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Metcon Workouts

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Created June 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Does anyone have either suggestions for metcon work outs at home with either body weight only or minimal equipment OR have a link that lists some?

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Metcon is cf jargon for metabolic conditioning. Metabolic conditioning is the new "it" term for circuit training as developed by Arther Jones at Army nearly 50 years ago. But pay no attention to that. Pay no attention to the fact that there was a national chain and equipment line based on "metcon" back in tge 80s. CF invented it. Now let's go hit an AMRAP bro. Now that I got that out of the way, metcon is just the hip lingo for circuit and/or interval training. The flawed logic is that it attacks multiple systems at once.

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This is awesome. Thank you so much for posting!

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metabolic conditioning.

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on June 12, 2012
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Take a look at this:

http://www.saskprocrossfit.com/SaskProHockey_LOGO_FEB17_2011.pdf

CrossFit Bodyweight Workout Resource

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on June 13, 2012
at 02:14 AM

This is awesome. Thank you so much for posting!

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on June 13, 2012
at 01:32 AM

What the hell's a "metcon"?

Is that CrossFit jargon?

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on June 13, 2012
at 01:57 PM

Metcon is cf jargon for metabolic conditioning. Metabolic conditioning is the new "it" term for circuit training as developed by Arther Jones at Army nearly 50 years ago. But pay no attention to that. Pay no attention to the fact that there was a national chain and equipment line based on "metcon" back in tge 80s. CF invented it. Now let's go hit an AMRAP bro. Now that I got that out of the way, metcon is just the hip lingo for circuit and/or interval training. The flawed logic is that it attacks multiple systems at once.

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on June 13, 2012
at 01:44 AM

metabolic conditioning.

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on August 15, 2013
at 07:32 PM

I agree with Knox. I did these type of workouts in the late '70s in high school. Back then we called it "circut" training. The equipment I think Knox is talking about is the Universal Equipment brand. It was some of the first modern pin select weight training machines I worked with.

Branding the Old " circuit training" to the new "Metcon" training is all about making a $ . I hear it all the time from my gf. She's a teacher and informs me of the "new" teaching methodology that the most recent up and coming school administrator has "invented". 99% of the time it's recycled ideas. Kinda like my kids telling me about a cool rock band they discovered called The Doors. Additionally, I think the age group of 20s and early 30s believe they are more insightful than the previous generations of mankind.

That being said, I started training "Metcons" when I turned 50. I love it and get great results ie stronger but leaner. My joints don't like heavy lifting anymore. Speaking of joints, all the crossfitters are gonna discover theirs in their 40s. All of those muscle-ups and deep squats are gonna announce their effects in a decade.

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on June 13, 2012
at 04:01 AM

Mark Sisson at www.marksdailyapple.com has a long list of body weight and at home excercises with instructional videos that you can combine to create your own metcon home workouts. I did one this weekend, and if you push yourself, it can be the hardest workout you ever do. Its basically a crossfit @ home workout.

Best of luck.

Here is a link w/ some suggestions.

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on June 13, 2012
at 03:18 AM

Try this list of 75 "Travel WODs" from Crossfit Durham: http://crossfitdurham.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Travel-WODs.pdf

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on June 13, 2012
at 01:13 AM

Now sure if it is metcon, but it is hard. Real hard. I must insist you try this. No equipment needed! :D

Each of the following Quadrupedal movements are done as 20m shuttles: crawl to 10m line, sprint back, crawl to 20m line, sprint back.

Inchworms- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr-HHgxXTqg&feature=related

Bear Crawls- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgoqXPb8SME

Geckos (aligator walk) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8atIavvdqyg - like bear crawl but keep as low to the ground as possible.

Frogs- burpees with push up but jump as far forward as possible instead of jumping and clapping after each burpee. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS1-xLcx7Lg&feature=endscreen&NR=1

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