Over the last few months, I’ve been geeking out on my workouts, trying new exercises, tools, plans and programs. Part of the fun in owning a gym is experimenting with different modalities, tools, and philosophies to construct the best workouts for our members. Plus, as a coach, I’m allowed 😉

Over my years in the biz, I’ve always loved to try out something new. But the truth is, I always come back to the principles that we’ve used over the past thirteen years to help people lose fat, build muscle, and get them in excellent cardiovascular condition: Metabolic Resistance Training.

Metabolic resistance training uses weight lifting techniques to burn calories while building strength and lean muscle. I won’t get too science-y here, but this method is ultra-efficient and is a great option to replace the long, boring cardio workouts that can burn as much muscle as fat (cause that is not what you’re looking for, right?).

PLUS, because of the resistance, you get all of the other benefits of weight training like stronger bones and joints.

So over the next couple weeks, I thought I’d give you an inside look at some of the training methods we use at the Bodysmith to help make our members the best versions of themselves.

The Combo
One of our favorite techniques for metabolic resistance training is combination exercises.

Combination exercises are made up of one or more weight lifting moves, performed in a seamless sequence, using the same tool. Each exercise works large muscle groups, leading to increased energy expenditure and fat loss. And combination exercise can be inserted into a or become a workout of its own, giving it a vast amount of adaptability.

Two of my favorite combination exercises are the Push Up with Row and the Bent Over Row with RDL. These exercises work your core, shoulders, hamstrings, glutes, and back. Sounds like pretty much everything you need to get the job done! 😉

Take a look at this sample video of a 10-minute workout that relies solely on these two combination exercises. The emphasis on the posterior side of the body makes this routine great for our posture AND waistline. WATCH THE VIDEO

Give it a try and let me know what you think. If you like it, then maybe it’s time you break out of your routine and start trying even more new approaches to your fitness!

Next time we’ll take a look at another metabolic resistance training technique.

Stay safe and get fit.

–Coach Brad

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