Weight Training Circuits - Circuit Training using free weights & Machine stations


Why are Circuit Weight Training workouts so effective

Circuit Weight Training is a quick and effective way to Build Muscle and strength faster. Add an aerobic component and your cardio training is just plain simple too.

Earlier you learnt the basics of Circuit Training and read an overview of Circuit Training Exercises. Here you will find some excellent weight training machine circuits for faster yet effective workouts.

P.S. - 1. Bodyweight Circuits are discussed here.

2. The Exercises mentioned can be accessed from the  Exercise Database.

Circuit Weight Training Workout # 1 using Free Weights

You will be performing these exercises one-after-another without rest, moving from one exercise station to the next until you complete one full circuit. You will be doing as many repetitions as possible in 15 to 45 s before moving on to the next one.

You can start with 15 s interval for week one and add another 5-10s every week thereon.

Jumping Jacks

Push Ups


Military Press

Lat Pull Downs


Biceps Curls


Circuit Weight Training Workout # 2 using Machines

Jump Rope for 3-5 minutes

Squat or Leg Press

Chest Press

Machine Row


Lat Pull downs

Triceps Pull downs

Preacher Curls

These are examples of total body training circuits without any aerobic component built-in. Also read the Aerobic Circuit Training section for total cardio fitness. You will discover how to incorporate aerobics in to your weight training sessions.

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