What is Circuit Training

Today I talk about the book Prevention's 3-2-1 weight loss plan by Joy Bauer. It outlines a circuit training program that involves 3 minutes of cardio, 2 minutes of strength training, and 1 minute of working on your abs. While it is geared towards women, it had some interesting tips on stopping emotional eating and more.

We get an email from Linda Sim who has lost 25 lbs this year, as she talks about why she likes the show and shares with us her favorite workout tunes.

I'm pleased that Michelle won the biggest loser. The next season starts Jan. 6 and it will have a 19 year old boy who weighs 454 lbs. and have a couple who is 63 years old.

Circuit training has been shown to increase weight loss efforts and it stops your exercise form being boring (as you are switching from one exercise to another. The book has lots of exercises and I feel it would be hard to keep your heart rate in the proper zone while using the book as you'd have to memorize a number of examples.

Also there are some interesting “games” for fitness for the Ninendo Wii and Nintendo DS that are geared towards having fun and losing weight.

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