Circuit training is an excellent way to improve mobility, strength and stamina. The circuit training comprises of 6 to 10 strength exercises that are completed one exercise after another. Each exercise is performed for a specified number of repetitions or for a set time before moving on to the next exercise. The exercises within each circuit are separated by a short rest period, and each circuit is separated by a longer rest period. The total number of circuits performed during a training session may vary from two to six depending on your training level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced), your period of training (preparation or competition) and your training objective.
The following are examples of exercises that can be used in a circuit training session:
Upper-body ◦Press ups, Bench dips, Pull ups, Medicine ball chest pass, Bench lift, Inclined press up
Core & trunk ◦Sit ups (lower abdominals), Stomach crunch (upper abdominals), Back extension chest raise
Lower-body ◦Squat jumps, Compass jumps, Astride jumps, Step ups, Shuttle runs, Hopping shuttles, Bench squat
Total-body ◦Burpees, Treadmills, Squat thrusts, Skipping