Get Your Metabolism Up and Firing Without The High Impact On Your Joints
Replace Interval Training With Metabolic Training!
Lately my dad has been really interested in Metabolic Resistance Training, and there will be several videos showing you different workout routines on how to do this. But first, I wanted to find out what Metabolic Resistance Training actually IS. So here's a video from Craig Ballantyne talking about it:
What Metabolic Training is:
Training with resistance with incomplete recovery and high reps, such as power reps. It gives a similar physiological response as interval training and cardiovascular training, but you don't damage your joints as much because the stress is more evenly spread out.
An example would be to replace 30 second of sprinting with 30 seconds of kettlebell swings. By doing this, you will receive the same metabolic response and the great benefit that comes with that, but without the stress that comes with running, because it's spread out over different muscle groups.
There are two different types of metabolic training:
Metabolic resistance- It's heavier training. Examples: Body weight rows, Squats, Swings and Pushups. This is what will make you gain muscle.
Metabolic conditioning- high rep, incomplete recovery (increases heart rate, increases metabolic activity).
So now you know a bit about Metabolic Training! Keep on the lookout for some workouts with this over the next few days!