Yesterday’s email on “Why I don’t like MetCon” got
some heads turning.
In case you’re not sure what MetCon is – it’s short for
“Metabolic Conditioning”- it’s what’s more often than
not known in the fitness biz as “cardio” – although
that term doesn’t really do it justice.
If you feel you “must” do MetCon…
I’m going to let you in on a little secret that barely
It’s the “easiest” way to get in shape using your KBs.
What do I mean by “get in shape?”
Stronger, better conditioned, and leaner.
Sound good to you?
(I sure hope so, cause I don’t write this stuff so you can
get weaker and fatter.)
Here it is:
Train for strength first using longer rest periods and
slowly cut down your rest periods.
Yeah, it’s that simple.
In fact it’s so simple, you may be tempted to dismiss it.
Do so at your own risk.
This is a form of density training and is one of the most
powerful forms of training known to man.
Doing so does the following:
+ Increases your “everyday” strength or “sustaining”
strength levels – giving you seemingly unlimited stamina
and usable strength no matter what you face on a
+ Increases your cardio-respiratory fitness – making your
heart and lungs stronger and more efficient, keeping
heart disease at bay
+ Decreases the amount of body fat on your body by
increasing the number of calories you burn per minute
and optimizing your fat-burning hormones – giving you
a leaner, more attractive body
+ Helps give you that “MetCon’d” feeling – you know –
that “I just had a ‘great workout’ feeling so many
people need to have to justify spending the time
From a very practical point of view, it turns a strength
workout into a Metabolic Conditioning workout in a safe
and progressive manner, allowing the body to slowly
adapt, so you can see the results I described above.
The key is to do it incrementally.
I’ve laid out a step-by-step – incremental program that will
take you between 18 and 36 weeks.
It’s called the “STRONG!” program.
And that it will make you.
And in much “better shape.”