The training circuit, also called circuit training, is a training modality based on the physiological principle of muscle overload that consists of performing different exercises continuously and without rest between them. In the training circuit it is important to adapt the exercises to the capacity and rhythm of each individual, without forcing the body.
Features of the circuit training
- The training circuit can contain between six and fifteen stations.
- The aim of the training is to take between one to three laps to the circuit.
- Professionals recommend conducting the training circuit between three to six days a week.
- The training circuit stations allow all muscle groups to work in an alternate way.
Advantages of the training circuit
- One of the main advantages of the training circuit is its ability to make the most of the training time.
- The training circuit can be practiced both outdoors and closed enclosures, so there are no weather conditions that prevent this type of training.
- Another advantage of the training circuit is that it is a highly motivating job thanks to its competitive component and its wide range of stimuli.
- The training circuit allows complete physiological control and promotes the autonomy of people who practice training.
The trainings in the training circuit can be organized in different ways, but the most common ones are through objectives, ages and physical capacity. Each of these circuits has its own purpose, routine, volume and training intensity.