More Information About Metcons

Metabolic Conditioning workouts, or MetCon for short, are fast paced, high intensity workouts completed in a short period of time that will challenge your cardiovascular capacity, put your metabolism into overdrive and rapidly burn fat.

Metabolic conditioning is a method of training that involves a very high work rate, using exercises designed to burn more calories during your workout and maximize calories burned after your workout, or your afterburn. In other words, these are vigorous, high intensity circuit-type workouts that often involve challenging total body, compound exercises and very short recovery intervals.

MetCon is most recognizable in programs such as P90X, Insanity and CrossFit – Programs known for pushing the human body to its limits with fast-paced cardio and strength exercises to build muscle, strength and endurance. Plenty of people do these programs to get lean and lose weight, and most of them would tell you these are very advanced, very challenging workouts that aren’t guaranteed to make you cry, but there’s a pretty good chance you will.