Hydraulic Circuit Training

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Circuit training is sometimes called hydraulic circuit training in reference to the machines used which use fluids and resistance (hydraulics). Weight room machines, as they are more usually referred to, are very effective at training specific parts of the body. Different machines focus on different body parts.

Using Hydraulic Circuit Training Machines

Using hydraulic circuit training machines can be likened to swimming. The machines provide resistance in both directions when the user pushes and pulls the exercise arms. The faster the movement, the more resistance is created. When movement stops, so does the resistance. Most hydraulic machines offer adjustable resistance for varying levels of fitness and multiple training formats for better and faster results. Most machines exercise opposing muscle groups on each side of the joint.

When choosing hydraulic circuit training machines, it is important to pick those that are made well so that they don't cause soreness, and so that they can be adjusted to suit the user. This is important for two reasons; so that users of every level can benefit, and so that users don't become bored with their circuit training program.

An example of hydraulic circuit training machines that might be used in a typical circuit training workout would be the leg press, lift task, inner/outer thigh, upright row/triceps press, shoulder press/lat pull, the squat, and the chest press. This is by no means a list of all the machines available, and you won't find the same assortment of machines in every gym or fitness center. It is for this reason that it makes sense to choose your fitness center with care to make sure that they have all the machines and facilities you deem necessary for your circuit training program.


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