Friday, March 27, 2009

Circuit Training

Circuit training is a form of conditioning that develops strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination all in one workout. It is one of the few forms of fitness training that develops both strength and cardiovascular fitness at the same time.  A circuit provides a workout that targets all the muscle groups and builds cardiovascular endurance. 

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.

1 comment:

  1. Circuit Training is soo beneficial to overall health. I live by it!