What is Circuit Training and How Did it Get Famous?
Circuit training workouts have been known to help the most elite athletes compete at the highest fitness level. Athletes often train by doing circuit training routines to help improve strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination. Its versatility has made it popular among athletes whether it be for team training such as basketball, soccer or football or for endurance training for events such as a triathlon, 5k or half marathon. Once known as only helping athletes become more prepared for their sport, has now developed into one of the most popular exercising regimens for any fitness level.
How Circuit Training Exercises WILL Help You
If you’re not quite athlete status, a circuit training workout is one of the most beneficial and effective ways to reach any athletic goal. It is a refreshing change from the day to day weightlifting and cardio routine.
By combining cardio and strength training in this fast-paced workout session, you will see quick results of fat burning and muscle definition.
If burning calories through a aerobic and anaerobic workout, combined with building muscle to strength chaining and weightlifting, sound good to you, then circuit training is something you should definitely give a try!
How to Do it Yourself
Circuit training is often seen in classes at gyms or bootcamp classes. They typically consist of continuous movement for 30 to 60 seconds and then a 10 second rest. Here’s and example of how you can set it up at home:
Set up 6 to 10 stations, depending on fitness level.
Station one: Jump rope
Station two: Squats
Station three: Jumping Jacks
Station four: Push-ups
Station five: Burpies
Station six: Crunches
Station seven: Lunges
Station eight: Bicep curls
Station nine: High knees
Station ten: Side-to-side lunges
At each station, work as had as you can for 60 seconds, at resting points, only rest for 10 seconds.
There are some major benefits of Circuit Training for weight loss. Give it a go and let me know it goes!