Circuit training

August 5th, 2007 by Paul Johnson

Most bodybuildingers hate cardio. It is boring, repetitive, and uninspiring to most. We love the burn and pump that only lifting weights can provide. In your next cutting cycle, you may want to try circuit training to reduce or eliminate the need for aerobic on your next cutting cycle.

What is circuit training?

Circuit training is a fast paced type of training that gives more of a aerobic style of a weight training workout. It’s main goal is not to bulk up or gain strength, but to keep you lean or to help you lose fat during a cutting cycle.

It can be a great substitute for those who would rather change their weight training routine, than incorporate aerobic excercises in their weekly routine. Throughout the workout, you will move quickly between excercises trying to keep your heart rate elevated. While it won’t completely replace aerobic, it can be a viable substitute for those who hate cardio.

Circuit training workout routine:

There is many different variations of circuit training. Each person can tailor it to their preferences and goals. In general the following basic guidelines to common circuit training splits are:

1)Rep range: 5-20 reps per set

2)Sets per excercise: 1

3)Excercises per muscle part: 1

4) You will go through all excercises for every bodypart 2-6 times
over per workout day.

5) Rest periods are between 1-2 minutes between excercises.

6) These full bodyworkouts should be done 2-4 times a week.