Circuit training for men. Really? Yep circuit training is not only for the elderly and members of Curves but for anyone serious about shedding fat and building lean muscle.
So let me first off ask the question, “how is circuit training for men better than cardio and weight training?”
Well thats a good question and you first have to establish what you want to achieve. Is it a bodybuilding type of body that your after or after you a lean muscular body?
If you want the lean muscular body then you’ve ticked the right box and circuit training is for you.
Miriam Nelson, the director of Professor John hancock Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Tufts Univerity states that yes heavy weight training will lift your metabolism but the combination of several exercises performed with little rest is much more effective to developing the lean muscular body of an athlete or a gymnast.
Due to the minimal amount of rest when you’re doing a circuit your heart spends its time being elevated.
Very similar to the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) method of training where your cardio workouts are based around short burst of energy where the benefits are you’re going to shed body fat.
I recently wrote a post titled Burn Belly Fat with HIIT. Its a good read and explains in more detail the benefits of high intensity workouts.
So what makes a great circuit training workout?
Well iv prepared one for you below. Oh yea, one other great thing about circuit training for men is that, gents you don’t need a gym membership to do this. The below circuit is one you can do at home or the park with only minimal equipment.
So grab your skipping rope and swiss ball and my most favourite piece of equipment, the kettlebell.
- Skip or jog on the spot for 1 minute
- 10 Bodyweight Squats
- 10 Push Ups
- 15 Star Jumps
Repeat twice with no rest
Rest 1 minute
- 10 Goblet Squats
- 10 Mountain Climber (10 Each Leg)
- 10 Swiss ball Jack Knives
- 10 Close Grip Push Ups
- 10 Prisoner Lunges (10 Each Leg)
- 10 Kettlebell Swings
Repeat with no more that 30sec rest but complete only 9 reps of each exercises. When thats done again rest for no more than 30sec and complete 8 reps. Work your way down to zero.
When it comes to circuit training for men the above workout is suited towards the intermediate to advanced
Several industry pioneers have stated that to get the most out of your exercise is to always change up your workout or routine as much as you can. The beauty of circuit training is that you can always vary your workout.
I recently did some research amongst you guys and i narrowed down 20 circuit training exercises that are most effective to achieving your ultimate body goals. Click the highlighted link and that will take you to the top 20 plus show you a short instructional video on each exercise.
As i mentioned in the beginning circuit training is better of for men who are wanting the lean muscular body. Bodybuilders need to stick with heavy lifting with ample rest as there goal is to build large mass and size. Once a bodybuilder has achieved size then circuit training workouts are an option to help lean down.
Circuit training for men highly recommend and a workout that i never fail to do not matter what my week is like.
To a kick ass circuit workout,
P.S – Gents if you enjoyed this post then i know you’ll love the Burn Fat Faster – MEN ONLY edition.
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