Hybrid exercises are becoming popular amongst athletes and normal folk who want to build muscle and burn fat. Incorporating complex or "hybrid exercises" into your fitness routines is fast becoming popular due to their efficiency and effectiveness of the movements.
Basic hybrid exercises or movements can be seen in Olympic power movements. Power-cleans, hang-cleans and snatches, combined with various rowing movements, are an example. However, Olympic exercises or movements are not for beginners without a qualified coach and require many hours of practice to perfect motor patterns. That leaves an adaptation of hybrid exercises to the ordinary person interested in fitness reliant on finding a qualified fitness professional.
These hybrid movements will combine your types of anaerobic and aerobic exercises for upper and lower body. A good number of studies suggest that this combination will work best to show a better muscle to fat ratio and better muscle endurance and strength than doing just one or the other. Hybrid exercises serve as a foundation for metabolic conditioning workout and for any type of weight training program.
The first step in hybrid exercises is to get a clearance from your doctor. Even though you may have a baseline of good health, hybrid exercises can push you to an extreme. You will undergo heavy training and you will train to failure. You must be safe in your hybrid program, so keeping a measure on your body's response is a good idea. Monitor your heart rate at the very least. Proper exercise progression is also very important.
Exercise to your ability, not to your ego. Don't overdo the weights, take rests and do movements only within your ability level.
An example of a hybrid exercise set is to do a squat press, a lunge-curl and a push-up row. These exercises can be done in a set of at least eight and as many as twelve. Keep your rest short, no more than two minutes between.
Always take into consideration your strength and endurance. If you cannot complete the eight repetitions, then don't. Rest when needed. Check your heart rate during the process.
What about the weights? Heavy weights are not needed. Regular dumbbells are the best ones to use if barbells are too heavy. They will adapt to your movements and not stop you due to their form.
Continued practice of hybrid exercises will produce better results than traditional training. It will help to achieve weight loss and aid in better muscle development. You will also find balance in the muscular build, so you will not fine one area all bulked up versus another, but a more consistent bodily form.