Circuit training is one of the best ways to gain all round fitness and strength. Intensive circuit training can be done at home in sports halls as well as in the park. Each exercise is performed at a “station”. There are usually no or few weights involved. Generally, the exercises include:
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- Press ups
- Sit ups
- Star jumps
- Squat thrusts
- Step ups (using the stairs)
- Jumping onto steps with both feet together
- Burpees (sort of star jump followed immediately by a squat thrust – a killer !)
- Sprints up and down hall
- Running backwards, sideways etc.
- Passing a football between two people, either back to back or
There are often many others that are incorporated to ensure that each class is varied, but these for the core of any circuit training class. Great for building overall strength and cardiovascular fitness and they exercise all the major muscle groups while keeping the heart rate high. The circuit can be done any number of times, and each exercise is usually performed for no more than 60 seconds before the next is attempted
For weight training, it is advisable to invest in some decent equipment or join a proper weights gym. Free weights are much more versatile than machines, most exercises can be done with a pair of adjustable dumbbells.
In addition to using weights, many people are starting to use kettlebells, which are used to provide a more dynamic, more plyometric workout, and also other items more often in military boot camps, such as tractor tires and sacks which are pushed and shoved around. Many people find old school training to be a refreshing change from the sanitary (and expensive) commercial gyms and health clubs.
For years it’s been accepted that low-intensity cardio was the best way for burning body fat. According to studies, this method burned the calories primarily from fat. This has recently been disproved, as a new
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Here are some reasons why hiking is such a supreme form of physical and mental exercise, hiking is a vastly under appreciated form of exercise. It has so much to offer and can be properly addictive! depending on our location it can be fun, an alternative way to access cardio
Let’s clear things from the beginning, for whoever thinks hiking should just be called ‘walking’, that just isn’t the case! due to the variation of terrain, the incline, the altitude, the weather conditions, the adaptability it calls for… hiking is far more physically and mentally challenge burns Continue reading “Great Benefits Of Hiking For Exercise”
There are many ways to lose weight fast. Some people think missing meals will help them lose weight, but it’s been shown eating regularly during the day helps burn calories at a faster rate. It also reduces the temptation to graze between meals on high in fat and sugar foods.
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Losing Weight Tips
Losing weight takes time, especially if it’s a lot of weight.
This isn’t a race. It’s a marathon. Instead of focusing on that big number focus on taking this journey one day at a time. Every day you wake up just focus on what actions you need to take that day.
If you have a bad, just go to bed, sleep it off, and wake up determined to make that day better than the day before.
We all know that running is great for our physical health. It improves cardiovascular fitness, reduces body fat, builds strength, and improves circulation. But what about our mental health?
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