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Circuit Training: 5:5:5 Body Weight Circuit

What Is Circuit Training?

Circuit training is done by doing one exercise after another in a circuit. For example, you might perform a set of squats followed by a set of upright rows followed by curls and so on. Often people only consider weightlifting type exercises as part of circuit training, but other aerobic work can be included. Exercises are often performed with little or no rest between them;  however this should vary on the type of circuit you are completing. Some call this Tabata-style exercises.

circuit training before after workout results

circuit training before after

There are many good reasons to use circuit training:

  • Time – circuits shorten gym sessions and are time saving
  • Lean up – training with circuits in a particular way has been shown to get muscles ripped
  • Improves conditioning and muscular endurance
  • Works whole body
  • Circuit training can be done outside the gym and without equipment

This circuit involves only five exercises, you perform five repetitions and then repeat the circuit until you have completed it through five times. Total time for this: 15 – 25 minutes. Your heart rate will also climb, make sure you rest when you need it. As the weeks progress, decrease your rest – that is your progression until week