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Circuit training
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Pinsent and Cracknell
Cracknell (right) admits circuits get you in shape
What is circuit training?
Circuit training is a group of six to ten exercises that are completed one after another.

Each exercise is performed for a specified number of repetitions or for a set time period before having a quick rest and moving on to the next exercise.

Who does it?
Anyone can do circuit training from five-year-olds to 75-year-olds. Circuits can be adapted for people of all ages.

Do any celebrities do it?
James Cracknell admits he does circuits all the time to keep him fit. Jennifer Lopez also does circuits to keep herself in good shape.

Is it a good way of exercising?
Circuit training is a great way to improve your strength, mobility and stamina.

What kind of exercises does it involve?
It can involve any exercises but here are a list of possible ideas if you want to try your own circuit.

Press-ups, sit-ups, bench dips, skipping, shuttle runs, squat thrusts, aerobics, burpees and step ups.

Which areas of the body do circuits concentrate on?
The whole point of circuits is to give you an all body workout, so it is unlikely you will ever work more than one muscle more than twice in a session.



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