Training & Nutrition - Circuit Training
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03-14-06, 05:54 AM
I was just wondering if anyone incorporated circuit training into their regular training regime with a focus on core muscles and aerobic fitness? I have done these before and have seen a lot of improvement in a short time and am looking at using this to compliment my on-the-bike training. If at an intense enough level, they can be considered interval training as well with adequate control of heart rate. Any thoughts?
03-15-06, 09:50 AM
I'll bump this through one more time and then I'll let it go.
03-15-06, 10:01 AM
I used to do some circuit training a few years ago, probably for a couple of years. It is a great overall conditioning, both for fitness and strength. I stopped doing it because of the high impact of some exercises.
I have taken-up spinning recently and intend to supplement with some exercises for the upper body, not sure yet of the program I will follow. But overall, any impact exercise is what I am trying to avoid.
I do circuit training on a regular basis, 3 times per week, alternating between two different programs. I find it a great compliment to my regular routine as it helps to fill any gaps that may have been left open. I typically, as you noted, focus on core and aerobic fitness in these sessions, and have found this to be an instrumental part of my overall conditioning level.
03-20-06, 08:11 AM
I do circuits as well alternating between 2 diff programs also. I dont use any weights.. all of my workouts are body weight workouts. It works good for me.. plus i figure if i cant lift my body weight for 3 sets of 12-15 reps then i don't deserve to go to weights... it has helped me out a bit.. i also do intervals on a bike to get the cardio in.
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