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Old 08-21-2007, 12:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking for a fitness app to track weight training and sports I perform every day. So far I have found Ascendo Fitness and Total Fitness from MOBITEQ. The former crashed on me and gave me errors twice so far while the latter has worked well except for a bug in the table where it stores reps and weights.

What are you guys using to track your exercises? I am also planning to buy one of these apps. What is the best place? Handango?

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Don't take this the wrong way but I hate when people carry around their phones at the gym. Unless your a doctor on call or the president why do you need it? Exercise should be to get away from everything. Use the good ole pad of paper.
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I am looking for a fitness app to track weight training and sports I perform every day. So far I have found Ascendo Fitness and Total Fitness from MOBITEQ. The former crashed on me and gave me errors twice so far while the latter has worked well except for a bug in the table where it stores reps and weights.

What are you guys using to track your exercises? I am also planning to buy one of these apps. What is the best place? Handango?

Cheers!
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I had the same problem with Ascendo. I tried ideaMatrix and have never looked back. This is what I do, for example, created a drawer labeled xxx8220;WOShoulders (deltoid)xxx8221;, then create folders for each deltoid exercise, Iso-Lateral BN Press, Arnold Dumbbell Press, Press seated Machine etc. Once those are created you can add notes to each exercise, weight used x reps.

The key is to setup your drawers and folders prior to working out then creating notes is a piece of cake when performing your exercise while you rest in between reps.
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Don't take this the wrong way but I hate when people carry around their phones at the gym. Unless your a doctor on call or the president why do you need it? Exercise should be to get away from everything. Use the good ole pad of paper.
I have a tendency to forget what weight Ixxx8217;ve use, this helps me keep in touch with what Ixxx8217;m using from day to day. Carrying around a pad and paper would get in the way, Ixxx8217;m already carrying around my towel and my universal storm drink.
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't take this the wrong way but I hate when people carry around their phones at the gym. Unless your a doctor on call or the president why do you need it? Exercise should be to get away from everything. Use the good ole pad of paper.
It's possible to track your exercise and nutrition without bringing your cell with you into the equipment area. I use my memory (i.e. my own brain) and a desktop pc excel application that I wrote to track total caloric/protein intake/consumption as I am targeting a very specific lean mass goal.

However, currently I carry a little sheet of paper around with my weight lifting routines. This will soon be replaced with technology --

I've looked at blackberry applications, but have settled on a fitness watch instead (geared toward weight lifters.) The watch will track my heart rate while working out and also my actual workout routines via a website where I can add/edit specific exercise sets and reps and then update the information in the watch.

I haven't received the watch yet, but expect the display to show something like this as I go: "Squats, Set 1 of 3, 14 reps, 90 lbs" (and then you click a button to tell the watch you've completed the set and on to the next.)

What would be really cool would be to integrate: 1) fitness watch data output (i.e. heart rate and exercise information from each workout), 2) segmental body composition test results, and 3) nutrition information (blackberry would be *great* for tracking nutrition intake) to project a date you will reach your fitness goal (so you can ramp up or just maintain based on your current fitness level and projected goal date: such as the date of an athletic event.)

-C

note: the watch is the women's version of the Polar F55 and the segmental body composition is from the Tanita BC-545

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