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Technogym BIOCIRCUIT solution addresses the flaws of traditional circuit training

Technogym BIOCIRCUIT solution addresses the flaws of traditional circuit training
February 15, 2021

Technogym has introduced BIOCIRCUIT, a solution that its says provides the answer to the traditional flaws in circuit training and expands on them with the latest and greatest digital solution. The fully automated circuit guides members throughout their whole workout, not only where to go and how long to work for, but on specific loads related to their calculated one rep max calculator/strength level 1RM, repetition number and tempo, and range of motion.

It also pre-sets the equipment into position based on the individual’s anthropometrics.

Introducing the solution, Technogym advises “imagine a circuit where you just need to login once before working out in a structured program, with equipment that adapts to you.

“A completely guided experience, from station to station, where you never stop, never wait.

“This is Biocircuit”.

BIOCIRCUIT is backed by BIODRIVE technology, derived from aeronautical innovation, which allows the replication of up to seven different resistance types.

This BIODRIVE is able to generate adaptive resistance adjustments in response to movement (such as, position, velocity and acceleration) and with BIOCIRCUIT offering five types of workouts (plus has the potential to customise personal plans) to cater for a variety of needs, ability levels and demographics, it is ideal for sub 30-minute workouts.

Backed by Research 
With Perth’s Edith Cowan University having introduced BIOCIRCUIT into their health and fitness facility, they also actively using it as the methodology to conduct their research lead by Professor Robert Newton, Co-Director of the ECU Health and Wellness Institute and Foundation Professor of Exercise and Sports Science. 

Georgios Mavropalias, a PhD student interested in the effects of eccentric training on prostate cancer, uses BIOCIRCUIT every day to conduct his research, one involving prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen-deprivation therapy, and a future study involving cancer patients with cachexia. 

The primary outcome will be muscle mass and architecture changes following training, which is traditionally very difficult to achieve in cancer patients these populations. However, recent evidence has shown that overloading the eccentric (lowering) phase is the repetition, triggers muscle protein synthesis to a greater degree than conventional resistance exercise.

Among users of BIOCIRCUIT, key findings of its benefits included:

• More than 60% of people agree or strongly agree that BIOCIRCUIT provides them with a complete training solution. This is interesting as the research conducted was on a strength only circuit.
• More than 85% of people agree or strongly agree that BIOCIRCUIT provides them with targeted personal guidance. Value is gained from having a tailored experience, no one is the same so why should people settle for a generalised approach to training?
• More than 85% of people agree or strongly agree that BIOCIRCUIT helps them reach their goals. This suggests that specificity of training is apparent within the circuit and their associated program.
• More than 80% believe this BIOCIRCUIT is challenging, suggesting that the overload principle of training may be sufficient psychologically to keep members engaged and challenged.
• Greater than 85% of people agree or strongly agree that the testing included within BIOCIRCUIT was easy to perform. The tests occur at the start of the program and include range of motion analysis and strength (Isokinetic test). People nowadays want simple and effective solutions. 
• Around 80% of members would recommend BIOCIRCUIT to friends. Word of mouth is the most popular and cheapest form of marketing.
• 100% of people enjoyed using BIOCIRCUIT. Positive experiences are very important factors in exercise adherence. 
• Around 40% felt that BIOCIRCUIT helps them meet others and develop social skills, another important factor contributing to a complete wellness lifestyle, through positive mental attitudes. Groups can also help to hold people accountable to their goals.

Click here to contact Technogym Australia via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory. 

BIOCIRCUIT images courtesy of Technogym.

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