The Benefits of Circuit Training

Circuit training has been around for many years and the combination of cardiovascular and resistance training has proven to be an effective form of cross training. The basic idea behind circuit training is to isolate muscle groups through resistance training using both equipment and body weight while incorporating aerobic exercises with minimal breaks in between.

Working through a circuit taking 10-30 second breaks in between exercises means that you maintain an elevate heart rate throughout your workout as a result increasing cardiovascular stamina while the resistance training works on gaining muscle and increasing strength.

Circuit training is based on intervals alternating between working periods and rest periods. The quick bursts of energy maximises the amount of calories burnt throughout working sets. While the resulting increased intake of oxygen increases the amount of calories that continue to burn post exercise.

Circuit training is a great way to maximise output in a minimal amount of time, making this style of training an excellent option for these short on time. Working all areas of the body in one training session also means that separate cardio and weight sessions are unnecessary.

Along with the physical and health benefits of Circuit training it can also stimulate the mind as the constant changing of activity keeps boredom at bay and the constant options to vary workouts keeps you motivated.

Circuit training can appeal to those seeking weight loss, muscle gain and overall fitness. So book in a session and we can show you how it’s done.

 

 

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