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  1. #1
    Kieutrang is offline Junior Member
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    Aug 2019

    Default Is circuit training good for strength & muscle ?

    Hello guys,

    I've been doing CC for more than 2 years and now I'm stuck at step 4 of the pull up & step 5 of the push up progressions.

    I'm getting really bored the current status and routine. I think one big reason is because of my body fat level is still high.

    However CC system doesn't help with fat loss. I tried to cut some portion of my meal but the result is the tiredness when I work out.

    Recently, after reading Paul Coach articles and looking into the circuit training, I've found that this method can promote fat loss benefit since it incorperates resistance exercises in a fast manner, like cardio.

    But I'm not sure if this method is good for strength or muscles. Also, I don't know if I should follow a full body routine 3 times/week or a split routine (upper & lower body) 5 times/week.

    Really need your help you some of you have experience in this kind of training.

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    ad5ly is offline Senior Member
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    Nov 2008


    If you are overweight (even just a bit) it is important to make weight loss and fat loss happen. Make that be your number one priority. I have been doing intermittent fasting for almost a year and a half with good results. Its not for everyone but I found that it works well for me and suits my lifestyle. It also saves me quite a bit of money on the grocery bill. Saves on cooking time in the kitchen, and just makes my day alot simpler. I did CC for a time. Good program. But dropping the pounds is the linch pin...Dennis

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    Chris Hansen is offline Senior Member
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    Nov 2008


    If you're going to give circuit training a try I think full body workouts would be the correct choice. It probably won't be as good for strength so it comes down to what your goals are.

    You also said you're bored and stuck so I think it's time to do something different for a while. Maybe give some of the variations a try or change up the programming a bit. They say that after about 6-8 weeks your body gets used to what it's doing and progress will slow.

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