Looking for a way to infuse your fitness routine with some new energy and excitement while ramping up your metabolism?
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just getting started with physical activity, circuit training is an excellent way to challenge your body in a variety of ways while boosting the fun factor.
A typical circuit workout includes a variety of exercise stations. After completing a station, instead of resting, you move quickly to the next station. A muscular strength and endurance circuit alternates muscle groups, such as upper body, lower body and core, so little or no rest is needed between stations.
This type of circuit alternates sets of resistance exercise (body weight, free weights, dumbbells, kettlebells, bands, etc.), with brief bouts of cardiovascular exercise lasting anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute.