EMOM – An effective and interesting training technique

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EMOM basically means “Every Minute On the Minute”, and anybody who has been into crossfit training will be familiar with this training technique.
This method basically allows you to pick a few exercises – either body weight or externally loaded – depending on what you would like to do, set a timer and perform the exercises you selected in one minute. If you complete the exercises in 50 seconds then you get to rest for ten seconds before you perform the exercises again. This will continue for anywhere between 10 to 30 minutes.

This method can be designed to be used for beginners as well as advanced trainers. EMOMs can be used effectively to increase,
Strength
Endurance
Conditioning

The advantage of EMOM is that it can be designed according to your convenience and it is a high intensity activity that works on both strength and cardiovascular endurance. The time duration can be set to your convenience starting from 10 minutes up to 30 minutes.

A sample EMOM workout that I use regularly could be:
10 minutes
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 bodyweight squats

What this means is that you will be doing 10 rounds of the above three exercises in total. You can make up different variations and perform the EMOMs. You can select workouts that you would like to improve on and include those. Since this is a time restricted routine there is temptation to get the reps done as quickly as possible to maximise rest. This is fine but never ever at the cost of sacrificing form and technique.

Let me know what you think of EMOMs once you try it. Trust me they are a killer workout and can be implemented effectively of you’re short on time and need to get in a quick and effective workout.

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