One of the hottest trends in exercise and fitness is circuit training. Circuit training is nothing new. It’s been around since the 1920s. Circuit training is a sequence of exercises done consecutively with very little to no rest. An example of the circuit training program would be taking 5 to 8 exercises – one for each muscle group and doing them consecutively, all ideally for 4 sets per each exercise. An example of this would be:
- Dumbbell bench presses for 12 to 15 repetitions followed by
- seated lat pulldowns for 12 to 15 repetitions followed by
- dumbbell presses for 12 to 15 repetitions followed by
- dumbbell laterals 12 to 15 repetitions
These exercises will be performed for 4 total cycles with no rest or a half a minute between.
- bodyweight squats for 15 to 20 repetitions followed by
- laying leg curls for 15 to 20 repetitions followed by
- calf raises for 15 to 20 repetitions followed by
- Tube walks laterally for 20 yards back and forth
As a personal fitness trainer who specializes in weight loss, these 2 workouts are ideal for creating a large calorie expenditure during a short period of time. In my personal training business at my clients’ homes in Boca Raton, Florida, sometimes my clients are pressed for time. This is where circuit training comes in handy. Circuit training delivers an aggressive, safe, result-producing workout in a short period of time. 25 to 30 minutes is all you need for someone to complete a circuit training workout. Of course, having a personal fitness trainer there to monitor your form, tempo, and choose the proper weights to make to workout more effective is very helpful.
If you are interested in having a personal trainer help you right in your Boca Raton home, be sure to contact Fiveway Fitness today!