What the heck are these metabolic resistance training workouts that everyone keeps talking about for fat loss? Well, you’ve probably heard the term because the internet is buzzing about this type of training for fat burning.
After all, gone are the days of slow cardio for weight loss. Heck, even interval training is starting to get passed over. All in favor of this specific type of workout called metabolic resistance training.
It’s really exciting though, to know that we can build muscle and lose fat at the same time, while getting lean and even having ripped six-pack abs thanks to these short, burst workouts. And you don’t need fancy, expensive equipment. Instead, you can focus on using bodyweight exercises, dumbbells, kettlebell exercises, or even TRX exercises.
Let me explain in this short, fun video with a few examples:
Anytime you use supersets or circuits and train with an elevated heart rate and insufficient recovery. You are doing metabolic resistance training. But the metabolic resistance training used by Turbulence Training readers is different. I’ve modified the heavy metabolic resistance training and also incorporated metabolic resistance conditioning using lighter resistance, and less rest.
In this new Turbulence Training metabolic resistance training workout program, you’ll get 4 workouts, broken down into these two components. Two workouts of heavy metabolic resistance training and two workouts of metabolic conditioning. The heavy workouts are done first, and are followed immediately the next day by the conditioning workouts.
I’ll be writing a lot more about metabolic resistance and conditioning workouts in the future to help you lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. That’s the beauty of the system; not only do the fast-paced, short burst workouts help you burn a ton of calories, but if your goal is muscle building, you can do that too.
Until then, get ready to use a few new exercises and a few training methods we haven’t used before to elevate ” in-workout and after-workout” calorie burning.
It’s all about working your metabolic systems for maximum calorie burning, while only permitting yourself to have incomplete recovery. These are the intense workouts you’ve been looking for. No more slow, boring, monotonous cardio workouts that take forever. Those days are over.
So be prepared to hear a lot more about MRT and metabolic lifting and conditioning workouts. And again, you aren’t limited to machines or weights. You can do these workouts with almost any equipment, and even with bodyweight exercises only, as my bodyweight cardio circuits have proven.
You’ll have a total blast even doing these types of programs at the park with your TRX and kettlebells and bodyweight. You’ll be so much better off than being stuck in stuffy gym with machines. And make sure to watch my video to find out why MRT might even be better than traditional interval training.
Times are a-changing. The entire fitness industry is going through a revolution where we move away from bodybuilder and cardio bunny workouts. And that’s a good thing. Doing less cardio and eliminating little isolation exercises, such as crunches, from your routines will help you get results fast.
You now have a fun, four-day program that will get you ripped and give you the body that you deserve.
Craig Ballantyne, MS, CSCS
Certified Turbulence Trainer