Summer is officially here and let me guess…you’ve tried, stopped, tried again, and are now considering ending that “get ripped for summer” workout/program you heard all about back in May? No surprise – those workouts are recycled year and year and put together by boring magazine editors and paper trainers.
Since it’s been some time since I wanted to create a new workout for all of you faithful readers. I got to work this past week on something that would be perfect for those of you wanting something a little different for summer. But not only different – intense. Something that will effectively shred through fat, slim down your core, build muscle, and help you create a physique that could easily pass for an athlete.
This workout (metabolic workout to be exact) is designed to target a few key areas:
- Explosiveness – build fast-twitch muscle fiber and lower body power
- Metabolism – increase metabolism and turn your body into a fat burning machine
- Strength – build lean muscle mass and improve upper body strength
This metabolic workout is relatively simple in nature. I’ve paired a plyometric exercise (explosiveness) with a little uptempo cardio (metabolism), and rounded things out with a power strength exercise (strength). What we’ve got is a three-exercise mini-circuit. Stack four or five of these and we now have one killer metabolic workout.
Exercises in a mini-circuit are performed back-to-back, with little to no rest between. After finishing the third exercise, give yourself a 60 second rest, then move on. The concept is simple – the workout….not so much…
The Triple Threat Metabolic Workout
What you’ll need: A jump rope + dumbbells