Whether you use circuit training regularly or not, it can be a great tool to use to burn fat. Because it only targets one specific muscle group at a time, your other muscles have time to rest between reps, allowing you to work harder longer.
A major problem people face with circuit training is that they do not know how to properly enact a training session. With these 3 tips, you will find your circuit training regimen to be even more efficient than it was before, burning fat faster and quicker.
1. Keep Moving
A problem many people face, that they may be unaware of, is the time taken between exercises to either set up the next exercise or even to take a breath. Circuit training is only successful when performed constantly and consistently. Set up all necessary elements of your exercises before you begin your session. It may help to set your weights in a way that is easy for you to pick them up, or situate your floor mat on the ground so it is ready for you to use when the time comes.
Every second spent not doing an exercise in your sessions, either cardio or weight, will cost you calories that would otherwise have been burned. Circuit training is effective for fat-burning because your body is constantly moving while your metabolism is working, but when you slow down and stop the momentum, your metoblism slows down too. Use every second of your training sessions to work your body, and your body fat will react accordingly.
2. Increase Intensity
Your body burns calories and fat by working past its initial threshold of physical work. That is why circuit training requires you to build intensity as you progress, but it can be difficult to tell when you are ready to move up a weight set. By paying attention to your body, you can tell when your weights have become too easy to work with, which signals a need for more weight.
The more you progress, take notice of how simple it is to pick up and use the weights. When you can use your weights throughout your session, with little or no resistance by the end, it is time to upgrade to a heavier weight to push your body past its threshold.
3. Keep Your Cardio Moderate
Circuit training requires very specific attention to detail, including the slight difference between moderate and high intensity. Your cardio exercises should always be kept at a moderate or medium intensity level. Your body will work harder longer and will burn more calories faster. Keeing your cardio at a moderate intensity will help you blast that fat away fast.
Each person's circuit training regimen is unique and should be formulated to fit individual needs appropriately. But when it comes to burning fat, there are a few set rules that should be abided by, no matter who is using them. Utilizing these tips in your training sessions will encourage your body to burn fat quicker and more sufficiently than without them.