The positive social impact of circuit training

We live in a society that forces us to be frantic, to be always at the forefront and extremely competitive. Who doesn't know the saying "time is money"? We are always in a hurry and this inevitably leads to the drying up of relationships between people: this is facilitated by the routine use of social and technological communication methods (email, SMS, WhatsApp, etc..) at the expense of dialogue and direct interpersonal relationship.
It is important to slow down, even for a few moments during the day, enhancing one of the natural characteristics of the man who is being lost, that of being a Social Being.
The focus of this article is a specific training activity born at the beginning of the second half of the twentieth century that has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years: Circuit Training.

Circuit training: what it is and how it works

Circuit Training is a type of group training that involves a series of work stations, similar or different from each other, with the aim of making the training complete and performing, with this methodology you can set the training sessions working in time or by repetitions, and you can do it with different types of equipment: from traditional machines (treadmills, exercise bikes and then move on to isotonic machines such as chest press, pectoral machine, leg press, etc..), to modern athletic performance equipment like Skillmill, Skillrow, Skillbike and Skillrun and with small equipment dedicated to free body training such as medicine balls, foam rollers, slam ball and jump ropes (Skilltools).
Let's focus for a moment on Instagram: in the second half of 2018, the monthly active users in the world amount to 1 billion. Most users have become really addicted especially in the last two years and in this case, the Stories have played a key role. Introduced in August 2016, the Instagram Stories are probably the feature that most of all has changed the fate of the social, opening, even more, the way to videos and making users quickly grow.

Why this volume of activity? The desire to be able to share their daily experiences and activities with other people is increasingly high and we rely on these technological supports to do so.

Just think how technology has evolved within the world of fitness:

  • The birth of equipment that allows us to share in real time the results of our training (Mywellness)
  • The development of applications dedicated to fitness that allow you to create communities of people who interact with each other exchanging training experiences or give the opportunity to create groups of people who meet to train together
  • The birth of fitness trackers and their relative communities that allow people to exchange training data and even compete on who gets the best result
  • The creation of events dedicated to fitness in which people are encouraged to practice group activities with the aim of helping them to interact with each other
From these numbers and from these motivations we can understand how important a structured and solid group activity like circuit training becomes: a type of training that allows people to interact with each other, sharing the same experience, in the same space and at the same time, thanks to the architecture of the tool.

Skillathletic and circuit training: Boost and Fast

Skillathletic training is a completely new training methodology, with the aim of developing athletic skills (called skills) of its participants, improving their sports and athletic performance. This training, which draws deep inspiration from the sporting tradition, is not only reserved for elite athletes but allows all those who enjoy competition and challenge to increase their efficiency and performance in every sport.

Among the Skillathetic, Boost and Fast classes are those that are closest to the type of circuit training.

Boost Class

In this class, the goal is simple: move, sweat, raise your heart rate – in a nutshell, never stop.
Try to give everything you’ve got, but at a pace that allows you to train constantly and for the entire session. What matters is not the number of repetitions, but for how long you can go on without stopping. Often, Boost classes propose workouts to be carried out in teams, composed of two or more class participants who support each other to complete the class.

Fast Class

A typical FAST class is made up of two training blocks, each containing a mix of speed training exercises and agility drills. Along with physical training at maximum intensity, learning the basics of running is a key element of this class, because to exceed your limits, technique and efficiency are fundamental components.

The exercises between the various sessions are short, but performed at maximum intensity, marked by active recoveries to work on physical endurance. The alternation between exercise and active recovery is essential for the improvement of speed and agility. It’s not all pain and gain though: the complex super series are performed in a game-like environment, meant to challenge yourself and your opponents in an amicable way.

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