Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT) Kettlebell Workout

Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT for short) is a relatively new form of training, becoming more and more prominent in the group training environment over the past couple years. MRT workouts are great for group training because: They are easy to organize They maximize fat loss AND muscle growth at the same time They stimulate the…

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Simple & Effective Tractor Tire MetCon

An effective training program should be fun and it should be simple.  Many times, we as trainers like to let our imaginations get the best of us and, before we know it, we’ve begun to stray from our core training beliefs and our clients are in the corner using a shake weight while standing on…

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“The Bear” Metabolic Conditioning Workout

If you’re looking for a simple – yet extremely effective – conditioning workout to add to your clients’ routine, I have the perfect solution. It’s called “The Bear” and it includes just (2) movements that require minimal equipment. Simply set a timer for 15 minutes (or any increment that you feel is appropriate for your…

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“SPARTAN UP” Conditioning Workout: The Inverted Ladder

I recently completed a Spartan Super in northern New Jersey and got to thinking, “how could I better help my clients train for Spartan-style races and other challenge or obstacle races?” These types of races are popping up ALL over the place.  In fact, as I was getting on the shuttle bus after the Spartan…

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8-Minute MetCon Circuit

Use this 8-minute metabolic conditioning circuit at the end of strength work with your clients or as a separate conditioning block on a day when your focus is conditioning. Every Minute, On the Minute, For 8 Minutes Perform: 15 Russian Kettlebell Swings 10 STRICT Push Ups 5 Chin Ups This is a VERY challenging metabolic…

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