Circuit routines have about ten exercises performed for 60 seconds each with 15 seconds of rest between stations. Athletes perform 1, 2 or 3 sets of the circuit based on their fitness levels and goals.
- Create your circuit with 8 to 12 exercises or stations that target the entire body.
- Perform each exercise for 30 to 90 seconds, allowing yourself 15 to 30 seconds of rest between each station.
- Circuit training can be completed 2 to 4 times per week. Because it incorporates strength training exercises, allow at least 48 hours between sessions that work the same muscle groups.
- Select weights/resistance that will allow you to perform the exercise for the entire period of time while still providing a challenge.