Continuous Effort Circuit Training is where safety meets results. Especially with older more injury prone adults.
Continuous Effort Circuit Training is a complicated name, for a simple exercise theory, of course made complicated.
Honestly I’ve probably spent the last 20 years of my life developing my Continuous Effort Circuit Training routines, but have fully made it my business over the last 7 years.
Essentially Continuous Effort Circuit Training is taking a group of exercises that, by themselves, aren’t overly challenging. Group them together with no rest and you have a Continuous Effort Circuit that is both safe and at times brutal.
Add in Constant Variety and you have a nearly never ending supply of Continuous Effort Circuits.
In the video series below I will give you an example of a Continuous Effort Leg Series. Enjoy 🙂
Squats are known as the king of all exercises. For good reason too, if you are good at squats, more than likely, you will be good at everything else.
Barbell squats might not neccesarily be king for everybody though. By its very nature, it can be a very dangerous exercise, especially if you don’t know what your doing and especially for seniors, if they don’t know what they are doing.
Fortunately, there are countless variations of squats that don’t require a bar.
If you don’t quite have a comfortable range of motion squatting, then use the bench, chair or TRX variations.
Try out the variety of squat variations I have put together for you below in the Squats for Seniors list. And let me know which one you like best. Enjoy 😀
Nearly everyone has a Swiss Ball, but generally the Swiss Ball is either hiding in the garage, spare room, or gathering dust in a closet, at best its occasionally being used as a chair.
Honestly I feel like the swiss ball has gotten a bad rap. With a little bit of knowledge the swiss ball can be a great exercise accessory. It can be great for helping balance, core strength, and can even work amazingly for finisher exercises.
So time to go find the swiss ball in the garage, dust it off, and try some of these Swiss Ball Exercises for Seniors.
TRX suspension training, if done correctly, can be one of the best forms of exercise for seniors.
TRX training is the perfect addition to any seniors at home workout routine, because it can be set up pretty much anywhere, stored easily, and provides endless forms of variety including easy ways to create: assistance, progressions, and simply modifications.
The great thing about TRX training, is that it can be used in countless ways. Seniors can benefit from training with a TRX by doing variations of: pull ups, squats, push ups, lunges, flyes, curls, triceps, jumping, and even stretching exercises.
If you are interested in trying out some of these TRX exercises designed specifically for senior exercise programs, then check out the video series I’ve created below.