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Old 07-03-2008, 08:51 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by JRstriker12 View Post
Rickson - just wondering. Is there something wrong with circuit training?

I do circuits with free weights and body weight exercises.

something like - squats, bench press, lunges, pull-ups, straight leg dead-lifts, abs, shoulder/rotator cuff exercises. - repeat circuit 3x.

Right now, my main goal is to lose weight and to gain a little strength for tennis.

Just wondering.

To answer the OP - I do a bit of both.
Circuit training was designed to combine aerobic and anaerobic exercise and it's not a bad thing if your goal is conditioning, but for muscle hypertrophy, you might want to break down your bodyparts because keeping the blood flow in one area of the body will get you more muscle breakdown than jumping from one bodypart to another. If you want to condition yourself then keep doing what you're doing, but if you want to improve your overall muscle development, break down your bodyparts to 2 a day such as chest and back one day, and legs and shoulders on another day.
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