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Circuit Training vs. HIIT – What’s the Difference?

Bronxville Daily Voice features a bylined article by Max Castrogaleas, MA, CSCS, TSAC-F, EP-C, FMS, exercise physiologist at HSS, on the differences of Circuit Training and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and how to know which option is right for you.

Castrogaleas wrote when performed correctly, both can have benefits of cardiovascular and metabolic health. Circuit training is comprised of 8-12 stations to target all the major muscle groups, and each station is completed for repetitions or time. HIIT is done at a maximum effort, and the work to rest ratios can vary depending on intensity and exercise selection. The higher the intensity, the shorter the exercise time.

Castrogaleas concluded performing intense exercise with poor form or technique could lead to injury, underscoring the importance to consult a qualified healthcare professional (such as an exercise physiologist) before beginning any new form of exercise.

Read the article at Dailyvoice.com/new-york/Bronxville.