I’m not even joking with you when I say that I get HYPED when Summer rolls around.
If there were a power ranking for seasons, Summer would easily come out in number one.
One thing I happen to hate about Summer is just how fattening it can be if you’re not careful. You workout all Spring and then all the day drinking and partying starts. Suddenly the summer is over and you’re 15 lbs heavier. No bueno
It doesn’t have to be like that though bros! I’m telling you, there is another way. Outside of, ya know, eating sensibly and all that.
What are we talking about here? Metabolic finishers.
Do metabolic finishers at the end of your workout. They are designed to specifically rev up your calorie-burning and facilitate fat loss.
What are metabolic finishers?
We’ve touched on metabolic finishers before in an entire article, but we’ll rehash them as simply as possible for you bastards who are too lazy to click.
Metabolic finishers are basically short and intense exercises that end workouts and are designed to ramp up your calorie burning.
They work thanks to the EPOC phenomenon. Done correctly, they can increase your calorie-burning for the next 24-48 hours.
Why do metabolic finishers?
Why do metabolic finishers? Well, you don’t wanna be fat this summer, do you?
Outside of that, they’re a superior way to keep off fat compared to eating like a rabbit all Summer or doing hours of cardio.
Basically, you can get the calorie-burning benefit of 30-45 minutes worth of steady-state cardio within about 10 minutes of hard, fast, and intense work at the end of your workout.
Pretty sweet, amirite?
So you’re sold on metabolic finishers? Then try these 4 metabolic finishers:
Metabolic Finisher #1: Barbell Complex
A barbell complex is a brutal finisher where you go through a series of barbell exercises without putting the barbell down. You’ll do each exercise in succession for one round, then put it down to rest, and repeat.
- Romanian deadlift x5
- Hang clean x5
- Reverse lunge x5 each leg
- Overhead press x5
60 seconds rest between each round, 5 rounds total.
Metabolic Finisher #2: Bodyweight Finisher
Bodyweight finishers are especially useful because they can be done anywhere and in a pinch if you’re looking to get your sweat on. You are your own equipment.
- Push-up x15
- Mountain climber x30 (15 each leg)
- Bodyweight squat x20
- Burpee x10
Rest 40 seconds between each round, do 4 rounds total.
Metabolic Finisher #3: Dumbbell Finisher
Dumbbell complexes, much like barbell complexes, can be a surprisingly effective finishing tool if you use them correctly.
The key is finding the appropriate weight because you’re going to be much stronger on some movements than others.
- Goblet squat x15
- Romanian deadlift x10
- 1 arm dumbbell row x10
- 1 arm dumbbell floor press x8
Rest 50 seconds between each round, do 5 rounds total.
Metabolic Finisher #4: Kettlebell Finisher
It wouldn’t be right to talk about finishers if we weren’t talking about kettlebells at some point.
Kettlebells are awesome tools for finishers like this because of their versatility, ease of use, and overall ass-kicking capabilities.
- Double kettlebell swing x10
- Double kettlebell front squat x10
- Double kettlebell thruster x8
- Double kettlebell row x8
Rest 60 seconds between each round, perform 6 rounds total.