Is circuit training beneficial for weight loss?

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Wendy Batts
Fitness
In circuit training, resistance exercises are performed one after the other with little or no rest in between. To lose weight one must burn more calories and eat fewer calories. Higher intensity exercise such as circuit training can burn more calories during and in the time following exercise. So absolutely, since circuit training will help you burn more calories it can definitely help with a weight loss goal. It’s also a great way to gain cardiorespiratory benefits from resistance training.

Recent research has shown that circuit training is more effective for building strength and burning calories, both during and after the exercise session, when compared to more traditional forms of exercise (such as jogging or bicycling). For these reasons, circuit training can be very beneficial for weight loss because it helps maintain muscle and causes increased calorie expenditure.

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