Sunday, May 22, 2011
HOW TO BREAK THE METABOLIC RUT #5
CIRCUIT TRAINING v. STRAIGHT SETS
It takes our body 3-5 minutes in order to fully recover from intense exercise. In traditional weight training, if your doing let's say 3 sets of a single exercise it would take you 10-15 minutes on that particular movement putting you on track for one of those marathon hour-long plus workouts.
Circuit training that uses alternating sets of non-competitive exercises is a very simple way to allow us to maintain high-intensity while also giving our body full recovery time. If we look at it strictly from a time standpoint, it will normally take someone about 30 seconds to perform 10 reps of an exercise at a slow, controlled tempo of 3 seconds per rep. By using circuit training method, we can easily build an incredible metabolic strength workout using the 5 basic movement patterns we looked at in Metabolic Rut #3.
In five minutes, the circuit-style of training will allow us to perform all 5 of those movements that make up a total-body workout where in the straight sets format it would take that same amount of time to complete ONE set of a single exercise.
In 20 minutes, we can complete four rounds of this whole body circuit while we just be starting our second exercise in the straight set format.
HOW TO BREAK THE METABOLIC RUT #6