7 Circuit Workouts for Endurance Athletes

Over the past few years, the number of bootcamps and CrossFit gyms offering high-intensity workouts has grown dramatically. If you're short on time, then circuit training is a perfect way to knock out a quick--but effective--workout.

Almost all circuit workouts will engage the entire body, and it's not all about strength training. Even though it's short, expect some tough moments throughout the workout when your lungs are on fire and your muscles are quivering from fatigue.

Besides feeling fit, there are some nice side benefits as well. Circuit training, when done right, will throw your metabolism into overdrive and burn tons of calories. Also, if you're bored with your current workout routine, circuit training can provide some fun and challenging variety.

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Erik Taylor

Erik Taylor is the premiere NASM-certified trainer for runners, cyclist, triathletes and fitness enthusiasts in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. A CrossFit Level 1 instructor, corrective exercise expert and performance enhancement specialist, Erik focuses on functional training. A former competitive cross country and track athlete, Erik understands the commitment involved in being an endurance athlete. Find him at Taylor's Fitness, on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter @Eriktaylorsfit.

Erik Taylor is the premiere NASM-certified trainer for runners, cyclist, triathletes and fitness enthusiasts in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. A CrossFit Level 1 instructor, corrective exercise expert and performance enhancement specialist, Erik focuses on functional training. A former competitive cross country and track athlete, Erik understands the commitment involved in being an endurance athlete. Find him at Taylor's Fitness, on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter @Eriktaylorsfit.

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