If circuit training is not currently part of your weekly workouts, it’s time to start incorporating this great way of exercising. Circuit training is a high volume but low resistance weight workout with 2-3 minute rest intervals involving cardio, and is focused on improving muscle tone and definition while also improving cardiovascular fitness. It is a popular way of working out, especially if you are looking for variety in your workouts.
There are all different types of circuit training workouts, which is appealing to those who get bored easily with exercise. Some circuit training involves using strictly your body weight to exercise, with exercises such as pushups, pullups, situps, and more. On the other hand, there are routines that involve using free weights and machines, and incorporating cardio between each set.
So why circuit training? Here are five reasons to make it part of your workouts.
- Combining strength training and cardio to give maximum results. The most productive workouts involve using your entire body to it’s maximum potential. The combination of weight training and increased cardiovascular exercise makes it one of the best routines for weightloss and overall fitness. You are burning fat, but also gaining muscle through resistance training.
- Workouts can be short but still extremely effective. Don’t have a lot of time to workout? The best part about circuit training is that you don’t need a lot of time to see amazing results. Most circuit training workouts can be completed in 25-30 minutes.
- Increasing your metabolism. Want to still be able to cheat on your diet every now and then, but still keep a slim physique? Circuit training shoots your metabolism sky high; because you are constantly keeping your heart rate up during your entire workout, your metabolic rate stays higher throughout the day, enabling your body to burn more calories even when you are not at the gym.
- Beats exercise boredom. Sick of getting to the gym and forcing yourself to get through 45 minutes on the treadmill or elliptical? Shake up your routine by clocking in 30-45 minutes of cardio, but between variations of sets of weight strengthening exercises.
- See actual results faster. Many people don’t workout on the regular because they are expecting to see instant results. Definition and weight loss takes a good amount of time to maintain depending on your goals; however, circuit training makes these results happen faster. It keeps your body changing exercises and your heart rate accelerated for however long your workout lasts. It is a challenge, but the results will definitely be worth it.
Are you ready to start your circuit training? Join us for our circuit training group class, where you can really learn what it is all about. We offer all levels of intensity, and you can burn up to 600 calories on average from our more intense workout classes! Find more about circuit training and our other group classes here.
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