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Circuit Training Activities Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Circuit Training Activities.

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The Benefits of Circuit Training

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 betwee...  Read more

8 Ways to Build Maximum Muscle in Minimal Time

"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it...  Read more

6 Fitness Rules Meant to be Broken

We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or...  Read more

7 Strength Training Excuses: Busted!

Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki...  Read more

Learn the Fitness Class Lingo

When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late...  Read more

Do you use the Spark Activity Tracker (the clip)
Updated 9/27/2014 1:06:43 PM

I've been considering an activity tracker for a while now, and I LOVE the price on this. I know it may not have all the bells and whistles, but I want something to give me an acurate picture of my movement and activity- both conscientious fitness in...  Read more

Cardio and strength training
Updated 9/27/2014 6:14:26 PM

Hi all: I do cardio 5 times a week for 45 minutes. Two of those days, I do strength training. On the days I do strength training, should I do the full 45 minutes or should I do less cardio? I have been confused about this and I would like some cla...  Read more

Do you exercise when sore after strength training?
Updated 9/27/2014 4:33:51 PM

Hi All! Yesterday was only my second day ever of strength training. I started with the Beginner's Ball Workout. Today, of course, I'm a bit stiff and sore in my legs and chest. Is it best if I take today as my day of rest (no cardio or stretching)...  Read more

Was having a hard time timing my strength training
Updated 9/25/2014 2:36:27 PM

Was having a hard time timing my strength training exercises so instead of doing sets and rep's and tallying up how much time it took me I just did each exercise for a minute and will count it as 1 set and 1 rep....  Read more

Can I do 2 days of 10K training in 1?
Updated 9/25/2014 8:18:22 AM

Hey all, i am currently doing the 10K trainer app by Zen Labs, the same people who created C25K. After work I am going for a run. I am on Week 3, Day 2. However, when I ran last night it felt too easy and too short. Would it be okay if I did Day...  Read more

Combine Strength Training + Cardio

Doing circuit training kills 2 birds with 1 stone! Try the Spartacus Workout circuit: http://www.menshealth.com/spartacus/downlo
ads/MH-Spartacus-Workout.pdf...  Read more

Exercise First

I exercise first thing in the morning to get at least 30 min of activity in a day. It ensures that I don't miss and makes me feel energized for the day....  Read more

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The official State of Alabama Team for residents only. Check out our team page for loads of motivating activities!...  Read more

'Can I Measure Calories Burned during Strength Training with a Heart Rate Monitor?'

A heart rate monitor (HRM) is capable of estimating calorie burn pretty accurately—but only for aerobic (cardio) exercise, not for strength training. Here's why:A HRM won't give you an accurate idea of how many calories you bu...  Read more

DVD Review: Jillian Michaels' No More Trouble Zones

"Zero in to tackle your trouble zones and lose up to 5 pounds a week! Eliminate love handles, muffin tops, and wobbly arms for good!" That's what Jillian Michaels' new DVD, No More Trouble Zones, promises to deliver. Her people contacted us to see if...  Read more