What are supersets, alternate exercises, and circuits?
If you have been looking at the different colored rows on a workout plan and found some terms that you’re not famililar with, you’re in luck! We’ll explain how each one works below:
What is a Superset?
A superset, is a combination of two or more exercises for which you complete the set for the first exercise, and then move immediately on to the sets for the next exercise without taking a break in between.
To perform a superset, first you must complete all of the reps for set 1 of exercise #1. Then, without resting, move immediately on to all of the reps for set 1 of exercise #2. Keep going until you have finished set 1 for all of the exercises within the superset (this will vary depending on the number of exercises that are in your superset).
When all of the reps for set 1 are completed, rest for the amount of time specified in your workout plan. After resting, begin set 2 of all the exercises in the superset. Continue until you have completed all the sets for each exercise in the superset.
To learn how to superset exercises in the Workout Plan Creator, click here.
What is an alternate exercise?
If there are alternate exercises showing on your workout plan, that means your trainer has given you options for changing things up!
It may make things easier or harder, or give you an option to add weight resistance or just go with bodyweight.
When you’re in the logger, you’ll see the alternate exercise options on the “Log Exercise” view:
Simply tap to expand and view your options, then tap “Use” to change to that exercise.
Now you can log as usual with the newly chosen alternate exercise!
What is a circuit?
A circuit is a group of exercises that you need to do for a certain amount of time, a certain number of rounds, or both! Look for an indicator for rounds and time to see what you need to do.
For example, if the circuit calls for 3 rounds of 5 minutes, you should complete the prescribed number of reps for each exercise in the circuit, then move on to the next exercise. Continue doing this until you’ve done it for 5 minutes – that’s round 1!