A well-designed circuit training routine can be a beneficial addition to any endurance athletes training program
At one point, many endurance athletes avoided strength conditioning for fear it would be detrimental. However, studies have shown that this is not the case and even heavy resistance training can aid endurance performance.
Long-term strength endurance is required by athletes such as distance runners, swimmers, cyclists, triathletes and rowers for example. Sports such as soccer and filed hockey also require good muscular endurance, but the intermittent nature of these sports requires short-term strength endurance and it is developed in a different way.
Alternatively, if its just general fitness you require, see these sample circuit training workouts.
Here the parameters for designing a circuit training routine for an endurance event:
The following circuit training examples show how the parameters above alter within the suggested ranges for various sports:
The sample programs above focus only on muscular endurance development through the use or resistance exercises. The circuit training routine below however, combines strength exercises and endurance exercises. Its useful for individuals who dont have the time to take on separate strength and aerobic endurance training programs:
Warm up - 10 to 15 minutes of light jogging
Cool down - 15 minutes of easy jogging, stretching