Your metabolism workout – a.k.a. metcon
There are things you already know about your metabolism. To lose weight, you want your metabolism to be quick, but as we age it slows down.
So what are we to do if we want to maintain our weight and look good?
Try metabolic conditioning, or more commonly referred to as metcon. The whole point of metabolic conditioning is to maximize the efficiency of your energy systems in order to increase performance and the amount of calories burned after your workout is completed. In plain English: Shorter workouts with higher calorie burn.
A metcon workout will challenge you anaerobically (think: strength training) and aerobically (think: cardiovascular trainin). Each tend to involve repeated, high-intensity movements with short rest periods. This means structured sets, reps and rests, transitioning from one challenging movement to the next with little to no rest in between.
Sounds hard, true. But the workout can last as little as two to six minutes long, and you will feel completely exhausted by the end of it.
I created two different heart-racing metcon finishers to add to the end of your regular workout. Think of it as an add-on – like the protein in your smoothie.
Check out 7 Ways You Can Boost Your Metabolism.