How can I get started with metabolic training?

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It is important to start metabolic training slowly. You should have a good cardiovascular base as well as a strength base before starting a metabolic program. Even with a good base you will need to progress slowly with longer rest periods and shorter work periods. As you improve your work capacity you can reduce the rest periods and increase work periods. The most important thing to remember is good form throughout the training session. If your form breaks down, that is a good indicator to make an adjustment in your work to rest periods. One safe way to start is to do an exercise for 30 seconds followed by a 30 second recovery. As you improve, you can reduce your rest by doing a second exercise for 30 seconds before going into the recovery. This will give you one minute of work to a 30 second recovery.  However, splitting the work into two different exercises for 30 seconds each will help you maintain your correct form through the minute while still overloading the muscle groups. It is very difficult to do the same exercise for one minute and maintain good form, unless you start at a very low resistance, however this will defeat the overloading effect.

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