What is metabolic conditioning? | Live science

You may have heard of it before, but what is metabolic conditioning? The term has been around for decades, but only recently has it moved from the world of elite athletes to everyday gyms. It refers to specific exercises designed to consume the maximum amount of calories in a given period of time, so it can help you get the most out of a training session. When done correctly, it can increase lean muscle mass, improve the efficiency of the energy pathways in your body, and help with faster weight loss.

To help you understand everything you need to know about this form of training, we spoke to an exercise physiologist and reviewed the latest research.

What is metabolic conditioning?

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Metabolic conditioning (also called MetCon or metabolic training) focuses on increasing the body’s supply and storage of energy during physical activity.

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