Circuit training can help when exercise time is limited
The key to the success of your workout routine depends on the creation stage more than just getting it done.
The way you arrange and choose the exercises in your workout makes all the difference; once your plan is written down you can commit fully to your regimen. However the planning period is what requires the most work.
If you are the type of person who doesn’t like to prepare and you find yourself just performing exercises that you remember in the moment, you may make the mistake of resting more than you are actually working out.
This is where circuit training can be very beneficial. Circuit training is a series of exercises that are performed one after another with limited rest. It can be designed to fit all levels of fitness and can help you make the most of your workouts in a limited amount of time.
Check out more circuit training benefits below:
Isolated movements cannot contribute to full-body strength. They only work on one specific body part at a time. However, circuit training involves compound movements which target multiple muscle groups at the same time, teaching them to work together and grow.
Full Body Workout
Since circuit training involves exercises that challenge your entire body, a vast amount of muscles come into play while performing them. One set of exercises could be lunges, which works on your glutes, hamstring strength and hip mobility. Another exercise could be dedicated to your core, targeting your abdominal muscles.
During circuit training, exercises are carried out in a series with limited rest periods in between. This puts your cardiovascular capacity to the test. Circuit training improves your heart health and keeps coronary diseases and strokes at bay.
A regular isolation workout would entail exercises performed with enough rest periods in between to recover your breath. Circuit training is different. You don’t get time to fully rest after a set before moving on to the next. This maintains the momentum of fat-burning in your body and more calories are converted into muscle in the same amount of time. This is also known to enhance the process of weight loss.
If you want to be strong as a whole, then circuit training is truly the way to go!
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