3 ways to put a circuit together

So in the first part of my purposeful training series I explained a four-exercise circuit which I beleive is going to get results a lot faster than ‘station-hopping’.  The four exercises are:

1. Lunges

2. Press-ups (or push-ups)

3. Crunches

4. Squat Thrusts

My client Zainab was good enough to demonstrate the circuit so watch the You Tube video now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejNefPyQQLA

So here are a few ways to perform the circuit:

1. As in the video, 10 repetitions back-to-back.  Repeat three times.

2. Perform each exercise for 30seconds back to back so four minutes work.  This would be at a steady rate which we would call endurance pace. Aim to go for another four minutes.

3. Perform for speed.  As fast as you can for 20 seconds, recover for 10 seconds then into the next exercise.  Again, aim to go for another four minutes. Thus, you have the 20:10 protocol.  With this you can count how many repetions you perform in each round and improve by trying to do more each time.

Hope you enjoy performing this.  This really is the most basic of basic circuits but for many gym-goers even this style of training is unknown to them.

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