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Circuit training Circuit training is a method of training. A circuit usually has 8 to 15 stations, where at each station a different exercise is carried out for a certain amount of time. Circuit training can improve muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, aerobic fitness, muscular strength, speed and agility. A circuit-training program may also be designed for a certain sport. Circuits for this purpose will include exercises to improve all the muscles and skills associated with the sport. My circuit-training program is for netball and it is based over a six-week period. The 8 stations are specifically suited to what is needed to play netball. The Circuit is suited for any of the seven players on the team. It is aimed to improve the following over a six-week period: muscular endurance, speed, agility, cardiovascular endurance, stamina and hand-eye co-ordination. These are all needed for a netball player. * The term 'hand-eye co-ordination' refers to a players timing and ability. In netball this emphasis is on throwing and catching. * Skilful performers need to be able to perform a movement quickly. In netball you need to be able to dodge and sprint with speed. ...read more.


This will prevent any injuries to the muscles or joints. The cool down down is also important is stops the muscles from feeling sore and stiff afterwards. My warm-up and cool downs consist of stretching each of these muscles: * Hamstrings * Quadriceps * Gastrocnemius * Trapezius * Biceps * Triceps * Abdominals * Lattimus dorsi R- Rest I- Ice C- Compression E- Elevation This term is very important to remember, incase i have an injury Evaluation Session 1 I found my first fitness training session quite easy. Before and after the session i performed a warm-up and cool down so i would not be injured or feel sore afterwards. I quite enjoyed this session, however there was not enough equipment for us all to share so i have to perform two stamina activities one after the other, so i became tired. My circuit tested each area of fitness that I wanted it to. I need to organise my session better so i am able to fit all the exercises in 50 minutes. I feel i have to push myself a little harder next week and overload my body as i do not think i made any progress this week with my fitness levels. ...read more.


so this week i have been feeling more of the strain on my arms. Session 6 Finally the last week. In general my circuit program was successful, it tested each area of fitness that I wanted it to. Although it was successful, because there were so many people doing their own circuit program there wasn't enough equipment, so the equipment had to be shared. I found the circuit to be quite intense and tiring, but very effective as my circuit tested all the areas I wanted it to. If I were to perform the circuit program again I would start by having a recovery time between each station. Although I had improved during the six-week period I had only improved slightly, so if I were repeating this program I would make it last 12 weeks so improvements could be more obvious. Once the circuit becomes too easy I would have to make it harder to affect my fitness levels. If the circuit is not made harder the body will stop improving in the areas of muscular endurance and anaerobic respiration. The body must also train to prevent reversibility. This is when the affects of training decrease and the your fitness levels decrease. ...read more.

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