The phrase “circuit training” is often thrown around as a fitness term for gyms and workout gurus alike.
But what does “circuit training” really mean, and why do people love it so much?
Whether you know it or not, if you’ve ever participated in a group fitness class you have probably done some circuit training of your own. It is an increasingly popular program due to its health benefits and proven results.
What is Circuit Training?
Circuit training is when you go through about 5-10 exercises in a single session with little to no rest between each station. Each station targets a specific muscle group or incorporates cardio, giving you a full body workout by the end of the class.
The time you spend at each station may depend on how many reps you perform or after a certain time has elapsed. After about 30 minutes, you’re sure to have a nice sweat and elevated heart rate.
Circuit Training Benefits
The great part about circuit training is that no two sessions are alike. Your session may hit the same muscles, but the exercises you perform may differ. You don’t usually get bored during a circuit training session and you feel great once you finish. There is a multitude of benefits you can get from circuit training in a group class.
Quick Workout Time
Circuit training uses each minute of the class session. No longer do you have to wander to and from each machine to feel a burn in your muscles. The expert coaches that design circuit training sessions maximize the allotted time to make sure you get the most from each exercise.
Each station in a circuit training class targets a specific muscle or involves cardio. By combining the two in fun, high-energy sessions, you give yourself a full-body workout in half the time you typically spend at the gym.
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Incorporating high interval intensity training (HIIT) and strength training, your metabolism is sure to kick into gear. Circuit training can lead to the afterburn effect which keeps you burning calories even 24 hours after your workout ends.
Beat Gym Boredom
Circuit training uses a variety of equipment and machines to maximize results and get you familiar with different parts of the gym. A coach guides you through each exercise and movement to make sure you are using the equipment correctly. Later on, you may feel comfortable enough incorporating new tools into your routine.
Circuit training offers a variety of benefits and is optimized to shed pounds to get fit. What’s more, participating in circuit training in a group setting is a sure-fire way to stay motivated and start some friendly competition. A reputable gym with a high-quality staff can give you all the tools you need to reach your weight loss goal.
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