HYLETE's circuit training program designed for a lifestyle of functional fitness that strives to maximize its effectiveness through a combination of endurance, strength, and cardio circuits while minimizing the time commitment required. The energy and effort must be put into the program to achieve the results, but the goal is to make the time spent as efficient as possible.
The primary goal of functional fitness is to facilitate a healthier, happier life. So, for that reason, we have created the following axioms that are applied to the Daily Circuit
- Create camaraderie
- Minimize the risk of injury
- Focus on basic movements that emulate real-life situations and/or facilitate real-life needs
The HYLETE Daily Circuit is designed to be executed at 80-90% of max output so that participation in other athletic and/or fitness endeavors can be intermixed and enjoyed and NOT be impeded due to excessive soreness or injury.
Moreover, the secondary goal is to enhance other endeavors. While the HYLETE Daily Circuit can be a great addition and/or entry into other Athletic Endeavors, it does not attempt to make someone a better Powerlifter, Olympic Lifter, Gymnast, Bodybuilder, etc. These endeavors along with other ones like Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track, Golf etc. have very specific needs and require a magnitude increase in time commitments to fully achieve even intermediate proficiency and, in many cases, do so without increase in potential injuries.
Each Daily Circuit consists of a series of Movements, where a Movement is simply an exercise that has a defined set of standards and reps.
When you complete each defined Movement (typically there will be 6 per Daily Circuit) you have completed one Loop of the Circuit. Each Circuit has an allocated time period, and the goal is to complete as many Loops as possible.
The equipment required for the HYLETE Daily Circuit includes:
- Jump Rope
- Wall Balls
- Abdominal Mat
- Pullup Bar
- Standard Barbell with Bumper Plates
- Running/Walking Space
Most gyms will have these pieces of equipment readily available, and when not, other items can be substituted to complete the circuits.
The Daily Circuit is also comprised of a warm-up and cool down period. The warmup routine is designed to be dynamic movements coupled with lower rep counts of the Circuit itself.
The Cool Down routine is designed to allow the body to cool down more gradually and statically stretch muscles while they are warm and pliable. Prior to the Cool Down routine there is an optional Bonus Terminal that is designed to allow you to get some other key benchmark exercises completed, but can also be skipped if you haven’t the energy or time to do so.
The typical HYLETE Daily Circuit follows this time allotment:
- Warmup: 15 minutes
- Circuit Time: 20 minutes
- Bonus Terminal: 5 minutes
- Cool Down: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes