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Frequently Asked Questions
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How is your facility different from other circuits?
Other circuit training systems try to create a complete workout by having you jump from a strength machine to a cardio machine every 30-60 seconds. The result is a clasic compromise - not enough strength training and dubious cardio benefits. The Keiser system uses a full, cardio workout first followed by a carefully ordered muscle strengthening exercises. The Keiser program is the only system that includes a full stretching program.
How is your program set up?
You start with 13-15 minutes on a piece of cardio equipment, setting the resistance so that you reach your target training zone. After a two-minute rest, you alternate upper and lower body strength exercises with at least 30 seconds of stretching between each machine, to maximize your recovery time and results. You finish with a 4 minute active rest. When exercising, you want to stimulate muscle and burn fat, which can be done in less than four hour a week.
As we get weaker with age and inactivity, we lose flexibility. And strength training alone is not enough to properly shape and tone the body. What's important to posture and joint alignment is to selectively strengthen and stretch specific muscles. The Keiser Training system allots a full 80 seconds of active rest between strength exercises to give you time to stretch the muscles that need it most.
Why weight training?
Lifting and lowering weight stimulates muscle growth. Resistance training also stimulates your metabolic rate - the rate your body burns fat. You need to train intensely enough to force the muscle to adapt and grow. During a workout, you slightly damage muscle fibers, then your body uses energy to rebuild those fibers. With an effective weight training workout, you'll acturally tap the dormant energy in fat and use it to fuel the rebuilding of muscle.