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Circuit Training: Create Your Own
Exciting Circuit

A circuit pretty much means that youíre working out and moving from one workout directly into the next. Circuit training can be adapted to suit just about everyone and is ideal for those who donít have much time to exercise. Circuit training is great for muscle toning and weight loss. It is fast paced and you are constantly working within your heart rate zones.

Another advantage of circuit training is that you are free to explore a combination of exercises and customize your own workout, whether you like to train at home, at the gym, or even outdoors.

All you need for a circuit is a step (in order to do your cardio) and a set of dumbbells. For a fast paced, full-body workout, try this:

* Remember to use moderately light weights as you will need to perform as many repetitions as possible in 1-2 minutes. Beginners should ideally start with 1-minute rounds and progress to 2-minute rounds.

  • Bicep curls
  • Stepping for 1 minute
  • Triceps kickbacks
  • Stepping for 1 minute
  • Lunges
  • Stepping for 1 minute
  • Squats
  • Stepping for 1 minute
  • Shoulder press
  • Stepping for 1 minute
  • Bent over dumbbell rows
  • Stepping for 1 minute
  • Bench press
  • Stepping for 1 minute

This workout takes approximately 15 minutes for beginners, provided that you complete 1-minute rounds. When you progress to 2-minute rounds, your workout time will double to 30 minutes.

Circuit Training

Circuit training can be a great workout that can be done in minimal time
and just about anywhere with very little equipment.

Author: Dimi Ingle.
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