Great Gym or Home Workout: Jefit Metabolic Conditioning Series
It seems like we all could use a fun, effective workout these days with everything going on. A workout at home or in the gym should to be creative as well as effective. The Jefit Metabolic Conditioning four-exercise series takes care of that and more. The goals of these demanding, intermediate programs are to improve general fitness, strength and aerobic capacity.
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Exercise Program Design
A look inside the design of this series of programs shows eight individual exercises sessions, performed twice weekly. The deeper an individual goes into the series, the more challenging the workout experience becomes. The final exercise session features the highest volume of exercise compared to any previous session. There are four bodyweight exercises that start off each session. Subsequent to this, the individual will complete six primary exercises.
Example of a Training Session
The following exercise session is included in the first week of the Metabolic Conditioning series. There are seven more exercise sessions in addition to this one. There are ten total exercises, between warm-up and primary exercises, in this series of sessions. Each one of the workouts is slightly more challenging than the previous session.
- Superman Leg Stretch (Bird Dog) 2×8
- Plank 2×8 (or hold for time)
- Bridge 2×10
- Push Up to Side Plank (T-Push-ups) 2×10
- Kettlebell Goblet Squat 3×8–10
- Bent Row 3×8–10
- Lunges 3×8–10
- Bench Press 3×8–10
- Alternating Bicep Curl 3×10–12
- Kettlebell Push Press 3×10
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Originally published at https://www.jefit.com on June 10, 2022.