Circuit training is classified as a style of exercise that benefits muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, total body flexibility, and stability if necessary. This entry discusses what constitutes a circuit training program, the variables in circuit training, and why it is important to use circuit training in a periodized training regime.

Circuit training was devised in 1959 at Leeds University in England by Morgan and Adamson as a way to improve overall fitness. Since then, circuit training has been used by athletes in ...

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