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How Circuit Training Will Get You Ripped

Benefits of Circuit Training

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.
For example:

Station one: Jump rope
(rest)
Station two: Squats
(rest)
Station three: Jumping Jacks
(rest)
Station four: Push-ups
(rest)
Station five: Burpies
(rest)
Station six: Crunches
(rest)
Station seven: Lunges
(rest)
Station eight: Bicep curls
(rest)
Station nine: High knees
(rest)
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!

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Written by Ingrid Macher

Certified Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Motivator

I have a passion for helping people change their lives. I started out helping my friends and now I give advice and tips to perfect strangers who have now become my friends. I love what I do and I wouldn’t change my life even if I could. This kind of happy is truly a gift and I’ll do whatever it takes to be able to give this gift to others.

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