Metabolic training is a high intensity training program that uses large muscle groups to maximize calorie burn. While metabolic training is not “aerobic” like going for a jog, studies have shown that anaerobic exercises such as High Intensity Interval Training can increase maximum volume of oxygen beyond exercisers following an aerobic program.
Metabolic workouts are total-body workouts that employ high-intensity work with short rest in an alternating or circuit format. It provides a high calorie burn and increases metabolic rate for up to 48 hours post-workout. Some examples of metabolic training include compound movements using upper and lower body such as the squat press, burpees, or clean presses. The idea is to do as many safe repetitions as you can for a set amount of time, followed by short rest periods.