Going back to the majority of people being time-poor, circuit training allows you to get a great cardio workout whilst also hitting your muscles with strength training. Some stations of your circuit might include heavy lifting like deadlifts, or shoulder presses, while other stations might be purely for cardio, like a skipping station.
Throw into the mix some hybrid exercises using kettlebells and you have a great workout. Mixing and matching like this allows you to get coverage over your cardio and weight training quota for the day and really forces your body to work hard. You will leave the gym dripping in sweat feeling like you’ve had a solid workout, while other people sit on machines texting on their phones.
If you’ve been going to the gym for many years, or if you just aren’t all that thrilled with gym sessions to begin with, doing high-intensity circuit training will keep you engaged and active for a relatively short burst of time, whilst also giving you a great overall body workout and boosting your metabolism.
So many people seem to go to the gym and waltz around between machines, doing a bit here and there, or sit on an exercise bike for half an hour without really engaging with their training. This is a sure-fire way to lose interest in your workouts and gym attendance because it creates a staleness around your training.
Those people won’t see proper results and therefore probably won’t continue on with their training for very long. Other people who train well, but lack the time to commit to an hour or more of training regularly will also fail to see results because of their lack of consistency. Circuit training can be a cure for both of these issues, so give it a go and spice up your workouts. Try a few different circuits and add them to your weekly routines. Start with short circuits and then if you find you enjoy them and can push further, stretch out to 30 minutes or more. Enjoy your workout!