Circuit Training Program Design Variables & Periodisation
To design the optimal circuit training program, we need to take into consideration 8 program design variables;
- Exercises Selection
- Exercises Order
- Rest Periods
We then organise and manipulate each of these program design variables in a sequential fashion, in order to elicit a positive physiological effect. These can range from losing fat too putting on muscle, increasing strength on a particular lift to reducing the time it takes to perform a particular target on the cardio equipment. This type of program planning is called periodisation.
The best circuit training exercise programs will always incorporate periodisation strategies and phases to help maximise the likelihood of achieving the desired fitness or body transformation goal, while reducing the risk of injury and burnout.
Whether you’re seeking the best circuit training workout for weight loss, or you’re looking to build muscle, at Soultrain we will devise an exercise program which is tailored to your unique needs.
We plan out our members’ entire circuit training program 6 months in advance. We call this The Soultrain Periodisation Grid.