Benefits of Circuit Training
There are methods of training that many weightlifters try to implement. Some vary in terms of waiting in between sets, some believe in high reps and high weight or low reps and high weight. Either way, a weightlifter should find something that suits their needs as well as get them the results one desires. One method of training is circuit training. Circuit training is fast training where an exercise is done in a certain amount of time and then after meeting that time limit, the person goes to the next exercise. Each exercise is called a “station”. For example, a man works on his shoulders. For the first 15 minutes, he does military presses. After hitting 15 minutes, he goes onto dumbbell shrugs. When he is done with that in that 15 minute time frame, he goes onto Arnold presses. This is circuit training and its job is to build up in intensity while increase endurance, muscle mass, and strength.
The benefits of circuit training improves one’s stamina. One’s ability to handle intense workouts builds and raises the endurance ceiling. It helps elevate heart rate, and makes it healthy in doing so. Overall body strength is key and not only helps the muscles, but tendons and ligaments. It makes a lifter more aware of their skills and physical frame.
Focus on conditioning and start off with circuit training twice a week. Avoid doing this on rest days and never in a row. For example, it’s a bad idea to train Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Instead, train on Mondays and Wednesdays. Make a schedule and a list of things you want to improve. Any athlete whether a football player or runner can heavily benefit from this sort of training. Strength and the ability to move around with ease is an advantage one should gain. Exercises do not have to be just weights. Jump roping, cycling, push-ups, and even jumping jacks can do wonders when adding them to a circuit-based training program. Be sure to talk to a physician first, especially if there is a medical condition that should be supervised and notify your interest to the medical professional.