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Circuit and Running Training Methods

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Circuit and Running Training Methods Circuit training is a very good way to improve mobility, strength and stamina. Circuit training is you have a number of exercises and you complete them one after another. Each exercise is performed for a specific number of repetitions or for a certain amount of time before moving on to the next exercise. Between each of the exercises is a short timed rest interval, and each circuit is separated by an even longer rest period. The number of circuits done in a session is different depending on the level of fitness and the training objective that you have. Normal Circuits This is probably the mostly known variation of circuits. There is a number of different exercises (such as press ups or abdominal curls) ...read more.

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It is similar to normal circuits; the difference is that it allows people to work more together because the exercises are set in terms of the number of time and exercise is done for, not the number of repetitions, A session would be set to do an exercise for x secs and take x seconds recovery before moving on to the next exercise, so people can move along with each other but still work at their own rates. A session may be set at 40 seconds on 5 seconds off to give more endurance than say, 20 seconds 10 seconds, which would be more anaerobic. Therefore these sessions can cover all types of exercises. Continuous Circuit This is the mostly cardiovascular of the three types of circuits here that you would train in. ...read more.

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easy enough to create each athlete feel a sense of achievement in completing the exercises * A lot of exercises to select from which will maintain the athlete's enthusiasm which is always good. Disadvantages of circuit training are: * Many exercises require specialised equipment - e.g. gym equipment * space required to set up the circuit exercises & equipment * In general can only be conducted where appropriate facilities/equipment are available * Use of additional equipment requires appropriate health and safety monitoring Warm up and Cool Down Warming up and then cooling down is an important part of any fitness as it can improve drastically an athletes level of performance and can speed up there recovery process. Here are some good points to warming up: * Increased speed of contraction and relaxation of warmed muscles * reduce muscle stiffness * Increased blood flow * increasing metabolism and muscle temperatures ...read more.

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