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We will talk about circuit training and its benefits.One of the gyms that are focused on such training is Curves. There are many locations for Curvegyms in America and they provide a very simple workout. There are no hunks,juice bars or spandex. But there are some machines for the circuit training and music. This is one of the gyms that will help you with you circuittraining, but this training can also be done at your home and you will see how.

Circuit Training

First we will explain what circuit training is. This type of training involvesresistance exercises in short bursts with a use of frequent repetitions andmoderate weights. These exercises are then followed by another set of burstingexercises, which target a different group of muscles. These exercises will notrequire rest since the muscle group targeted is changing. The heart rate willincrease and if it gets too high, you can addaerobic exercises between the resistance exercises to a resting point. There are approximately 15machines that can be used for circuit training. You can change the machines,without any rest in between the exercises. You can jog a pad for 30 seconds andthen go to the jog machine and exercise for 30 seconds also. Next machine youcan go on in on your choice, then jog again and this will complete the circuittraining. There are 15 machines and you will spend 30 seconds on each. Circuittraining will end when you exercise on all machines twice, for which you willneed 15 minutes. The heart rate considered maximum during the circuit traininggoes from 40% to 60%.

How Does It Work?

These exercises will help you get a tone and firm muscles, but it will alsohelp you reduce the body mass. The Cooper Clinic conducted a study in the1982 on the circuit training effect on the human body. The study was associatedwith a workout preformed three times during a week. There were three groupswith a total of 77 participants. While one group jogged between the weight workouts, another group worked only with weights and the third group didn't even exercise.The cardiovascular fitness of the group that didn't work out was unchanged,while the 12% improvement was seen in the second group, which worked out withweights only. The third group showed a 17% improvement of the cardiovascular fitness.By doing circuit training, you will burn more calories and build muscles, whichwill protect against many possible problems, such as osteoporosis.

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