Burning Fat 24/7 (2 of 3)
Increase Your Metabolism With Metabolic Resistance Training (Part 2)
What exactly is metabolic resistance training (MRT)? Glad you asked.
To give it a very basic definition, metabolic resistance training (MRT) is simply “cardio with weights”. To get a little more complex, MRT is strategic total body resistance training in which a series of non-competing exercises are performed with minimal rest. Either way, when speaking of the most effective form of exercise for the fastest possible fat loss, this is it.
When you perform a 30-minute circuit style resistance training session, and do this correctly, your body will experience what’s called an “after-burn,” which will result in an incredible increase in your metabolism for the next 12-38 hours.
Let me put it another way…. let’s say you worked out at 8am on Friday using this metabolic resistance training (MRT). You will still be burning calories from that workout while you’re eating juju fruit and watching a movie with your family Saturday night.
There are several studies that show that those who added MRT training to a reduced calorie diet burned up to 44% more fat than those who dieted alone.
Now don’t get me wrong…. diet is the number one way to lose fat, but once you’ve got that down, HITT training will take your results to a whole new level.
One study compared “slow-go” aerobic exercise to MRT training and found that the MRT group lost significantly more fat without losing any muscle – even at an extremely low calorie intake. But not so much for the aerobic group. In fact, the aerobic group experienced a decrease in metabolism and lost muscle, while the MRT group increased overall metabolic rate.
That’s the power of MRT!
But guess what? There’s something even BETTER than MRT so stay tuned. Tomorrow we’ll discuss High Intensity Interval Training (HITT).