Each time you click "add block" you'll have the option to add an exercise or circuit from our library or you can create your own exercise or circuit. Each option will accomplish a different outcome.
Let's quickly review when and how to use an Exercise or a Circuit.
Exercises, like the Back Squat and Bench Press, allow a coach to prescribe every set, rep, and load, and athletes can track that data in their profile.
When you add an exercise to a workout, an athlete will record their specific progress and their progress is recorded in a journal entry.
If you program strength or accessory work for your athletes, adding an exercise or a pair of exercises is the best way to get that done.
Here is a quick video that will get you up to speed on how you can create add exercises as you create workouts in TrainHeroic.
You also have the option to add Circuits when you're building workouts...
Circuits, like a warm-up or cool-down, allow you to simply type instructions and movements that you'd like the athlete to complete and do NOT require athletes to record every set and rep.
In fact, a circuit can be done simply for "completion" like in the case of a Warmup.
If you'd like, you can still track 1 variable when programming a circuit.
For example, if you programmed a traditional CrossFit Metcon, like Fran, you'd want to record the total time it took to complete Fran.
If you have any questions about how and when to use Exercises vs Circuits, just let us know.
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