Circuits are a great method of training, perfect for squash players to use to optimise time and get maximum impact from their workouts.

We’ve recently launched our new ‘Circuit of the month’ series, FREE for all registered members! 

For April’s circuit, we’re working on power, an attribute extremely important to the squash player in terms of optimising on-court movement. More powerful athletes accelerate quicker and move more explosively, enhancing their pace onto the ball in both attack and defence.

You’ll work for no more than around 20secs on each of the drills, but keeping to around 2mins rest before you move onto the next. To improve power, each exercise needs to be carried out with consistency and quality, generating as much force with each rep as possible.

Once you’ve completed all of the drill stations you’ll rest for 2mins, and then repeat the circuit again for a total of 2 to 4 circuit sets (depending on your level of fitness). 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 April power circuit and technique videos here.


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-Circuit Overview-
STATIONS: 4
WORK PERIODS: 20 secs
REST PERIODS: 90-120secs
SETS: Foundation: 2;  Intermediate: 3;  Elite: 4
REST BETWEEN SETS: 2min


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

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