Increase Metabolism With Metabolic Workouts
To have a high metabolism is most people’s goal as it allows more calories to be burned off quickly. While there are some foods and eating habits that can help increase your metabolism, you can also increase your metabolism with metabolic workouts.
What Are Metabolic Workouts?
They are workouts that are high-intensity, using exercises that are designed to maximize your results. They usually involve the whole body, and have very short recovery periods. For example, P90X or Insanity are examples of metabolic workouts. They force you to work hard, leave you breathless, and they use cardio and strength exercises.
Some people use metabolic workouts to increase metabolism and lose weight; however, others use them to condition themselves for athletic performance or to be conditioned for their job, such as firefighters or the military.
How Do Metabolic Workouts Increase The Metabolism?
Both cardio and weight lifting boosts metabolism naturally. When you increase the intensity of the workouts and perform metabolic workouts, you get more results for your effort. Interval workouts can raise your metabolism for hours after you finish doing them (often called the afterburn effect), and they are very effective at increasing your overall metabolism for the long run as well.
“In one study, participants who cycled vigorously for 45 minutes burned roughly 190 calories more in the 14 hours after exercise than on days when they didn’t work out at all.” – Greatist
Examples Of Metabolic Workouts
Metabolic training is not meant to make you puke. It is simply meant to make you work at a high-intensity level and push your body more than you would during a regular day on the treadmill or exercise bike, for example.
You can create your own metabolic workout by combining cardiovascular moves with full body resistance movements. For instance, jump rope for a minute followed by 30 seconds of rest, then do 15 reps of squats with bicep curls using a light weight and then rest for 30 seconds, then do jumping jacks for a minute followed by 30 seconds of rest, and so on and so forth. Pick high-intensity moves, and combine strength training moves if you can. Use lighter weights than you would for regular strength training, and make sure to give yourself short intervals of rest. Push yourself for a good 20 minute workout.
If you would rather not create your own workout, there are plenty of metabolic workouts available for you to buy. For instance, one of the most popular high-intensity workouts is P90x. This workout combines cardio, resistance, body-weight training, plyometrics, ab work, yoga, and martial arts.
You can also find ‘knock off’ versions of popular programs like P90x, which are just as effective, but cost less than the original version. Make sure you check out the reviews before you buy the workout to ensure it is an effective metabolic workout.
If you are a beginner, then you may find it hard at first to do this kind of training, but it is important to know that even the biggest fitness enthusiast can struggle during a high-intensity workout. They are built to challenge you and push you for maximum results.