Metabolic Workouts Question


Hi Cathe, I'm loving the new RWH workouts!

My question pertains to "metabolic workouts". Based on your answer in another post concerning how to best lose body fat when you have a strong muscle base, I'm going to follow and 8 day workout "week" and do 3-4 metabolic workouts and do 3 heavy weight workouts per week.

What makes a workout a "metabolic" workouts vs a circuit workout?

The answers to your question are in article below:

  • circuits are series of sequence executed during a specific time. (exemple 1 minutes)
without or with light (usually) weight. This is an endurance workout.
your heart rate increase up to maximum 70% of your own maximum heart rate.
Example :eek:f workout is athletic training, high step training.

  • A circuit becomes a Met when the heart rate goes up to >70% reaching ANAEROBIC zone.
Example: afterburn, Hiit segment from TTM, cardio leg blast;)

To cut short metabolic is an exercise intense enough to elevate your heart rate to over 70% maximum heart rate.
The do create an afterburn within 24 hours after completing the exercise.

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