Difference Between "Circuit" and "Series" in a Workout

"Series" and "Circuits" are distinct types of Workout formats you can use for your athletes to go through a Workout. 

A "Series" (recommended for Drills) guides athletes through Workout Activities in a sequential order. In other words, an athlete will complete an entire Activity and ALL of its included sets set BEFORE moving on to the next one. For Example:
  • An athlete will complete Set 1 of Activity 1
  • Then move on to Set 2 of Activity 1
  • Then move on to Set 3 of Activity 1
  • And so on, until all sets of Activity 1 have been completed for each included Activity in that given Series
  • Then the athlete will then go back to complete all sets of Activity 2 included in that Series

 

A "Circuit" (recommended for Exercises) instructs athletes to move through the Workout Activities one set at a time. For example:  
  • An athlete will complete Set 1 of Activity 1
  • Then move on to Set 1 of Activity 2
  • Then move on to Set 1 of Activity 3
  • And so on, until Set 1 has been completed for each included Activity in that given Circuit
  • Then the athlete will then go back to complete Set 2 of each Activity included in that Circuit
This is also sometimes referred to as a "Superset".

You can have anywhere from one to an unlimited number of activities included in each Circuit or Series within your Workout. Your workout may be one big Series or Circuit, or multiple Series or Circuits within one Workout