Metcon, or metabolic conditioning, is a method of exercise training that involves a high work rate and is designed to increase your fitness and energy output. Metcon workout routines use exercises that are designed to burn more calories during your workout as well as maximise calories burned after you exercise.
You can incorporate this workout into your routine twice a week but should not do them on consecutive days. Some high-performance coach would add a metcon in the middle of the session for 5 to 10 minutes, to increase fitness level.
Metcon can also standout on its own as a full workout.
There’s a good chance you have an extra 20 minutes to spare throughout your day. Whether you wake up a few minutes earlier or make some time for this exercise routine after you’re done with work for the day.
The good news is that even though the routines are super quick, you are still getting a ton of health benefits out of it. They are intense, so they don’t need to be a whole hour long.
20 minutes Metcon 3 workout explosive leg power
· Single Arm Overhead Dumbbell Squats (8 reps either side)
· Hurdle Step Overs into athlete ready position 20 seconds
· 20m Quick acceleration sprint
· Active Recovery 10 seconds
· Repeat the process 10 times
A Metcon workout is a series of different types of workouts combined to achieve all those amazing benefits, you can add a minimum of three 3 exercises and must have some form of cardiovascular workout.
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