Circuit of the month: August

13th August 2020

In our SquashSkills ‘Circuit of the Month’ series we bring you a brand new squash-specific conditioning session every 4 weeks, to help freshen up your physical training and give you some ideas for new exercises and training methods.

Circuits are a fantastic method of training for the squash player, perfect to use to optimise available time and to get maximum impact from your workouts.

For August’s circuit, we’ve got a multi-element session combining speed, power, and endurance, to help boost your fitness ready for a return to squash!

For the circuit you’ll work through 3 different exercises, taking a minute break between each. The duration of each exercise is slightly different, as each drill focuses on a separate element of your fitness.

There’s no additional rest included at the end of each cycle of the 3 exercises – the 1min rest period is maintained throughout. You’ll go on and complete a total of 4, 6, or 8 sets depending on your level of conditioning. The session page introduction contains all the details you’ll need, along with technique videos for each of the component stations.

For those looking for more training ideas, we’ve got a number of great squash-specific circuits for our members here on the site. Circuits are a great way to structure your training, inherently flexible and modifiable to allow you to target a wide range of different fitness elements including speed, endurance, and power.

Check out the August circuit and technique videos here.


Circuit Overview

STATIONS: 3
WORK PERIODS: Various
REST PERIODS: 1min
SETS: Foundation: 4; Intermediate: 6; Elite: 8
REST BETWEEN SETS: 1min


 

Gary Nisbet

B.Sc.(Hons), CSCS, NSCA-CPT, Dip. FTST
SquashSkills Fitness & Performance Director

Make sure to warm-up properly before your circuit sessions!

Check out this series where Gary teaches you his 3 stage warm-up to be physically prepped and ready.

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