Strength and Endurance Training
Afterburn is a strength and conditioning program that combines a wide variety of exercises to ensure that a total fitness level is achieved. Each class includes a warm-up session, skill development (explanation of exercises), then a high intensity workout followed by a cool down and clean up. A “workout of the day” called a WOD will be displayed for each class to see the exercises that must be performed and the amount of reps.
Afterburn participants typically perform exercises that involve running, rowing, jumping rope, lifting and moving objects. This includes shuttling objects over long distances, performing safe power lifting maneuvers and Olympic weight lifting techniques. Participants will use a variety of equipment from free weights, body weight, medicine balls, TRX, Mats, and cones. Participants who are involved in afterburn will achieve a higher fitness goal. Afterburn incorporates the “10 Fitness domans.” They include: Cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, coordination, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, and accuracy.
The term “afterburn” is a name for EPOC (Excess post-exercise consumption). This refers to how much energy (calories) your body continues to burn in the hours and days once your workout has finished. This Afterburn effect is due to the depletion of glycogen during the high intensity exercises which result in the body burning the fat while it replenishes the body’s glycogen stores. The effects of such workouts can last up to 48 hours longer and also increase metabolism. This type of training is far superior to moderate intensity cardio as it is able to increase both aerobic and anaerobic capacities of the body.