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Fitness: How To Rev Your Metabolism In Two Minutes

This morning, at an NTC media class with Nike Master Trainer Eva Redpath, I heard an acronym I had never heard before: AMRAP. What does it stand for? As Many Reps As Possible. This is key for metabolic conditioning, says Eva. Do as many reps as possible in a short amount of time and you’ll train your body to use stored energy more effectively (think: fat burn).

At the end of every workout, just when you think you’re completely spent, Eva likes to challenge us with a final “throw down.” Today it was in the form of two minutes non-stop of high intensity exercises with as many reps as possible. Here’s what it looked like:

20 Side-to-side hops
15 Frogger jumps
10 Plyometric jump lunges
5 Burpees

Repeat until two minutes is up. (If you get through it one and half times, that’s good. If you get through it two to two and a half times, that’s great!)

Set your timer and give it a try at the end of your next workout. And don’t forget to tell us about your progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #mybesthealth.

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