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Circuit Training as Fat Burning Workout

By Edited Jun 23, 2016 2 1

Burn Fat Faster with Circuit Training

Circuit Training as Fat Burning Workout

Would you like to have a fat burning workout that won't become boring? Are you looking for a workout program that you could really continue to do on a daily basis and see results at home? Would you like a workout program that you could start slowly and easily work up to a more intense workout? Circuit Training as a fat burning workout program could be just what you've been missing and just what could work for you to help yourself become more fit and healthier in the process.

What is Circuit Training?

Circuit Training utilizes a combination of exercises done in short intervals over a 30-45 minute period that is highly effective for fat burning, strength training, increasing endurance, building muscle and reducing or eliminating boredom from a single exercise. You can eliminate the need to go to a gym, spending money on monthly gym fees and get a great workout in the comfort of your home - inside or outside. Use any upbeat music to enhance your workout and keep you motivated.

Benefits of Circuit Training:

The benefits of circuit training are many. With this daily fat burning workout program you'll be able to:

* Increase the strength of your heart to reduce illness and disease

* Burn fat and calories

* Benefit from aerobic exercise

* Use a variety of exercises to reduce and eliminate boredom

* Try many options that you can combine for your own custom workout program

* Increase your endurance with each workout so you can continue on a path to fitness to do more each time for better and faster results

* Build muscle

* Start slowly and build or add additional exercises

* Set up an area in the comfort of your home indoors or outside, whatever works best for you

Setting up Your Circuit Training Fat Burning Workout Program

To begin circuit training, you can use any pieces of gym equipment you already have. Any small or large weights, jump rope, hula hoop, yoga mat, yoga ball, resistance band, stationary bike or tredmill. Look around and see what you can find in your storage area. If you don't have any of these already, you can always start with various sizes of soup cans for weight lifting and the floor for exercising. Turn on your upbeat music to keep you energized and motivated to workout.

Add a Go Fit Stability Ball to your workout equipment for a fun and cheap way to change your routine.

Place the equipment you have in a circle area so that you can move easily from one exercise or piece of equipment to the next. Use your watch or small kitchen timer to keep yourself on track to do each exercise for 1-3 minutes. Start slowly and work up to more each time if you're not used to working out - the more you do it, the more you'll increase your endurance and be able to do more the next time.


Exercises to Start Your Circuit Training Fat Burning Workout Program

Start by doing simple stretching to get your muscles ready such as toe touches, arms above head, arms across chest, small circles with arms outstretched and stretch leg muscles by lifting heels off the floor. Hold each stretch for a count of 10.

Always stretch before and after exercising

Standing upright, holding stomach muscles in, breathe slowly in and out for at least 3 deep breathes to increase the flow of oxygen now and between each set of exercises.

Move to a floor mat yoga mat or just the floor, lying on back do 10 sit-ups or abdominal crunches holding your arms across your chest. If you can't do 10, do what you can. You'll get better each day as your body gets stronger.

Move to your stomach and position yourself on all fours. Bring one knee to your chest and then behind you outstretched as far as you can stretch it. Repeat 10 times and then repeat with the other knee.

Do 3-10 pushups as able with knees bent or legs completely outstretched.

Lie on your back, add 10 leg lifts one leg at a time, as you progress you can lift both legs off the floor at once to tighten the abdominal muscles.

Use your legs in small circular motions as if peddling a bike. Do this exercise for 2-3 minutes.

Move to your tredmill or stationary bike and walk or bike for 2-3 minutes to start, increasing this amount daily. You can simply jog in place for an effective use of all the body muslces if you don't have a bike or tredmill.

Use an interval of Tredmill walking

Jog in place

Move to your floormat or just the floor and do any weight lifting with 3-5 pound weights to start or the soup cans. Lift one weight in each hand upward to the shoulders and then back to the sides of the body, breathing slowly in and out. Lunges with hand weights are very effective in strenth training, muscle building and fat burning. Do 5-10 to start. Next, lift the weights above the head repeating 5-10 times.


Add weights to your circuit training workout

Do 1-3 minutes of jump roping or hula hoop or just use one to three stairs going up and down as quickly as possible. Be mindful of safety issues at all times and don't overdo any motion that could result in injury.

End each workout with

Jump Rope as part of Circuit Training Workout
more stretching as in the beginning to prevent

injury to your muscles. Deep breathe between each stretch and slowly during each stretch. Once you're in a routine to do a circuit training workout, you'll be able to add other exercises, sit-ups on a yoga ball, take a bike ride or play a game of kick ball with some friends or family.

Vary the exercise that you do daily as part of your circuit training workout program to keep yourself excited to exercise and to prevent the muscles from getting used to a move. Variety is the spice of life in exercising and staying with it.

The result will be a fitter, healthier body that will make you look and feel better, enhance your energy level, improve your breathing, enhance your sleep, clear your skin, improve your digestive system and your overall immune system. Add a fingertip pulse oximeter that also checks your heart rate to monitor the effectiveness of your workout!

Are you ready to get started on your circuit training fat burning workout program? I hope you'll do it! Start slowly but, keep at it at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes a day and you will see improved results to get healthy, get fit and you'll feel much better.

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Aug 21, 2011 4:18pm
Super information. I once belonged to a gym where we did circuit training. It was a complete workout and produced great results.
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