Metabolic finishers are used to help your obtain a better "after burn" meaning burning more calories once you are done with your workout. Studies through the National Strength and Conditioning Association have shown clients burning calories up to 72 hours AFTER their workout!!!! This is based on how intense your training is, and how efficient you are using your time while training. If every 5 minutes you're stopping your workout to chat about how the CELTICS are going to handle the lakers, your "after burn" could be non-existent :) Thanks for viewing and create a great day!!!!!!