Fitness

Beginners Guide To Circuit Training Workouts

Here is what you need to know about circuit training workouts.

The fitness world is evolving as the focus moved away from single-joint exercises to moving the body three-dimensionally. The body requires all ranges of motion to stay healthy and in shape. Training in all ranges of motion helps to reduce the risk of injury and helps the body move more confidently through the day. Exercises that work the body from front to back help the body to adapt to everyday movement patterns. A comprehensive circuit routine that focuses on technique is a great way to get back into an exercise routine. It will also help to tackle major muscle groups. This is where a circuit training programme could help. It is a combination of exercises that have to be performed within a certain period followed by a rest period. Here is a beginner’s guide to circuit training workouts.

About circuit training

The type of exercises in his programme varies. It is, however, comprised of five to 10 exercises that are performed back to back. Performing the exercises has to be done within a certain time frame. Each station alternates the upper and lower body so the body is not being overused. One has to ensure proper technique by controlling the intensity of the exercise. Workouts can last anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes. While exercise can sometimes feel like a bore, circuit training could help tackle that problem because you have to move from one exercise to another and have to focus on proper technique and counting repetitions. This style of exercise could also help improve cardiovascular fitness and strength, mobility, and flexibility. It is also beneficial to be looking to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your workouts when you have little time.

Ways to make circuit training easier

While this workout can be tough, take your time and slow it down if this is all new to you. Modify each movement and focus on technique. Get creative and find ways to do these exercises that are manageable for you before you take it up a notch. Increase the speed and amount of repetitions you complete over time. Make sure to learn each movement safely, while you enjoy the workout. Get expert advice if are not used to working out with higher intensity. It will also be good to know if this is the right workout for you to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Darielle Britto

Darielle Britto has been in the world of journalism since 2014 — covering everything from breaking news to lifestyle for some of India's top publications. Currently, she focuses on all things food, fashion, travel, home, health, design and offbeat.
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