Is Circuit Training Good or Bad?

Is Circuit Training Good or Bad? - Bent On Better BentOnBetter - Matt April

Is Circuit Training Good or Bad?


Wellness Wednesday with Bent On Better

Is Circuit Training Good or Bad?  - Bent On Better BentOnBetter - Matt April

“Circuit training is a form of body conditioning or resistance training using high-intensity aerobics. It targets strength building and muscular endurance. An exercise “circuit” is one completion of all prescribed exercises in the program.”*

Circuit training is optimal for any level of fitness, from beginner to advanced.  This type of training allows for comparable fitness results to cardiorespiratory training without spending extended periods of time to achieve them.

For the beginner fitness person, doing circuit training with body weight movements will allow for the best overall results.

For intermediate fitness person, incorporating body weight movements along with some weight training would be the best.

For the experienced and advanced fitness person, focusing on power movements with weights will be best.


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*”Circuit Training.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 13 May 2015.
Clark, Micheal, Brian G. Sutton, and Scott Lucett. NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
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