The holidays are here and we all need that
extra push to work off that Turkey. Our
kickass Ambassador Scott Thom is no stranger
to fitness and pushing his clients from
HealthQuest to the limits! Boost that
burn with his killer metabolic finishers!
I first started using metabolic finishers
in 2005 with my clients at HealthQuest
Fitness Center in Napa, California and
my basketball players at Vintage High.
They were great for both groups. For
my clients it allowed us to maximize
the one hour training session, finishing
it off with a bang of metabolic mayhem.
For my basketball players it allowed
them to attack a challenge together helping
to build team chemistry, as well as improve
on their mental toughness.
Due to the nature and intensity of metabolic
finishers it is important to use them
wisely. Be selective in which finishers
you use and when. If you just finished
an intense leg workout it doesn’t
make sense to perform a metabolic finisher
which is lower body dominant. Instead,
choose a finisher which incorporates
more upper body work. I know this seems
rudimentary, but you will be surprised
how many personal trainers and coaches
tend to think, “more is always
better” and if their client isn’t
throwing up at the end of a workout,
then it wasn’t a great workout.
This thought process will lead to injury,
poor performance, and is the epitome
of mistaking activity for achievement.
I like to have a game plan leading up to
the five days before Thanksgiving. This
amazing day of football and culinary
treats, showcasing your Mothers sweet
potato pie, and secret family recipes
will only lead to L-Tryptophan induced
power naps if you don’t have a
fitness game plan. These metabolic finishers
vary in how they are completed, but what
you can consistently count on is expending
energy, so get your mind right and have
Complete one round.
100 Jump rope
80 Jump rope
60 Jump rope
40 Jump rope
20 Jump rope
*Equipment Needed: HumanX Speed Rope, HumanX
See how many rounds you can complete in 10
9 Reverse crunches
6 Glute Taps
Complete 5 rounds.
5 MB sit-up throw-downs
*Equipment Needed: Harbinger Mat, Medicine
Complete four rounds.
*You have ascending rest periods: 45 seconds/60
15 Seal jacks
20 Bodyweight squats
Rest and repeat.
Complete one round.
10 Jumping jacks
9 Jumping jacks
8 Jumping jacks
7 Jumping jacks
6 Jumping jacks
5 Jumping jacks
4 Jumping jacks
3 Jumping jacks
2 Jumping jacks
1 Jumping jacks
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