Workout Smarter, Not Harder With Circuit Training
With circuit training, you can workout smarter instead of harder, and burn massive amounts of calories in just a few minutes while beating boredom.
Whenever I feel I’m in a fitness rut, I pull out a variety of exercise equipment, including dumbbells, kettlebells and tubing and create stations around my living room. A circuit can consist of 6-15 stations based on the space and time you have available.
Circuit training requires you to move from one exercise to another quickly. For example, you do one set of a strength training move, followed by a quick burst of cardio, and so on. This is the style often used in those “boot camp” classes you may have seen in your local club. So whether you have 15, 30 or 60 minutes, you can design a workout that burns more calories than reading on a treadmill or an elliptical.
3 reasons why circuit training is a must:
- You can use this technique to make your workout count no matter your fitness level. Because circuit training is station-based, you can choose the exercises that work best for you. If you don’t like burpees, don’t add them to your circuit!
- If cardio is your go-to workout, but you know you should be incorporating more strength training (or vice versa), circuit training workouts are a win-win. By allowing you to pair bursts cardio with intervals of strength training, you’ll torch calories in less time.
- Circuit training is the ultimate boredom buster. Since you’re in constant motion from one thing to the next, you don’t have a lot of time to think about your grocery list, or what you’d rather be doing. You only have a few seconds to focus on what you’re doing right now, and what you’re going to do next. And couldn’t we all stand to live our lives a little more in the moment?
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These are my Kathy Smith workout favorites, so good for thigh strength and shoulder postures. Thanks Kathy.