As a Certified Metabolic Trainer, I have personally seen the effects of using metabolic training to help transform my body and help be burn fat, while building muscle going from 215lbs to 185lbs ripped. A circuit like this is a great example of how you can insert a quick metabolic circuit into your training regime to help you get shredded and athletic. Perform each exercise one after the other for the prescribed reps. Do not move to the next exercise until you are complete all reps of the movement Med Ball Reverse Lunges – 50 (25 per side) Med Ball Side to Side Plyo Push ups – 25 Reps Med Ball Russian twists – 25 Reps Med Ball Jump Squats – 50 Reps Med Ball Climbers 50 Reps Med Ball RDL 50 reps– 25 Per Leg Med ball Burpees 50 Reps WHAT IS METABOLIC TRAINING? The short definition of metabolic training is completing compound exercises with little rest in between exercises in an effort to maximize calorie burn and increase metabolic rate during and after the workout. By compound I mean the exercises that target multiple joints and muscles. Unlike traditional weight training routines using isolated exercises and splitting body parts that don’t work if you want to raise your metabolism, burn fat, get ripped and develop lean dense muscle. The bottom line is raising your metabolism allows you to burn more calories throughout the day. Power or work capacity is the ability to perform an amount of work in a specified amount of time. The more work you can do in a shorter amount of time, the more power you will produce. Power is a key element to getting a lean fit body. That’s because when you produce more power, it triggers the natural release of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). HGH triggers fat metabolism for energy use in muscle growth, which means you lose fat while gaining dense muscle. HGH also enhanced protein synthesis in your muscles, making them stronger and larger (not to worry ladies you will NEVER BULK UP, unless you plan on using STEROIDS). The most critical factor to know if you want to produce more HGH is increasing the intensity of the exercises you perform because intensity is the key to increasing power. Metabolic training is high intensity anaerobic exercise that makes you breathless. If you are completing a metabolic workout and you are not breathing hard and sweating, something is wrong. Ideally you should be lifting as heavy as you can or performing as many bodyweight reps as possible in the interval with little rests in between. There are many forms of Metabolic Training and my workouts just scratch the surface. Most forms of Metabolic Training are in the form of a circuit, which is a series of exercises performed in a row with rest periods in between. Every form of Metabolic Training can improve your cardio; build strength endurance, sculpt lean muscle and burn lots of fat. You will hear different terms used for Metabolic Training such as, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Tabata, Metabolic Resistance, Metabolic Conditioning, Circuit Training, p90X, Insanity, Spartan Workout Challenges they are all in the same boat. So i hope that helps a bit in understanding how powerful metabolic training can be. If you have been stuck in the rut of traditional bodybuilding workouts and have not been getting the results your looking for, it’s time to change to metabolic training to help reach your fitness goals. GET IT DONE!
Metabolic Medicine Ball Workout Medicine Balls (Med Ball) are great way to change up your workout, while helping you to burn fat and build muscle using bodyweight movements. Medicine Balls have transformed from what you use to see in boxing gyms back in the day. The heavy leather balls you would see trainers use to pound the boxer’s midsection in an attempt to harden them up. Now they are covered in different materials, a little more bouncy and versatile tool for you to use, The Medicine Ball can be used to develop stabilizer muscles, which will help you build muscle faster, they can add a load to a compound exercises to increase strength and of course it is still highly effective for strengthen your abdominis rectus, obliques and core muscles. Next time you are in the gym grab the medicine balls off the stand and try this metabolic circuit. Medicine Ball “Mayhem” Metabolic Workout This metabolic med ball circuit targets your cardio, fat loss and muscular & strength endurance. I include upper and lower body compound movements, calisthenics, plyometrics, explosive exercises, abs and core. Perform each exercise for 60 seconds of work followed by 15 seconds rest one after the other. Complete all 10 exercises and repeat for 3 full rounds. Warm up before and stretch after you are complete. 1. Med Ball Thrusts – 10lbs 2. Med Ball Bear Hug Squats – 25lbs 3. Med Ball Roll Under Push Ups – 10lbs 4. Med Ball Slams – 10lbs 5. Med Ball Leg Curls – 10lbs 6. Jump Lunge – 25lbs 7. Med Ab Choppers Right – 10lbs 8. Med Ball Mountain Climbers – 8lbs 9. Abs Chopper Left – 10lbs 10. Med Ball Speed Runs – 25lbs At the end of the workout 3 sets of Med Ball Leg Raises to Failure 11. Med Ball Leg Raises – 8lbs
Today’s workout is a Metabolic Circuit using the TRX, Kettlebell and Med Ball. I think it is important to diversify your training as much as possible by using different types of equipment in order to shock your body into strength and muscle growth while continuing to burn fat. Using new pieces of equipment can also expose weaknesses you may have in your body, that force you to improve better yourself. It is also a great way to smash through plateaus and keep things fresh This was a tough circuit for me as I have not been able to use suspension training as much as I would like so a lot of my weaknesses were exposed throughout this session which left me sore as hell for a couple of days. Throughout the circuit you are going to work your explosive power, muscular endurance, core, oblique and abs strength, stability, balance, cardio and mental toughness. Because this is a Metabolic Circuit, after you are done, you will still be burning fat 24-36 hours later. Metabolic 60-15 Kettlebell -TRX – Med Ball Circuit Instructions: Perform each exercise for 60 seconds of work, followed by 15 seconds rest. Make sure you complete as many reps as possible with good form suing each interval. After you complete all 10 exercises, rest for two minutes and complete 3 full rounds Workout Time: 41 Minutes (Warm up before and Stretch After this workout) Exercise List 1. TRX Burpees Right – (Balance, Strength, power and endurance) 2. Two Arm Kettlebell Swing – (Lower Body, explosive power) 3. TRX Burpees Left – (Explode off the front leg) 4. Med Ball One Arm Wall Throws – Right - (Hip Rotation, Twist, Push Exercise – Throw each rep as hard as you can do not speed through this exercise) 5. Med Ball One Arm Wall Throws – Left – (Generate power from the hips) 6. TRX Hip Bridges – (Explosive power, hips, glutes and core) 7. One Arm Kettlebell Thrusters Right – (Strength, power, cardio, legs strength) 8. TRX Atomic Push Ups - (Upper Body, Balance, stability, core and muscular endurance) 9. One Arm Kettlebell Thrusters Left – (explosive, shoulder strength and endurance) 10. KB Cossack Lunge – (flexibility, lateral movement, core strength) Benefits of This Metabolic Fusion Circuit Below I am going to briefly touch on the benefits of using the equipment in this workout and if you have access, then you should learn and incorporate them into your training. TRX Suspension Trainer Whether it’s the TRX, SBT, Jungle Gym XT or any suspension equipment, this is an incredible device to help with stability, balance, muscular endurance, explosion and core training. There is a bit of a learning curve using the TRX and because you are suspended in the air for most of the exercises, it stimulates and fires up muscles that you probably didn’t even think you had. Kettlebell This is one piece of equipment everyone in the world should own and have in their toolbox. The benefits run deep when using kettlebells and to this day it was responsible for the biggest body transformation of my life. With one kettlebell you can use dynamic movements increase your explosive power, cardio, muscular endurance, core and grip strength. Because the kettlebells weight is offset, just by holding it in your hand you target the smaller stability muscles that help you build strength faster. Medicine Ball Adding the medicine ball to your training is an excellent way to help you develop strength, coordination, balance, power and core stability. The ball can also help to develop your rotational core strength and obliques.