Monday, August 16, 2010

Metabolic Training

Fast new way to work off fat

Lose fat in under five minutes? Sounds enticing? With new training routines like the metabolic-style workout, which takes less than five minutes to complete, you may not be able to use lack of time as an excuse to grow fat anymore.

An intense exercise aimed at increasing your metabolism, metabolic training involves performing resistance exercises at a fast pace with short rest periods between each move. If done correctly, it can turn your body into a 24/7 fat incinerator. But first, we debunk some of the myths surrounding this new workout plan.

Myth#1 No Pain No Gain
That's an old-fashioned approach to working out. Some soreness is expected, but if you've pushed your body so hard that you can't move for days after, then you've probably overdone it. You should feel slightly winded but still have enough in you to push out one more set if you have to. Don't make it so torturous that you never want to do it again.

Myth#2 You need die-hard commitment
Yes, you're in a hurry to lose the spare tyre, but working out every day may actually be slowing you down. You need to give your body time to recover to get results. Avoid exercising more than two days in a row. Give yourself one day off in between to recover.

Myth#3 Complex exercises are better
Technical exercises like overhead squats and snatches are difficult to perform properly when your body is exhausted. And poor form can lead to unnecessary injuries. Exercises that can use your own body weight, like push-ups, planks and pull-ups, are the best kind to perform when you're attempting a metabolic workout.

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