will help you reach your fitness goals. You will build lean muscle mass, sculpt noticeable definition, and most of all, burn off the stubborn fat. If you make the investment in yourself, the payoff will be amazing!