New Paradigm Circuit Training

by Juan Carlos Santana |  Date Released : 07 Jul 2006

  • Introduction
  • Fitmoves equipment – medicine ball, stability ball, band
  • From fitness to the elite sporting realm
  • How to appeal to all sports with a circuit training model?
  • Dividing sports into 15 categories, each with 20 exercises
  • Must be functional
  • Function is limited by core stability
  • Lengthen hip flexors, strengthen the lower back
  • 4 pillars of human movement – locomotion, level changes, pushing and pulling, rotation
  • Biomechanical function – energy system training
  • Working on time – not reps
  • Everyone working for POWER output
  • 30 seconds of work – 15 seconds of transition
  • Individuality – everyone working at their best
  • 100% is 100% no matter who you are
  • Single phrase coaching
  • Simplicity is best
  • Watch overshooting the “functional” challenges
  • Fitmoves as a conditioning tool
  • Fitmoves exercises as a strength tool
  • Circuit in power development phase
  • Traditional with power move pairing
  • Power metabolic phase
  • Within the model, categories stay the same – progressions can change
  • Time efficient, cost effective - not end all be all but powerful tool for modern day training arena!

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Juan Carlos Santana

About the author: Juan Carlos Santana

Juan Carlos Santana received his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Exercise Science from Florida Atlantic University. Carlos is the director and CEO of the Institute of Human Performance in Boca Raton Florida. Carlos’ professional responsibilities have included serving as the Chairman of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Sport Specific Conference, the NSCA Florida State Director and as a member of the NSCA Conference Committee. He has also been involved in the certification programs for the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) and USA Weightlifting. Carlos has taught Sports Training Systems and Strength Training at Florida Atlantic University and is currently involved in several ongoing research projects. Carlos is currently the Sport Specific Conditioning Column editor for the NSCA Journal. He is a member and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA, a member and a certified Health Fitness Instructor with the ACSM.

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