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Circuits & Interval Training

#1
I have been doing some reading - and speaking to my trainer hubby, about the benefit of circuits and interval training.

Basically its more benefical for weight loss to do these instead of a basic run or gym workout.

Circuits involve for example a 3 stage excercise rountine that includes a 20 second break per circuit. Last night I did a series of squats, punch bag, sit ups then rested. Same with then skipping, weight bag, speed running rest. The premise is that you do 20 seconds of each as hard as you can then rest.

In actuallity you burn more fat by pushing yourself then letting your heart return to a slower beat then bringing it straight back up again. Often you burn twice as much as staying at the same heart rate on the same machine in the gym. I find circuits also alot easier to keep you interested in what your doing because of the constant change.

Also interval running which involves - starting your run at your normal pace then every 5 mins of so doing 1 min flat out then return to your normal pace - I often do it every other lampost!

Just some ideas for training for you - I am doing this all this month so any big losses I will report to you guys.

Thanks :D
 
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Caz

Slimming down the aisle
#2
Yup, I'm far more interested in circuits to be honest! I think that's why I get on so well with the 30 day shred
 
#3
Interesting, thanks x
 

Fattack

Likes to eat
#4
HIIT - high intensity interval training - such as circuits, is a proven way of great weight loss, however it's important that these workouts are at least 30 minutes long total and successive, or the body doesn't get to the *fat-burning* stage. Even if you do 3 sets of 10 minutes throughout the day, it's not as effective as 30 minutes in one go. Source - the circuit master herself, Jillian Michaels :D
 
#5
Been doing this for a week and ive lost 4lbs!

Will be keeping this up for sure!
 


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