Design a Circuit Training Set- Applied Sports and Exercise Science

Circuit Training  Task – Design A Circuit

Circuit training is an excellent way to improve cardio-vascular endurance, muscular endurance and flexibility. Circuit training comprises a set number of exercises that are completed one exercise after another. You should try to ensure that you do not work the same component of fitness in a row. At the end of each full circuit, a longer rest period is given. The total number of circuits performed during a training session may vary from two to six depending on your training level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced), your period of training (preparation or competition) and your training objective.


You are a personal trainer and have been asked to design a challenging but interesting circuit for a client. Each personal trainer should individually design their own circuit for 8 stations. You should present your circuit in a published style document (use your creative technology skills for this- and post them on your blogs). You should use pictures and diagrams (or video)of the exercises and the running order. You should also define, activity and rest time.
After designing your circuit, as a group you will decide which one to work on for the rest of the lesson. In Tuesday’s lesson you will discuss the positives and negatives of the circuit you carried out. You will then choose another circuit to perform. At the end of performing that circuit, you will discuss how to make that circuit more difficult. Remember the FITT principle.

You should be creative in designing your exercises. Don’t just use push ups, jump rope etc. Try to use a variety of equipment. Make them interesting.
Here are some good websites to get some good exercises from.
Good Luck.


Resistance Bands

Some variations on the traditional circuit


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YIS Physical Education Head of Department Varsity Boys Soccer Coach Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
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