Circuit Training is an everlasting and evolving training exercise programme developed by R.E. Morgan and G.T. Anderson in 1953 at the University of Leeds, England. Circuit Training was developed to allow people to work at their own intensity while also training with others. In the original format, a circuit would comprise of 9 to 12 stations. A participant would move from one station to the next with little rest and performing an exercise for a set period of time or number of repetitions. During the circuit training session all the energy systems interweave to enable different intensity activities to be performed. This will result in the aerobic energy system being more predominant during some exercises and the anaerobic energy system will be more predominant in other exercises.
History of Circuit Training
Circuit Training continues to be a popular type of exercise class found in gyms and health clubs. It is commonly perceived as an intense form of exercise, that enables participants to get a balanced and effective workout.