Circuit Training - Perfect for Everyone
Circuit training is a great workout for busy people who are trying to burn fat, gain lean muscle, and get the most out of their workout in the least amount of time…95% of us! Watch me show you what it's all about!
What is circuit training?
Circuit training is a type of conditioning in which you move through a series of exercises with little or no rest between each station. Circuit training workouts generally include 6-10 different exercises in a particular order. The point of circuit training is to keep your heart rate up throughout the entire workout, while building muscle and burning fat! A cardiovascular workout and toning workout in one! Sounds great, right?
Benefits of circuit training:
Increases fat loss: even after working out, your metabolism will still be going strong throughout the duration of the day.
Is adaptable to your goals: If you are trying to build muscle, you can incorporate this workout into your routine to switch it up once in a while and use heavier weights for lower repetitions (6-8 reps). On the other hand, if your goal is to tone and gain muscular endurance, go lighter on the weights and higher on the repetitions (12-15 reps).
Variety: Use weight machines, free weights, cardio machines, or your body weight for your resistance. If you don’t want to count res, use a stop watch for timed sets. Be creative!
Time savings: For of those days when you literally have only a half-hour to workout, circuit training is exactly what you want to muster up and muscle through!
Check out this video for a sample circuit, and enjoy your workout!
*Kate is a Personal Trainer at Elevations Health Club.