circuit resistance training


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cir·cuit re·sis·tance train·ing

(CRT) (sĭr'kŭt rĕ-zis'tăns trān'ing)
Modification of standard strength training emphasizing relatively light load (40-60% of maximum strength) and continuous exercise to provide a more general conditioning to improve body composition, muscular strength and endurance, and cardiovascular fitness.
Synonym(s): circuit training, circuit weight training.
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Riek, DPT, PhD, and colleagues entitled "How 'healthy' is circuit resistance training following paraplegia?
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