For Month #12 of WoW, we will be focusing on Full Body Metabolic Conditioning. In a general sense, Metabolic Conditioning workouts (“Met-Cons” for short) are full body workouts that are constantly varied in terms of movements, reps, time-caps, etc. Our Met-Cons will be separated into an Upper Body and Lower Body split, and will utilize AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) and rounds for time structures. By structuring the Met-Cons in these ways, members will be encouraged to challenge themselves by keeping rest times minimal, intensity high, and form as perfect as possible.
The Met-Con structure and methodology has gained popularity as the CrossFit community has grown in recent years, and for good reason. Research has shown that metabolic conditioning workouts can yield improvements in: aerobic and anaerobic capacity, VO2 max, compound lift totals, and fat loss. Additionally, Met-Cons are usually no more than 20-30 minutes, and our program stays within these limits. Many people find that metabolic conditioning is one of the most enjoyable exercise structures, and allows for strength, hypertrophy, and cardiovascular gains for those with limited time.
If any of the WoW’s are confusing or require some explanation, our staff is always happy to help! All workouts can be scaled to meet your physical capabilities, and we encourage everyone to challenge themselves while remaining safe and smart.