SPIN THE WHEEL

Trendy multi-cir­cuit classes have you change up equip­ment and moves—bounc­ing from car­dio to strength to drills— ev­ery few min­utes. With diver­sity comes pluses and mi­nuses…

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YOU WIN! + Short, in­tense bursts of ac­tiv­ity (à la HIIT) rev your me­tab­o­lism—and novel moves boost your mood too. + You’ll have train­ers at many sta­tions to show you tech­nique— a bet­ter stu­dent-teacher ra­tio. + You might end up lov­ing an ex­er­cise you’d never tried be­fore, spurring you to add it to your mix. YOU LOSE

– Per­form­ing new ex­er­cises, es­pe­cially in a busy place, slightly ups your risk for in­jury. – You may not have time to get in enough qual­ity reps to reap a move’s full re­wards—if the work­ing mus­cle group isn’t tired by the in­ter­val’s end, it likely won’t elicit change.

– Rest in­ter­vals are strictly timed and not adapted for your fit­ness level, so if you need ex­tra breaks, you might fall be­hind. BOT­TOM LINE

Try a va­ri­ety sesh as a HIIT work­out once a week to stave o„ bore­dom. Just keep up your other ac­tiv­i­ties—con­sis­tency is key.

Source: Dixie Stan­forth, PHD, se­nior lec­turer in ki­ne­si­ol­ogy, Univer­sity of Texas at Austin GRAND PRIZE: A FIT­TER BODY MEDICINE BALL SLAMS DUMBBELL STEP-UPS BATTLEROPE WAVES 200-ME­TRE ROW BENCH PRESSES TREAD­MILL SPRINTS STAUQS LOTSIP XRT SPU-V E D S T F I L D A S G A B D N A

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