There are so many different ways to use resistance training and add it to your exercise routines. One of the most efficient ways to add resistance training is by using circuit training. It is quicker than traditional resistance training, and burns a lot of calories in just a short amount of time!
Circuit training is a type of resistance training that keeps the heart rate high throughout the entire session of exercising, which helps improve your blood pressure and body composition (i.e. more muscle and less fat and overall better health)! There is a lot of different ways that you can use circuit training to help you with your exercise goals because you can get great results with a limited time-frame for exercising!
We are talking high intensity but not very difficult exercises. The high intensity comes from keeping your heart rate at a high level for the entire workout while using a light weight.
Circuit training can vary just like with any other form of exercise so change up the sets, repetitions, and rest periods to your needs and change it whenever you know that you’re physical fitness level has improved to get better results. This is important because you know how fit you are and what you are capable of doing. You don’t want to be that person that injures themselves because they’ve overdone it!
The goal of circuit training is to cut down the amount of time that you spend exercising by moving from each exercise to the next as quickly as possibly with very short rest periods. During circuit training, you don’t want to use the heaviest weight possible because of this short rest period so take it easier on the load, but don’t go too easy on yourself. Remember – we are talking about only a 25-30 minute workout here!
The plus side of using circuit training instead of regular resistance training is the extra calories that you are burning! That’s coming from that high heart rate that you are keeping throughout the entire workout!
Circuit Training Routine
Push-ups: 12 reps x 2 sets
Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 10 reps x 2 sets
Biceps Curl: 10 reps x 2 sets
Dumbbell Squat: 10 reps x 2 sets
Dumbbell Romanian Dead-lift: 10 reps x 2 sets
Crunches: 15 reps x 3 sets