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What Are AMRAP Workouts & Why Does Your Trainer Love Them?

What Are AMRAP Workouts & Why Does Your Trainer Love Them?

Have you heard of this term associated with a workout? Maybe you have seen it online or your trainer has mentioned something about it during a session but you didn't really know what they meant...

You have since found out that it stands for As Many Rounds (or Reps) As Possible but why do trainers choose this style of workout over others?

The main goal of an AMRAP workout is to do a set list of moves as many times as you can in a set amount of time. It keeps it simple which is nice for clients, so all they have to worry about is working as hard as they can.

AMRAP workouts are great for tracking your fitness gains and seamlessly progressing your workouts as you get stronger.

Physiologically, AMRAP workouts can help you maximise calorie burn in a short amount of time.

AMRAP is also a great structure for at-home workouts, and can be done with just your body weight.

Besides the fitness benefits, trainers often use AMRAP workouts because they’re convenient and easy to do wherever you are, making them great for when you are training away from the gym. This style of workout is great if you don’t have much time and you’re working out from home or on the road travelling and don’t have space in a hotel gym, this is a great way to train.

Since adding more rounds or reps is a way to progress a workout and continually challenge your body, you don’t necessarily have to add weights to keep noticing positive changes -though once you start, chances are you’ll want to find new ways to challenge your body to continue reaping the benefits of your workouts.

Try the following AMRAP workout:

You can change the intensity of this workout by either adding jumps or weights.

How many rounds can you do in 20 mins?

Lunges

Step-ups

Knee Pulls

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