If you spend any time at the gym, chances are you’re keenly aware of killer core workouts, ab-blasting moves and bicep builders. It’s likely you’ve witnessed people pushing out squats and bench presses to pump up their most visible muscles. It looks impressive! But, you know what’s really smart? Zoning in on those less visible muscles too, in order to stave off injury and get the most out of all the moves you do.
The word plateau in fitness is often used negatively. However, a plateau simply means you’ve reached solid, steady ground. A plateau doesn’t necessarily mean stagnation and back-pedaling. It might be frustrating when you’re not seeing huge weight loss or strength gains. However, you are also not packing on pounds or losing strength. Reaching a plateau can be seen as an accomplishment. The truth of the matter is, though, human bodies are in constant flux and continual change.
Add a circuit training workout to your strength-training routine to help you reach your fitness goals. Circuit training is a workout style that combines resistance and cardiovascular exercises into one workout session for a complete, total-body routine. Instead of performing your aerobic exercises such as walking, rowing and cycling separate from your strengthening exercises such as the bench press, leg press and crunches, you alternate the two modes of training for one, time-saving session. It can be altered, by time or amount of weight, to fit your fitness level and the workout is progressive as your strength and aerobic endurance improve.