Ever heard the new craze today? Circuit training – the workout of choice of many who have little time to spare at the gym, but still want to achieve their fitness goals. But how can a super busy you squeeze exercise into your schedule?
Here’s a quick guide before you try this and enjoy every little bit of it.
1. Keep your heart rate up
Lift, jump, run. Repeat. Lift, jump, run. Repeat. Circuit training involves a series of exercises done one after the other, with little or no rest in between—yes, little or no rest at all. This type increases your metabolism plus its combination – cardio, strength, and weights training makes it effective for you to lose weight, fast. Plus, it increases your body’s metabolism.
2. Prepare for it
With the expectation of a medium to high-intensity workout, you should have at least six to eight hours of sleep the night before doing your program. Plus you have to eat one to two hours before training to give you enough energy to last you 30-45 minutes of exercise.
3. Find your rhythm
Identify and claim your strengths and limits. You may find you arms shaking while doing a push up or lifting light dumbbells for now, but that’s a start, eventually the body adapts to the level of intensity of the circuit. Soon it’ll be easier, less tiring, and a lot more fun.
Circuit programs burn approximately 500 calories in just 30 minutes. Can’t wait to get started? It’s fun to do it with friend where you’ll start with simple squats and hip lifts, and then you’ll gradually progress to tougher exercises that will help build your endurance, strength, speed, and power.
4. Push to the limits
During your first time, you wish you could kill your trainer, but know this, the results are worth it. Listen to him, and ask if you’re doing your exercises correctly- which is important, it’s not just DOING it, it is DOING it CORRECTLY. It’s not about how heavy your weights are, it’s how good your form is.
5. Assess your body
Breathe! When you feel the need to catch your breath, breathe! When you start to feel nauseous, stop and rest for a moment until your body feels okay – yes push your limits but it is still essential to always assess your overall condition. Assess whether you can continue or try again on another day. TIP: Don’t compete with anyone except yourself.
6. Be Patient
With dedication and consistency, you will not only achieve the sexy physique, you will find yourself growing stronger. Before you know it, you’ll be carrying that extra luggage at the airport with ease. Planning to climb that mountain you’ve been dying to cross off your bucket list, this time – DO IT!