In order to understand how MRT works you will need to understand what metabolism really means. The word metabolism as we are using it here, denotes the interaction of hormones and enzymes that convert food into energy and how efficiently the body burns that fuel.
Our basal metabolic rate (BMR) together with the amount of activity we undertake and the amount of muscle and fat in our body is responsible for making us either gain weight easily or difficultly. Someone with a low basal metabolic rate burns fat more slowly than someone with an average or high metabolic rate.
There are two main prerequisites for metabolic resistance training:
1. High quantity of activity per time unit (high density training)
2. Minimal breaks between sets
6-8 compound exercises constitute a total body workout. You train alternative antagonist muscle groups so you can use the duration of one set as a break for the muscle group previously trained. If you work hard enough your heart rate will be 80%, which provides a sufficient aerobic workout to trigger the EPOC effect (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), allowing you to burn more calories many hours after the workout. So MRT allows you to burn fat for many hours after your workout.
• Burns maximum amount of calories during a workout
• Triggers the EPOC effect
• Increases muscle mass
• Time efficiency
• Can be performed anywhere with minimal equipment