Fit tip: Circuit training tips

The Gym fit tip - Circuit training tips

HEALTH:

Circuit training programmes involve a combination of high-intensity cardio and strength training exercises performed with a very short or no time interval between two exercises, making them extremely effective for increasing your endurance level (along with muscle strength, flexibility and coordination).

EXERCISE:

A good circuit training course works the different sections in the body individually, ensuring that no two consecutive exercises work the same muscle group. Exercises you can choose from include star jumps, jogging or running on the spot, squat-thrusts, push-ups, crunches, using a treadmill or other cardiovascular exercise machines. When one circuit is complete, simply begin the first exercise again for another circuit.

NUTRITION:

Eating 5 or 6 small meals over the course of the day can be very beneficial for strength training, as it keeps your energy levels steady and prevents you from overeating or going hungry. Including protein (such as eggs, lean meat, nuts, fish or pulses) in each mini-meal is key as it not only helps to stabilise your blood sugar levels but also promote muscular growth and helps improve your recovering ability.

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