Resistance to Circuit Training

Resistance to Circuit Training

Resistance to Circuit Training

If you’ve ever tried Circuit Training, you understand the love / hate relationship of the 30 minutes filled with constant movement and puddles of sweat.

  • Jennifer Labodda walks you through the basics of a circuit & a heart pounding workout. 
  • All you need is 30 minutes to burn the excess calories from your day. 
  • Get that heart rate up to 150+ BPM- You can use a basic heart rate monitor for this. 

What is Circuit Training?

A circuit is simply a series of exercises. Circuit training is intended to be fast paced, constant movement, with a combination of body weight exercises and resistance training (i.e., using resistance bands, dumbbells, kettlebells, etc.) This type of training is a great challenge, building strength and increasing muscular endurance.

The best part of circuit training is that there are endless options! As I just mentioned, a circuit is simply a series of exercises, so you can create a new circuit every time you workout. I love the versatility of it, how you can work on various parts of your body at once, and that you can tailor it for YOU and how you’re feeling that day.

A circuit is simply a series of exercises. Circuit training is intended to be fast paced, constant movement, with a combination of body weight exercises and resistance training (i.e., using resistance bands, dumbbells, kettlebells, etc.) This type of training is a great challenge, building strength and increasing muscular endurance.

The best part of circuit training is that there are endless options! As I just mentioned, a circuit is simply a series of exercises, so you can create a new circuit every time you workout. I love the versatility of it, how you can work on various parts of your body at once, and that you can tailor it for YOU and how you’re feeling that day.



Another great thing is that you can do it wherever. You don’t need a full-sized gym, or any gym for that matter, to get a solid workout in. You can work up a sweat at home, in your hotel room, or in a quiet corner in a very crowded gym.

There are many movements you can do with just your body weight (i.e., no added equipment) However, if you’re looking to kick it up a notch and build some strength, try adding resistance.


I always grab DynaPro equipment - resistance bands, powerbands, mini bands, and an exercise ball. While using free weights is a great option, I prefer to use bands, because when doing a circuit I do it to work up a sweat. Therefore, wanting to move fast. It’s not the best to move fast with free weights, you’re much more prone to injury. If you do add free weights to your circuits, keep form your #1 priority and slow it down a little bit so you don’t tweak something wrong.



There are many ways to set up a circuit, but here’s an example of a full-body workout using various types of resistance. Do each exercise in order, 30 seconds each. No rest in between exercises, go RIGHT into the next one. (Oh, the joys of circuit training J ) Then repeat the whole circuit 3 – 5 times.

There are many ways to set up a circuit, but here’s an example of a full-body workout using various types of resistance. Do each exercise in order, 30 seconds each. No rest in between exercises, go RIGHT into the next one. (Oh, the joys of circuit training J ) Then repeat the whole circuit 3 – 5 times.


The Workout

Circuit – Repeat 5x

  • Mini Band Frog Jumps - 30 Seconds
  • Exercise Ball Knee Tucks- 30 Seconds
  • Bicep Curls- 30 Seconds 
  • Plank with Mini Band Leg Lift - 30 Seconds
  • Squat Press with Powerband- 30 Seconds

  Frog Jump (mini band)  – 30 seconds


 Knee Tucks (exercise ball) – 30 seconds

Bicep Curl (resistance band) – 30 seconds


 Plank with leg lift (mini band) – 30 seconds

Squat press (powerband) – 30 seconds