What are the benefits of performing circuit training?

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Circuit training is a workout that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. By allowing only short rest intervals (30-90 seconds between stations), cardiovascular fitness is gained along with the benefits of resistance training.

This method of training allows someone to keep their heart rate up since you are constantly progressing through the workout. If someone finds they are becoming bored or hoping the workout will end quickly, this is a good option. Another obvious benefit is that someone can get a great deal of work completed in a relatively short period of time.

Circuit training is an efficient way to increase muscular endurance, increase strength, and maximize body composition change. By completing a series of exercises with minimal rest in between each exercise, individuals can improve muscular endurance. Combining this with progressive increases in load (external weight) can also promote strength adaptations. In addition, when combined with the right nutrition, reducing the amount of rest in between exercises can help individuals increase their heart rate, expend a greater number of calories, and promote greater body fat loss in a limited amount of time. Circuit training is beneficial because it combines the positive effects of cardiorespiratory exercise with the effects of a strength training program, allowing you to make more efficient use of your time spent exercising.

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