The Benefits Of Circuit Training Part 2
On the other hand, if you regularly engage in strength training you are going to want to take one or two days per week off in order to let the muscle tissue repair fully and grow. This doesn’t mean that you can’t do any strength training because you can still get some slight strength training in by doing circuit training. You see circuit training is a mix of cardio and strength training and it’s fifty-fifty in terms of the ratio so it really is a fantastic way to give your muscles and your cardio a good workout, but of course not a full workout; it’s like a rest day where you only do half as much as you usually would. Also for people who only do cardio or strength training, it’s a good way to work out the other one because after all they do also have 2 way benefits.
The Two Way Road
What we mean by the two way road is that circuit training complements your current physical exercise in a great way and that’s the case even if you do already engage in both strength training and cardio routines. If you only do strength training then it mixes in a bit of cardio, and if you only do cardio then it mixes in a good bit of strength training.
The important part to note here is that that both forms of exercise complement the other and make both strength training and cardio much easier. Doing strength training is of course good for your muscle strength, bone strength, your balance and your overall fitness, but it actually helps you do your cardio workouts much easier. No matter whether your run, row, cycle, or swim, having a stronger core and stronger arms and legs will help you do your cardio routine faster, harder, and with more ease too.
On the other hand if you do exercises for your cardiovascular system it will also make your strength training easier. Cardio of course makes your heart and lungs stronger and more efficient. That is something that is quite important for strength training because when you lift weights your muscles need blood and oxygen to keep going for longer, which is especially the case the bigger your muscles are. With more blood and oxygen being delivered to your muscles they will be able to heal faster and work harder.
Exercises To Include In Your Circuit Training
There are a few different types of exercises that you can choose to include in your circuit and you can choose to include as many as you want. A general rule is that you want to have a minimum of 8 exercises but no more than 16.