Fitness: How to rev your metabolism in two minutes
AMRAP: How this acronym can rev your metabolism in just two minutes
This morning, at an NTC media class with Nike Master Trainer Eva Redpath, I heard an acronym I had never heard before: AMRAP. What does it stand for? As Many Reps As Possible. This is key for metabolic conditioning, says Eva. Do as many reps as possible in a short amount of time and you’ll train your body to use stored energy more effectively (think: fat burn).
At the end of every workout, just when you think you’re completely spent, Eva likes to challenge us with a final “throw down.” Today it was in the form of two minutes non-stop of high intensity exercises with as many reps as possible. Here’s what it looked like:
20 Side-to-side hops
15 Frogger jumps
10 Plyometric jump lunges
Repeat until two minutes is up. (If you get through it one and half times, that’s good. If you get through it two to two and a half times, that’s great!)
Set your timer and give it a try at the end of your next workout. And don’t forget to tell us about your progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #mybesthealth.
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