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Circuit Training


TRAINING PARAMETERS/WORK

Novice Athletes:

Experienced Athletes:


PURPOSE

TRANSITION PHASE: The main goal of this phase is (through a decreased volume and intensity) to remove the fatigue acquired during the previous training and season, and to replenish the exhausted energy stores. If during the transition phase athletes do not perform any strength training, muscles may decrease in size together with considerable loss in power.

ANATOMICAL ADAPTATION: The purpose of the AA phase is to progressive adapt the muscles, and especially muscle attachments to the bone, to easier cope with heavier loads during the following training. The overall load has to be increased, but without experiencing discomfort.


SUGGESTED LOAD INCREMENTS

Novice Athletes:

Experienced Athletes:


SAMPLE CIRCUIT TRAINING PROGRAM

Monday:

Resting only 45 seconds between exercises

Rest 2 minutes then repeat two more times.

Wednesday:

Resting only 45 seconds between exercises

Rest 2 minutes then repeat two more times.

Friday:

Resting only 45 seconds between exercises

Rest 2 minutes then repeat two more times.


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The Exercise and Physical Fitness Web Page is an ongoing project by graduate students in the Master of Science program in Exercise Science in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University. This project was created by J. Andrew Doyle, PhD, and was last modified on: April 25, 1997.