If you’re looking to be serious about competing in races and events, then a bit of weights work is going to go a long way as you will tone and condition the muscles to meet the endurance needs. Or maybe you just want to fill the sleeves of your T-shirt with strong arms, or get that six-pack you always promised yourself.
Gym Log Pro ($1.99) has ten preloaded workouts but you can also create customised training schedules so that you work and give sufficient amounts of rest to your muscles, as well as set reminders for yourself to make sure no workouts get missed.
iFitness ($0.99) offers an encyclopaedia of workouts that you can do either in a gym or at home with free weights, while Easy Weights Log (free) can help you keep track of what weights you are lifting so you can continue to build on your reps and weight. WeightCalc For Gym ($0.99) is a handy converter to help you switch easily between lbs and kgs as well as another way to keep track of your personal bests.
One of the most important things about doing weights is to be sure you’re doing it right, especially if you are planning on working out at home.
Weight Lifting and Weight Training ($0.99) is a comprehensive directory of workouts to match whatever you hope to achieve and a variety of techniques on how to do it right, both for maximum effectiveness and minimal risk of injury.
StrongLifts 5×5 (free) helps you keep track of both the lift and also the weight you are working from while for quick power lifting, TRepMax (free) is an easy way to fill in stats from a previous weights workout to calculate the best weight to use for you to achieve maximum effect with just 1 rep. Ab Workouts Pro ($0.99), and its sister apps Push Ups Pro and the newly launched Butts Workout Pro, can all over great sets of routines across a variety of abilities to target key parts of the body without the need for expensive equipment.
One of the best ways to cram an effective workout into a small space of time is Circuit training. iCircuit Training ($1.99) has 18 predesigned circuits with over 50 individual exercise to work from. Alternatively you can take some of those weight exercises from previous apps and instead of working with a set amount of reps, see how many you can do in 30 seconds.
Seconds Pro ($2.99) comes in handy here, as it is a customisable interval timer. You can set as many sets of exercise as you like, naming each one, specify the amount of rest between exercise and sets of exercise and even colour-co-ordinate the background for added visual guidance.
If by now you are starting to feel pretty smug and pleased with your new-found fitness, Para Fitness ($2.49) gives you a chance to train yourself against the standards of the best, with three different levels; recruit, soldier and Para. See how you like that.
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