Within the sports world, we know many trends and fads. For instance, 2022 was all about exercising in nature, workouts with your own body weight, High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and mindful training. With the coming and going of sports trends, there is one trend we remain massively excited about; circuit training.
Circuit training is not only a fun, dynamic and varied way of working out, it is a super efficient form of exercise. Ideal for people with busy lifestyles who still want to stay fit. Be sure to keep reading to find out why circuit training is the most efficient way to train.
Before we explain why circuit training is the most efficient way to train, let's first go into what we mean by efficient training. This is a varied form of training where you get the most out of every workout. Think of exercises where you train different muscle groups, you take enough rest and your training sessions are not too long. Therefore, it is always wise to have a professional lay out a training schedule or circuit. They know exactly what the best combination and frequency is to make the workout as efficient and effective as possible.
Don’t train too long at the gym. If you exercise for more than 45 minutes, this has an adverse effect on your body. The sugar stores in your body are depleted, releasing cortisol, which causes muscle breakdown and belly fat. That's exactly what we don't want.
The benefits of circuit training
Circuit training is the perfect combination between cardio and strength training. This ensures that you not only burn a lot during your workout, but even up to 48 hours after your workout. The Circle-Fit circuit consists of 8 different exercises. Each exercise targets a different muscle group. That way, you can be sure you are training your whole body. But circuit training has several advantages:
- Because you perform the 8 exercises in immediate succession, you work on your fitness at the same time.
- In just 30 minutes, you train your whole body and prevent your body from getting into a state of depleting sugar stores and releasing cortisol. It is also easy to fit into your busy schedule.
- Circuit training is suitable for everyone. No matter what your training level or fitness goal is.
- Because the machines adjust automatically, you always train responsibly and injury free.
With circuit training, you will achieve your fitness goal
Want to lose weight, get fitter or build more muscle? These are all fitness goals you work on with circuit training. The circuit adjusts to your level. After 6 to 8 weeks, your muscles get used to the exercise and you notice that you make little to no progress. Therefore, it is important to increase the level or number of repetitions. This way, your body will receive a new training stimulus, bringing you one step closer to achieving your training goal.
Wondering if circuit training is right for you? We invite you to join us for a round at one of our Circle-Fit locations in the Netherlands. The best way to get acquainted with our concept. Schedule a trial class or an introductory meeting today.