I'm doing the following circuit workout a couple times a week.
Exercise Sets Reps Bench Press 3 12 One arm Row 3 12 Leg extension 3 12 Leg Curl 3 12 Lateral Raise 3 12 Triceps Kickback 3 12 Superman 3 12 Russian Twist 3 20 Crunch 3 20
But by week two I'm supposed to "add a second or third circuit of strength training exercises." This already takes about 40 minutes for me to complete going directly from one activity to the other. For three circuits, are they suggesting I'm spending 1.5+ hrs doing this?
Here's my current order:
- Pair off exercises and do the second while I'm resting on the first
- e.g. Do 12 reps of bench press, then 12 one arm row (for each arm), then do that two more times. After that move on to leg extension and leg curl.
But now I'm not sure if they mean I should do either of the following:
- Do one of every exercise until you get to the end, then repeat 3 times and that is one circuit.
- Do 3 back to back sets of each exercise. Once you've done all of them, that is one circuit.
A lot of instructions I've found online just say to start the whole process over from the beginning when adding circuits, but I'm just not sure what that process is.