The bulk of our workouts at Psycho Gym are what would be considered metabolic training sessions. Below I define what metabolic training is and the many benefits of it. I also lay out 4 guidelines that you can use to make sure you are working hard enough during your time at Psycho Gym.
Metabolic Training is the ultimate fusion of anaerobic strength and aerobic cardio exercise and adds a new twist to the classic bodybuilding routines of the past. A metabolic workout is essentially a total body interval workout using short, max effort anaerobic work periods (typically 15-60 seconds in length) performed in an alternating set format (such as supersets, circuits, complexes, Tabatas, etc.) with short, incomplete rest periods between exercises (typically 10-30 seconds in length).
The high training intensity builds strength and muscle, jacks up anaerobic metabolism, and creates a large post-workout after-burn for up to 48 hours after completing your workout. The high training density, or work completed per unit of time, causes a great deal of direct calorie burning during the workout to best stimulate fat loss.
Finally, the negative work-to-rest ratios (e.g. 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest) inherent to the vast majority of metabolic workouts create a cumulative fatigue that also stimulates aerobic metabolism and thus provides incredible cardiovascular benefits.
That being said, metabolic training is not for the weak of mind or heart and it’s all about working as hard as you possibly can at your current fitness level. Outlined below is a general criteria to follow to ensure you do just that.
4 SIGNS YOUR NOT WORKING HARD ENOUGH SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO PSYCHO GYM WORKOUTS
The four tips above are just a few quick and easy things that you can use to make sure you are working hard and getting closer and closer to your goals. Make sure you are keeping up your end of our agreement by coming in our facility and working your ass off and we will make sure to keep up our end by pushing you and getting you to your goals. See you in the gym. – TRAVIS
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