Five benefits of circuit training

A look at five key benefits to adding circuit training to your programme.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
30th April 2017

article:30th April 2017

Circuit training is a form of body conditioning using high-intensity aerobics.

A circuit session works each section of the body, allowing you to complete a full body work-out over a quicker period of time.


In addition, you have the chance to build muscle strength and endurance, while also enhancing cardiovascular fitness.

Here’s a look at five benefits to circuit training.

TEAM WORK

Circuit training caters for people of all fitness levels. You can train with three or four friends and do exercises at different speeds. No matter your fitness level, circuit training makes you work together in a friendly and fun environment. It’s an excellent way to improve your health alongside a friend.

TONE UP

If you’re not interested in bulking up, then circuits are crucial to add to your programme. Training more than one muscle group during these sessions allows you to see quicker results. Lowering the weight with more repetitions will also help you to lean up.

EXCELLENT OFF SEASON WORK OUT

If you do the same training all the time, you’ll get bored. It is difficult to stay motivated when you’re constantly going through the rigours of the same, intense workout. Circuit training is a great way to maintain your fitness levels and overall health – and can also keep you in tip top shape when your sports season is over.

SESSIONS ARE FAST

High intensity circuit sessions are short and sharp, meaning you could complete a gruelling session in 40 minutes. Rest periods are short too, which helps you to push yourself and get the most out of your training. What you put in, you get out so make sure you give 100 per cent for the short window of time that you train.

REDUCE INJURY

Most training injuries come from overuse and circuits are a great way to prevent overuse without putting too much stress on the muscles. Making a comprehensive programme that uses all the muscles will help you to prevent injuries as your focusing on all muscle areas rather than neglecting certain groups.


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