Can't Resist Resistance; Circuit Training for Strength

by Fred Hoffman, MEd

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Circuit training remains one of the most popular formats for group and small-group training. In this session, you will experience a minimum of 12 innovative and challenging exercises designed for a strength training circuit workout. Learn how to incorporate body weight exercises and those that use small studio equipment into a circuit workout that focuses on functional strength. Explore how to use the pillars of resistance training, stability and mobility to create a dynamic training session for participants of all levels.

Available Course Credits

AASFP 0.20
ACSM 2.00
AFPA 2.00
CHEK 2.00
CI 2.00
FAI 2.00
IFPA 2.00
ISFTA 2.00
ISSA 2.00
NAFC 0.20
NBHWC 2.00
NCEP 2.00
NCSF 1.00
NESTA 0.20
NETA 2.00
NFPT 0.50
NSPA 2.00
PAI 2.00
PTAG 2.00
PTIA 2.00
REPS NZ 1.50
REPs UAE 2.00
W.I.T.S. 2.00

Learning Objectives

  1. Design a multi-station strength training circuit using a variety of studio equipment.
  2. Explain the functional aspects and biomechanics of resistance training.
  3. Identify a variety of resistance exercises for strength that can be used in a circuit training workout.
  4. List a variety of studio-based equipment that can be used in the circuit training room for strength workouts.
  5. Describe how to effectively and safely increase or decrease the intensity of a strength circuit training workout.
  6. Execute appropriate instructional cueing to effectively and safely teach a strength circuit training workout.

Course Content

Can't Resist Resistance; Circuit Training for Strength

About the Author

Fred Hoffman, MEd

Fred Hoffman, MEd IDEA Author/Presenter

Fred Hoffman, M.Ed., is the owner of Fitness Resources Consulting Services and the author of Going Global: An Expert’s Guide to Working Abroad in the International Fitness Industry. The recipient of the 2019 IDEA China Fitness Inspiration Award, and the 2007 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award, Fred holds a Master’s Degree in Health Education from Boston University and has over forty years of experience in the fitness and health industry. Fred is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and from 2013 to 2016 served as a member of the ACE Industry Advisory Panel. Fred’s expertise has taken him to nearly 50 countries on six continents to speak at more than 200 conferences and conventions. In 2001 he was elected to the International Who's Who of Professionals. Certifications: ACE and ACSM

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