Muscular Endurance and Circuit Training

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Muscular Endurance and Circuit Training
Circuit training is an effective method tailored to increase muscular endurance. (work out gear image by oxbeast from

Circuit training is an effective method of training that combines short energy bursts, repetitions, and moderate resistance. As a result, it elevates and maintains your heart rate, burns fat, and increases muscular endurance. Circuit training can be specifically targeted to develop and increase overall muscular endurance through some specific exercises.

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Circuit Training with Calisthenics

One way to increase muscular endurance is to incorporate callisthenics into circuit training. Callisthenics include any exercises that don't involve weights or machines and simply rely on body weight alone, therefore building muscular endurance. The best callisthenics to add to a circuit routine are push ups, dips, pull ups, chin ups, squats, lunges, upside down shoulder presses, crunches, and calf raises.

Muscular Endurance and Circuit Training
Callisthenics are exercises that rely on body weight and therefore increase muscular endurance. (push ups image by Steve Lovegrove from

Circuit Training with Plyometrics

Plyometrics are explosive movements commonly used by athletes in training due to their ability to increase muscular power, endurance and muscle activation, according to experts at the website The best plyometric moves to incorporate into a circuit training routine include jump squats, jump lunges, line jumps, tuck jumps, box jumps and wall push ups.

Muscular Endurance and Circuit Training
Plyometrics are effective, explosive movements that will help increase muscular endurance when added to a circuit routine. (Jump image by Cybo from

Circuit Training with Cardio

One way to perform circuit training, with the goal of increasing muscular endurance, is through different forms of high intensity cardiovascular exercises. You can do the same thing with cardio in a circuit as you do with weights, but in order to increase muscular endurance, your focus must be high intensity intervals, such as sprints, hard biking, heavy resistance elliptical training, and stair stepper intervals. In order to prevent boredom, try alternating between machines within the cardio circuit.

Muscular Endurance and Circuit Training
Performing cardio circuits, such as high intensity intervals, increases muscular endurance and burns fat. (running image by Byron Moore from

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