ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Workshop: Partner Circuit Training

Presented by: Irene Lewis-McCormick, M.S., C.S.C.S.

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Learn the best practices of circuit training by applying partner-based, team work with portable equipment including cones, gliding disks, medicine balls and body weight. This session will teach trainers how to instruct metabolic drills and precision skills quickly and efficiently to improve strength, coordination, endurance and agility. The partner-approach requires team work which enhances the commitment to improved performance. Group leaders and personal trainers will learn how to get the best from participants in this unique approach to training.

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Learning Objectives

1.      Recognize the differences between circuits and intervals and methods in which to organize and implement both for safe and effective group training and the benefits of both.

2.      Compare and contrast continuous interval training (for example HIIT protocols) from discontinuous interval training in a circuit format.

3.      Differentiate the types of circuits that can be created including but not limited to body leverage/ body weight, portable equipment and large, weight or cardio machines or equipment.

4.      Identify and address techniques to maintain an organized, flowing exercise experience when using circuit training for large or small groups without confusion or loss of focus on participants or performance variables.

5.      Design circuits classes that include easy to implement movement patterns with a particular focus, for example, endurance, speed, power, agility, etc., that can be regressed or progressed for a variety of fitness levels.

6.      Coach, cue and communicate performance-based training outcomes for a variety of exercises using a direct, quick command format. 

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Partner Circuit Training: Health & Fitness Summit 2015
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