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Why Trainers Love MetCon Workouts (And You Should Too)

Daily Burn—October 2, 2017

Daily Burn featured HSS exercise physiologist Pamela Geisel MS, CSCS in an article about metabolic conditioning (metcon) workouts.

Geisel said a bonus benefit of metcon workouts is that, by placing large demands on your body’s energy systems, they burn calories at a high rate.

To plan the perfect metcon workout, Geisel said lower work-to-rest ratios are ideal for developing power, and higher ratios are best for improving endurance. She added that mid-level ratios help develop areas of activity that involve some rest, such as powerlifting and sports like baseball.

Geisel said metcon workouts are best served as a 5 to 10 minute finisher at the end of a strength training routine.

Read the full article at dailyburn.com


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