Circuits are a great way to train athletes. Circuits are a scripted set of exercises combined into a unit of sports training designed with a specific purpose in mind. Because circuits typically involve a wide variety of exercises, tissues are not subjected to the same type of stress. Since many injuries are the result of repetitive action, properly designed circuit training can significantly reduce the risk of injury.
In the video clip below Boo Schexnayder provides an overview of what can be accomplished with properly designed circuit training. He also discusses 7 different types of circuits and explains the characteristics of a well designed circuit training program.
Coach Schexnayder has 14 years of coaching and consulting experience, but is most noted for the 12 years he spent as a member of the Track and Field coaching staff at LSU. He has coached 10 Olympians, and has served on coaching staffs for Team USA to the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing. He currently serves as the Chair of Advisory Board of the USTFCCCA Track and Field Academy, and directs its programs.
Coach Schexnayder has put together a complete training program detailing how to quickly and easily design effective circuits for fitness, recovery, and strength training regardless of age, ability or sport/event. He provides straight forward, step-by-step protocols for all circuit types. For more information about his program click the link Circuit Training: Design and Administration
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