Workout Finishers: The Ultimate Tool To Get Lean!
If you like to get the most out of your workout, you will want to end it with some great intensity. It maximizes your fitness results, burns more fat, helps you gain more muscle and get into the best shape of your life.
So just what is a workout finisher? Basically it’s a workout method involving exercises done at high intensity (either with cardio or resistance exercises) at the end of a regular workout. Typically finishers are short, around 1-10 minutes and are the final push of a workout, fully exhausting your body so as to maximize fat loss and/or muscle growth.
Since these are short efforts, they are done to the max, with many repetitions as possible in the short time period. Do them regularly and you can look forward to better body composition and conditioning. It’s that final push that gets your metabolic cost up and running, so to speak.
How Do Finishers Work?
Finishers work because your energy reserves will be low and your body will be converting reserves and turning to fatty acid for energy. Yes, it can make you a bit nauseous and exhausted, but you’ll activate your internal fat-burning engine, so in the end, it’s worth it.
Research suggests that interval and circuit training after your strength workouts can boost your metabolic conditioning, make you stronger and increase your body’s ability to burn fat. Finishers do an excellent job of disrupting your homeostatic balance, which is why they are a great tool to use if you want to melt fat and get lean.
A finisher can involve these exercises:
Ball ground slams
Ball wall slams
Single arm db snatches
Interval Training (i.e. 30 seconds work – 30 seconds rest for 4-6 rounds)
Every Minute On The Minute - (i.e. - 1 set of 15 reps every minute for a set number of minutes)
Distance - (i.e. - 200 meter row on rower followed by 45 seconds of rest for 6 rounds)
As you can see. there’s no shortage of exercises that you can use at the end of a workout to burn that extra bit of body fat. But no matter what you choose, the aim is to really fatigue yourself and push your limits, while still adjusting to meet the demands of any fitness level.
Not only will these finishers help you melt fat and get lean, they will challenge your ability to push yourself. Program any one of these into your workouts and you will undoubtedly see excellent results.