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Old 07-13-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default MetCon definition??

Yes I know it means, Metabolic Conditioning, But can someone give me a more finite definition. When is a workout considered METCON? Are some of the WOD's METCON and if so which ones as an example.

Why are METCON workouts not recommended when fat loss is the goal?

I am struggling with my lack of fat loss in the last two months and am trying to figure why I have stopped making progress.

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Old 07-13-2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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hard conditioning makes some people hungry, being hungry sucks, especially when you're hungry already.

ignore armchair endocrinologists. "metcon" is not a significant factor.

track intake and you'll figure it out.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:43 PM   #3
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1. It's metcon not metcom.

2. Usually some type of circuit or series of elements done for rounds. Usually no rest in between them... some done for time.

3. I would recommend metcon for fat loss.

4. Post up your food log (diet), training regime, and sleep schedule... and any other factors like supplements, STRESS LEVELS, etc.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:13 PM   #4
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1. It's metcon not metcom.

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steve,


Yes, I seen that typo. I will post up my schedule with my fitday log tomorrow. thanks for the reply and willingness to help

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Old 07-14-2008, 09:13 AM   #5
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1. It's metcon not metcom.

2. Usually some type of circuit or series of elements done for rounds. Usually no rest in between them... some done for time.

3. I would recommend metcon for fat loss.

4. Post up your food log (diet), training regime, and sleep schedule... and any other factors like supplements, STRESS LEVELS, etc.

Low,

What's the most amount of fat weight you've ever lost on purpose?

Foreman,

How much fat are you trying to lose?
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:05 AM   #6
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Skike,

Does it matter?

If you're more qualified, critique his diet and draw up a training plan for him. Be my guest. I'll wait for your expert decision.
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:07 AM   #7
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No one is particularly "qualified" to prescribe a "plan" for the chap over the interwebs..certainly one can get some interesting ideas from other people's experiences of course. You seem to know a lot about fat loss, I was simply curious.

Let's keep the thread civil now.
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:42 AM   #8
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Low,

What's the most amount of fat weight you've ever lost on purpose?

Foreman,

How much fat are you trying to lose?
Ok, that logic is just silly. Just because Steven didn't lose significant fat weight means that he is not in a position to dispense advice for fat loss?

Does that also mean that every coach in pro sports who was not a professional athlete himself, should not be giving advice or coaching professional athletes?

Sorry Dave, but I have to disagree with you there.
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:48 AM   #9
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I am struggling with my lack of fat loss in the last two months and am trying to figure why I have stopped making progress.
To echo other comments, where'd you come from and where are you stuck?

What have you tried, and what has worked so far?

Ditto the recommendation for a diet log.

Totally different set of recommendations for going from 30% BF to 15% BF, from 15% to 10% and from 10% to 8%. Basically, it gets harder and you have to make more compromises each time.
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Ok, that logic is just silly. Just because Steven didn't lose significant fat weight means that he is not in a position to dispense advice for fat loss?

Does that also mean that every coach in pro sports who was not a professional athlete himself, should not be giving advice or coaching professional athletes?

Sorry Dave, but I have to disagree with you there.

I didn't say he wasn't qualified. I asked a question. I do think it's a relevant one.

As for the logic, it absolutley makes a difference in my mind where the advice is coming from, experience or otherwise. I see a lot of the same blather about hormonal this and met con that when the truth that anyone who's actually been there knows and doesn't forget is the importance of keeping your eye on the ball or ..... viscious application of the 80/20 rule.

the 80% will always work:

track intake and output, eat clean,green and meaty. Be consistent, limit your reliance on willpower and up your reliance on habit. lift often but not to exhaustion, get huge amounts of NEPA ...and sleep.

the 20% might work:

occasional intervals ("metcon") fiddle with meal timing, try supplements,
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