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The Best Weightlifting Apps of 2020 (part 3)

Posted by Marie Curtis on
The Best Weightlifting Apps of 2020 (part 3)

Best for Beginners: Fitbod

In the beginning, Fitbod asks for your weight, height, abilities, goals, and some more. Then, it bases on the information you input to build a custom weight training program for you by using a super-smart algorithm. As you log more and more workouts, the algorithm will get smarter. It will adapt and create workouts designed to push you harder.

This app literally fills in the sets, reps, and lifting schemes that you need to perform to see results. In addition, it removes any uncertainty or possibility of discomfort. This is the reason why Fitbod is so great for beginners. Fitbod is quite the similar of a digital personal trainer.

Best for Detailed Workout Logging: Gymaholic

Gymaholic is an app for tracking weightlifting workouts. It is no-frills, yet somehow incredibly detailed. You can track any type of workout set, such as supersets, drop sets, tri-sets, circuits, pyramid sets, sets to failure, and more. It also allows you to tag your weightlifting workouts by types, including TRX, strength, and bodybuilding.

In addition, Gymaholic supports tracking of your one-rep maxes, heart rate during workouts, body measurements, body composition, other personal records, and much more. It integrates with Apple Watch and the Apple Health app so you can see all your data wherever you need it.

Best for Minimal Equipment Workouts: Sworkit

Sworkit is one of the best fitness apps for iPhone. It is there for you when you are in an overcrowded gym or in a hotel gym with a lack of equipment, or any other place where you can’t complete your usual routine. Sworkit is also a great app for busy professionals who don’t have much time, parents who need to practice at home, and travelers who often have limited space.

With Sworkit, you can filter workouts by goals, time, and level of difficulty. If you’re feeling creative, you even can create your own workout by pulling from the app’s exercise library.

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The Best Weightlifting Apps of 2020 (part 2)

Posted by Marie Curtis on
The Best Weightlifting Apps of 2020 (part 2)

Best for In-depth Information: Fitness Point

The free and pro versions of Fitness Point both boast expansive exercise libraries, complete with text descriptions, images, and clear explanations of how each exercise affects your muscles. The more popular exercises also feature video animations to ensure that you lift with good form.

Tracking-wise, Fitness Point provides a comprehensive workout log feature in which you can add reps, sets, weights, rest intervals, the date, and notes. The notes section is very helpful for logging things such as “had a couple of drinks last night” or “only slept six hours” to help users look back and understand the patterns behind their workout performance.

This app also supports workout building, so you can set up routines to use if it is convenient. Fitness Point is also available for Apple Watch, so for those who use iPhones, they don’t even need to use phone during workouts.

Best for Veteran Weightlifters: Strong

Strong helps weightlifters with an amazing suite of features: You can discover new exercises since it’s easy to get stuck in a rut); watch instructional videos (since even the pros need refreshers); customize rest timers so you stay on track; and save any workout as a template to complete again (since no one wants to fiddle with numbers over and over).

On top of all these things, you can also chart your weightlifting progress over any custom date range for any exercises, and track your body weight, body composition, and other body measurements you pick up to log. Strong supports weightlifters who enjoy various workouts with tracking features that allow you to log different types of exercise, from assisted body weight to compound to isolation. You can also track with accuracy as well as tag sets as a warm-up, failure, or drop sets

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The Best Weightlifting Apps of 2020 (part 1)

Posted by Marie Curtis on
The Best Weightlifting Apps of 2020 (part 1)

If you find that most fitness apps are too little or too much for your workout goals, please check out this list of specialized weight-oriented apps focusing on realizing gains and introducing with you the right way to put on more muscle.

The Best App for Simple Workout Tracking: Simple Workout Log

Simple Workout Log is an app that offers a very simple yet functional way to track your weightlifting workouts. It is perfect for the those who wants to spend more time lifting but less time fiddling with an app. This app features almost all the features you may expect: Its minimalistic approach helps you to enter your exercise, how many reps and sets, and the weight you used. You can organize your exercises by creating routines or adding them to categories. The routine feature is very helpful if you usually do the same workouts like a basic powerlifting session.

Simple Workout Log is available both on the Google Play store and on desktops, but the iOS version of the app hasn’t come yet. In the meantime, iPhone users can access Simple Workout Log on any mobile web browser. 

The Best App for Learning New Exercises: Jefit

Jefit is an excellent weightlifting app for those who like a visual refresher of exercises. It features a robust exercise library with photos and videos of real people praticing the exercises. With above 1,300 exercises in the library, you can find almost whatever you need when you feel unsure about a movement.

The app also has a routine planning feature that helps you to build out your workout routines for a week and beyond. There are also pre-built weighlifting routines if you don’t feel like making your own (since let’s be honest, programming workouts is hard work).

If you want to track your workouts, use Jefit’s tracking feature to log exercises, sets, reps, and weight, as well as a workout timer to keep you on track by counting down until your next set.