The aim of our MetCons at Fighting Fit – “metabolic conditioning programs” are to train our bodies to work at a higher intensity and increase the efficiency of storage and delivery of energy.
The method behind this protocol involve pushing your heart and body to the max before allowing a brief period of recovery and then repeating.
The more we do this, the more efficient we become meaning our bodies are able to deliver oxygen, pump blood, and meet the demands of exercise with less work. In short, the “on” periods where you’re working as hard as possible create a cascade of events within the body that leads to beneficial adaptations such as an increase in mitochondria (the “power plant” of the body) and an increase in our ability to burn fat for fuel.
The key is to push yourself towards your max heart rate by working as hard as possible at a pace you can sustain for every round.
*In Teams of two work for 3 minutes on and 90 seconds off using the following:
- Assault Bike – Alternate every 10 Cal = 1 Point
- 15m Sled Push – Alternate every 10 Cal = 1 Point
- Power Clean to Press – Alternate every 5 Reps = 1 Point
- Add total points at the end of each round and repeat to beat!