Circuit training is a great way to burn fat, develop muscular endurance and build strength. Circuit training involves progressing through a series of exercises, or circuits, multiple times to continually work and strengthen desired muscle groups throughout a workout. The beauty of circuit training is the fact that it can be tailored to any individual’s level of fitness, strength, and experience. Create your own circuit workout or follow the simple plan below to get started on the path to developing into a better version of yourself:
● A full-body circuit workout
➢ Weighted-plate Press (30 sec.)
➢ Lunges (6/side)
➢ Push-ups (12)
➢ Sit-ups (12)
➢ Bicep Curls (8/arm)
➢ Calf Raises (12)
● Once you complete this circuit once, do it two more times to fully complete the workout!
● Provide yourself 30 seconds of rest in between exercises and 2-3 minutes of rest in between each circuit.
Things to consider:
Stretching/Cool down: Don’t forget to stretch your muscles before and after you workout to maximize effectiveness and recovery.
Hydration: Make sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercise!
Nutrition: Foods high in carbohydrates and protein will help develop energy during your workout and aid in recovery after the workout (Here’s your excuse to eat some carbs).
Sleep: This is one that many people forget! Getting 7–9 hours of rest each night will benefit you beyond just your workout!
Faith: God commands us throughout Scripture to honor our bodies as a token of worship (1 Cor 3:16, 6:19-20). This is one of many ways we can take care of the temples of the Holy Spirit that are our bodies and thank him for creating us to be living, moving creatures. Take advantage of this wonderful gift.