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 SquashSkills ‘Circuit of the Month’ series, to give you a brand new squash-specific conditioning session each month to help boost your physical training.
For October's circuit ?we're focusing on speed and acceleration, using short sprints and rapid changes of direction to help develop your on-court movement.
For the circuit, you'll work through 3 different exercise sets/stations of brief high intensity efforts interspersed with moderate recovery periods, allowing you time to recover and maintain a high quality of movement.
Once you’ve completed all of the 3 exercises, you'll rest for 2mins and then repeat the circuit again for a total of 4 to 6 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 October circuit and technique videos here.
WORK PERIODS: 6 reps
REST PERIODS: 45secs
SETS: Foundation: 4; Intermediate: 5; Elite: 6
REST BETWEEN SETS: 2min
Gary Nisbet - B.Sc.(Hons), CSCS, NSCA-CPT, Dip. FTST
Squashskills Fitness & Performance Director
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