A Superset is where you perform two exercises back to back with little to no rest in between. The most popular version of the superset is to perform Opposing Muscle Groups. For example, you can do a set of pullups followed by a set of dips, so this way while you’re training your chest, your back is getting a rest.
A circuit involves performing 3 or more movements back to back with little to no rest in between. You can Perform Opposing Muscle groups, such as a – back, chest, leg sequence. Or you can do all movements for one bodypart.
But which is better for fat loss?
Well, lets look at what we want to accomplish when trying to Burn Fat. The goal is to move your body as fast as possible, and do as many tasks within a given period of time. In that sense, a circuit is far superior than a superset for fat burning.
Here’s a sample circuit you can try:
- Reverse Lunges x 12 reps each side
- Incline Pushups x 12 reps
- Squat and Press x 12 reps
Go through a few rounds of this circuit, and you will notice that a) you heart rate is going through the roof, and b) you’re training your entire body in a super short period of time. That is what we want to focus on when trying to burn fat.
Both Supersets and Circuits are used in Craig Ballantyne’s new fat loss workout called Fat Loss Switch. Click here for more information.