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Metabolic Training for Combat Sports

Metabolic training equipmentMetabolic Training is the core method of our combat conditioning system. It is the fastest and most efficient way to improve explosive strength and muscular endurance for combat sports. As an added bonus, it burns insane amounts of fat per session. This is how I train fighters and PT clients alike. Even the group classes are designed with Metacon (metabolic conditioning) components. What is Metabolic Training or Metabolic Conditioning? In simplest terms it refers to exercises that will improve or enhance the body’s energy systems - the aerobic and anaerobic systems.

  • Aerobic means in the presence of oxygen and anaerobic means without oxygen. Aerobic activities involve low intensity exercises that are performed for 15 minutes or more, such as biking, swimming and jogging.
  • Anaerobic activities involve moderate to high-intensity activities that are performed anywhere from a few seconds to 2-3 minutes. An example is a kettlebell circuit, a round on Thai Pads, or high-intensity heavy bag training.

A popular misconception is that if people wanted to lose fat, they would go jogging. Jogging seems to be the exercise of choice for fat loss. The truth is, you don't burn enough calories during the workout to amount to any substantial fat loss.

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Best way to lose fat

Lose that fat fast!42 ways to lose that belly fat fast:

1. Make a plan and stick with it
2. Carry water everywhere to start losing stomach fat
3. Color your plate (lots of veggies and fruits)
4. Cut out fast food – it’s an absolute must!
5. Cut out soda and sweetened drinks

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Sleep to Get Fit

Muscles Develop Faster the More Sleep You Get

Are you spending hours a week at the gym and wondering why your fitness level is not getting any better? If you are looking at the newest trend in dieting or investing in the latest exercise machine, you might be looking in the wrong place. It may very well be that you simply aren't getting enough sleep.

Sleep more, develop fasterGetting Pumped While You Snooze

As strange as it sounds, for all the hard work you do in the gym the real gains occur while you are asleep. The body cycles between several stages of sleep in a night. During these stages, your body repairs and adapts to the stimulus you exert upon it during physical activity. This recovery and adaptation is the key to improving your fitness level, whether it be gaining strength, muscle or cardiovascular endurance.

When you repeatedly exert force with your muscles, small tears occur in the muscular fibers. Your body also undergoes neurophysiological transformations as your nervous system adapts to become more efficient and better coordinated at whatever physical activity you engage in. Both this repair and adaptation occur during the deepest stages of sleep, which account for most of the time spent while asleep.

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What is Cardio Kickboxing?

Cardio KickboxingCardio Kickboxing is a fusion of boxing, martial arts and aerobics usually done rhythmically to music. Offering an intense cross-training and total-body workout it utilizes the training routines used by combat athletes in martial arts, boxing and kickboxing. The objective of cardio kickboxing is not to make a "fighter" out of you, but rather to give you a holistic, total-body training program that combines an aerobic workout with the movements and techniques of martial arts. In addition the classes provides strength training benefits because of the "resistance" when punching or kicking the heavy bags and striking pads. However, unlike training in combat sports, there is no physical contact as in sparring. Cardio kickboxing is offered as a fun and functional alternative to conventional aerobics training for fitness buffs who want a great workout with equally great results.

Unlike a traditional martial arts class, the use of high-energy music adds to your stimulation and motivation. Unlike an aerobics class, there are numerous techniques you can learn beyond the basics to maintain your interest level. Classes go by fast because there is so much going on and so much to learn.

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A Guide to Getting Shredded

Train to Get Ripped

Get ripped!If you asked a lot of people what their ideal body would look like, you'd probably hear the word ripped a good amount. Most people want a strong, lean body because not only does it look good, but you're probably also in fantastic physical condition.  Having this type of body means you're probably strong, can go all day, and have fun doing it.  So, what do you have to do to get ripped?

Muscle

Obviously one of the main keys to being ripped is being strong.  Mixing low rep, high weight exercises with high rep, lower weight exercises will really help.  The lower rep exercises will help make you stronger, but the higher reps and low weight will work towards that lean, tone look.  Put the both together and you've got a winning combination! Make sure you focus mainly on the bigger muscle groups; chest, back, legs, and core before honing in on the smaller groups.  I like to start workouts with all-around medium and heavier weight exercises and then finish off with high rep exercises to the point of failure. You'll really be feeling the burn!

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