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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181f45179
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Resistance Circuit Training: Its Application for the Adult Population

Waller, Mike MA, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D1; Miller, Jason MS, CSCS2; Hannon, James PhD, CSCS1

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Abstract

THE PURPOSE OF THE ARTICLE IS TO FOCUS ON RESISTANCE CIRCUIT TRAINING (RCT) AS A METHOD OF STRENGTH TRAINING FOR THE ADULT POPULATION. HEALTH-FITNESS ADAPTATIONS GAINED FROM RCT INCLUDE IMPROVED V̇o2max (MAXIMAL AMOUNT OF OXYGEN CONSUMPTION OF THE BODY DURING EXERCISE) IN CERTAIN CASES, AN INCREASE IN TIME TO EXHAUSTION, A DECREASE IN RESTING BLOOD PRESSURE, INCREASED MUSCULAR STRENGTH, AND CHANGES IN CIRCULATING CHOLESTEROL AND HORMONE CONCENTRATIONS. RCT MAY USE A PERIODIZED OR PROGRESSIVE PROGRAM MODEL IN A CONDENSED FORM TO ACHIEVE HEALTH-FITNESS RESULTS BY THE CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER DETAILING LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM PROGRAM PLANS.

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