Metabolic Resistance

The Class

This class burns calories like no other with the prescription of old school training modalities like strongman training, barbell complexes and force-velocity circuits – simply put, MRT is EPIC!

Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT) is the combination of resistance training and conditioning exercises in a circuit-type fashion. We implement barbell work, alongside Dumbbells, Kettlebells and conditioning equipment. By introducing barbell based exercises into a class format allows us to use a wider variety of exercises that can tax and challenge the body to limits not previously achieved in a conditioning session. This class includes genres like strongman, force-velocity circuits, strength circuits to high repping lower weight type barbell complexes.

TL;DR
  • What are the benefits? You will achieve a huge metabolic response to this type of training.
  • Who can participate? This class is an advanced class and not for the newcomer and not one to try unless they have had previous experience in compound and complex lifts.
  • What kind of things will I be doing? This class includes genres like strongman, force-velocity circuits, strength circuits to high repping lower weight type barbell complexes.
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The Science

This type of training kicked off around the early 80’s from guys like Mike Stone who used complexes and strongman type workouts to help with his Olympic lifting athletes make weight for their competitions without having to do catabolic aerobic cardio. Dan baker used strongman and barbell type complexes to give off feet sessions for his athletes during his tenure at the Broncos in the 90’s -00s.

So, before anyone throws a little cheek at us saying isn’t this CrossFit? Well NO, because it has exercise prescription and safety at the forefront of the design instead of how hard can I make it without the thought of exercise prescription or safety on the mind.

Everyone who participates in this class has to be given the ok by a coach at Hammer before participating. Think of it like a combination of crossfit/f45 and strongman but without the cult, injuries and beards.

The Benefits

This class is an advanced class and not for the newcomer and not one to try unless they have had previous experience in compound and complex lifts.

The difference this class brings is the ability to things like deadlifts, back squats, front squats, plyometric, basic O-lifting and much more in a class environment. Whilst still having the freedom to do dumbbell, kettlebell and conditioning exercises in the one session. The key here is how the program/class is designed. By adding barbells alongside our traditional class equipment introduces a greater risk to the client hence the sequencing exercises is of utmost importance. The coach will ALWAYS plan the session that challenges the participants without being reckless. Exercise prescription and periodisation is still thought of as first priority before how hard the workout can be, which separates this type of class to the relevant competition like CrossFit, f45 and strongman etc.

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This class includes formats like strongman, force-velocity circuits, strength circuits to barbell complexes.

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