Circuit training

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Circuit training by Mind Map: Circuit training

1. Setting up

1.1. Each station should be clearly marked, normally including a diagram showing how to complete the exercise

1.2. Exercises should be demonstrated and even practised to make sure that they are being performed correctly

1.3. There should be a variety of exercises within the circuit, similar exercises like sit ups, crunches and leg raises should be spread out

1.4. There should always be a recovery period

2. Key terms

2.1. Stations - particular areas where types of exercise are set up or performed

2.2. Laps - the number of times each set of stations is performed

3. Advantages

3.1. Develops strength and endurance

3.2. Appropriate form of training for most sports

3.3. Can be adjusted to suit age, fitness and health of the athlete

3.4. Easy to set up

4. Running the circuit

4.1. Timed circuits - there is always a set time for the exercises , a rest period follows immediately

4.2. Fixed load - each particular station is labelled with the exact amount of work that must be done with out a time limit

4.3. Varied laps - most circuits consist of one or more laps these can be exactly the same , increased work and reduced rest or vice versa

5. Disadvantages

5.1. Many exercises require specialised equipment - e.g. gym equipment

5.2. space required to set up the circuit exercises & equipment

5.3. In general can only be conducted where appropriate facilities/equipment are available