Diet & Health

Sep 152011

Fitness circuit training will take you through a series of exercise stations , with very little rest time between exercises . The amount of stations or exercises can range from 4 to 10.

Originally , circuit training programs were developed to increase muscular endurance and included exercises to help enhance muscular endurance such as the bench press, push-ups, leg press and sit-ups.

A circuit would consist of four to ten exercises including a low impact aerobic warmup and cooldown station (a stationary bike can be used ). You can set up the exercise stations using machines and/or free weights that train one muscle at a time .

An example of circuit training exercises using your environment would be through par course exercise training. This style intersperses walking or jogging with various flexibility, muscular endurance and strength exercises

Aerobic circuit training is especially very popular with the betterment in the overall health for women.  Four to ten aerobic exercise stations are used with one to five minutes per station with a fifteen to thirty second rest between stations , this is counted as one circuit. The different stations will be set up with stationary cycling, elliptical rider, treadmill, stair climbing on a stair master at a moderate pace and the use of a rowing machine.

It will depend on the number of stations that are set-up but the number of circuits completed usually adds up to 20 to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise.

One affair to remember that will help you to be successful is to not train to failure at each station. What I mean by this is when the appointed time is coming to an end for that station, you should be able to complete the designated time with out having exhausted yourself.

You should be training some where between 50% and 70% of your functional capabilities

When participating in circuit training you will notice an increase in strength, improved muscular and aerobic endurance and last but not least healthy weight loss.