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Is Circuit Training Right for You?

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Wed, Aug 05, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

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With so many types of workouts to choose from, it can sometimes be intimidating to try and select the right one. One type of workout you may have heard about is circuit training. Circuit training has become incredibly popular recently but has been around for a long time. We’ve covered some of the basics of what circuit training is to help you decide if it is right for you.

What is circuit training?

Circuit training uses high-intensity resistance and aerobic exercises to build strength, endurance, and mobility. Circuit training consists of resistance exercises that use low weight but more frequent repetitions. After completing one exercise, you move quickly to an exercise that targets a different muscle group. Ideally, a full circuit should include exercises that target each area of your body individually.

What are the benefits?

In recent studies, circuit training has been shown to be an efficient way to increase muscle endurance and improve cardiovascular fitness. It can be especially beneficial for women, helping them achieve and maintain their fitness goals more easily. Since it works each muscle group, it is a great way to build overall fitness. Since you are targeting each muscle group separately, you don’t need to rest in between exercises. You’re able to move smoothly from one workout to the next.

How can I get started?

Circuit training can be custom-tailored based on your current fitness level and goals. Another perk is that you can try circuit training at home. If getting to the gym each day is not convenient for you, try doing a quick circuit workout at home. You can do a mix of squats, lunges, bicep curls, jogging, and other exercises without the need to hit the gym.

How do I stick with it?

Choose a mix of activities that target each area of your body, but also make sure you are choosing things that you enjoy doing. Your workout should also fit easily into your schedule, so you’re less likely to skip out on it if you’re running short on time. Consider starting with a quick circuit workout you can do at home. Once it becomes part of your routine, try adding some aerobic exercise or increasing the resistance for added benefits.

If you’re searching for a workout that can fit into your everyday routine, circuit training might be the perfect fit for you. A circuit training workout can help you improve your fitness and increase your mobility, and can be customized to fit your unique needs. For people with joint pain, a circuit training workout can be quite beneficial. Supplements such as UC-II® can provide additional support for healthy joints. When added to your fitness routine, UC-II® can help support joint comfort, flexibility, and mobility.

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