The benefits of circuit training

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Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating between different muscle groups (hence the name circuit training). By allowing only a short rest interval of 30-90 seconds between stations, cardiovascular fitness is gained along with the benefits of resistance training.

When developing a circuit training routine, a wide variety of exercises and equipment can be utilized. Much of the equipment is relatively inexpensive and includes surgical tubing, jump rope, your own body weight, dumbbells, medicine balls, physioballs (coreballs) and weight training machines. A circuit can consist of as few as six stations to as many as 15 stations based on the goals and pre-training levels of the participants.

Read more about it in AZERNEWS online newspaper's print edition published on May 24.

Also, in the new edition you can read articles about the decree of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on measures aimed at nominating the capital Baku to host the European Football Championship in 2020, the meeting of Azerbaijan's First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva with French National Assembly Speaker Claude Bartolone, planned introduction of innovations in nanotechnologies in Azerbaijan, the World Bank's high assessment of Azerbaijan's economic development, etc.

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