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The Benefits of Circuit Training

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Monday, August 6, 2018
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The Benefits of Circuit Training

Circuit training is usually done in the form of a class or can be done individually. Each exercise is done for 30 seconds to one minute and there are a series of five to ten exercises to go around the class. During the session each station has a different exercise. When time is up, you move on to a different station and work for the designated time until you have done all. You then take a break, and repeat the circuit three to four times depending on skill and intensity.

This type of training incorporates both strength, toning and aerobic exercise, giving not only a good sweat but a good muscle burn. Circuits can always vary depending on what muscle groups you’re targeting on a given day. For example, If Wednesday is your leg day, create circuits that are leg and core focused to ensure that you keep within your workout split but still get a good burn! Incorporate both weight training and dynamic exercises and your workout can not only give you the burn you desire, but also fit into your busy schedule.

Here are a few benefits:

1. You get maximum results in minimum time. As said above circuit training incorporates both aerobic exercise and weight training into one, and you get the maximum burn from both. Though it is also good to keep weight training and aerobic exercise separate in your workout regime, circuit training can definitely help you slim down and keep fit.

2. Let’s face it, unless you’re a trainer there really isn’t much time in the day to spend hours in the gym. Using circuit training can help you fit a good daily workout into your busy schedule. Getting a good circuit in can take minimum half and hour to one hour to complete leaving you lots of time to go about your daily life.

3. Beat that gym plateau by mixing it up. Have you ever hit a plateau in your training and just got bored? Results become impossible and you feel like your workout style is just not working for you right now. Circuit training is a fun way to not only mix it up but to get one or a couple training partners involved.

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