What is circuit training?
Circuit training is a workout consisting of several different exercises lasting approximately 30 seconds each. The idea is to target the total body, including arms, legs and core muscle groups with short bursts of intense movement. Circuit training combines both aerobic and core building exercises into one workout session. This combination of strength and aerobic exercise jump-starts the metabolism, promotes cardiovascular endurance, and helps tone muscles.
What are the benefits of circuit training?
Cardiovascular conditioning helps lower blood pressure, improves good cholesterol (HDL) and reduces the risk of heart disease.
Strength training focuses on increasing total body strength, improves posture, and increases bone density which helps lower the risk of osteoporosis.
What happens when you combine both cardiovascular conditioning and strength training into one routine?
1. An elevated heart rate throughout the workout, which has been shown to yield more calorie burning potential than traditional strength training programs.
2. Increased weight loss
3. Total body toning
Some would argue, that the best thing about circuit training is that you can do it in your own home. It doesn’t require much space, equipment, time, or money.
When you combine a circuit training workout with your running program, you will see improvement in overall endurance and stamina.
As some of you already know, we are working on our new Circuit Training Fitness App.
We knew we wanted to make an app that would improve our endurance, stamina, and ultimately our running performance. After much research into strength and cardiovascular training we decided to make the a Circuit Training Fitness App.
Here is a sneak peek of what’s to come!
These screen shots were the initial prototypes for the workout screen and the add/edit workout screen. The second screen shot shows how you will be able to select and edit your personalized workout.
This is the Workout Screen where you will be able to select your workout.
Exercise icons shown here will guide you throughout your workout. You will also be able to see a full description of each exercise.
As you can see, we have made progress and can’t wait to launch our app!
Let us know what you think. We’d love to hear your opinion.
If you haven’t already, CLICK HERE to enter into a drawing for a free Circuit Training Fitness app on launch day and to receive notifications of when this app will be available in the iTunes App Store.