The idea behind circuit training to keep moving and take minimal breaks between exercises if any. this form of working out pushes you aerobically and at the same time tests your strength. So you are combining your strength training and your cardio workout for amazing benefits!
Doing a a proper Circuit can build muscle. This is because muscle responds to the total amount of tension you produce. To complete an exercise in a circuit you need to use a lighter weight, but you are able to do more sets in a period of time. This will also produce more muscle as well as increase your over all Physical Fitness
Recommend to get the most out of your circuit training:
Benefits of Circuit Training
✓ It strengths your cardiovascular system at the same time your and strength training. Throughout the circuit your heart rate will be up. Since you are doing a variety of exercises you will put the beat down on boredom because your mind is being constantly stimulated.
✓ Your testosterone is increased when you cut on you rest time. Testosterone is needed to stimulate muscle growth. Too much aerobic exercise would cause testosterone to drop off and release cortisol, which would cause muscle breakdown, but circuits are short and intense. They end way before cortisol release would start.
✓ TIME… The one thing man has not found a way to control nor buy. Since you are doing this type of workout quickly you don’t need to spend as much in the gym or working out. Also since these workouts take a day to recover from your are workout less, but getting all, if not more of the benefits.
✓ Jump start your metabolism. Workouts like circuits cause calories to burn far after your last rep. They usually take a day to recover from. During that time your body is sending necessary nutrients for muscle repair. Which in turn simulates your metabolism.