* Fixed bug where the timer button was getting stuck.
Ratings and Reviews
You really must read the book...soak on it. Figure out your starting weights and then get going. I did weight training in my 20's and I wish I would have had this book. Now I am mid 50's and everything is a struggle...workout recovery, injury recovery, etc. However, if you take it slow, take time to recover, stretch each workout day, reread the book occasionally, then you can set yourself up for a lifetime of greater strength and fitness. This app goes a long way toward helping with the goal. It is easy to use. Look through everything before you start and backup to the cloud weekly.
Update: still a great app for starting out. It does all the thinking...warm up weights and reps, timer, etc. The big drawback is when you are ready to move beyond the novice SS routine, the app is not capable. You cannot increase reps beyond 5 nor sets beyond 3. So if you move to Texas method or H-L-M, then you must find another app. I have found nothing like this one where I set my work set weight and the app fills in warmup, timer, etc. So yes it is a great app, but you will either quit or move beyond novice which means finding another adequate, but less than desirable, app.
Great training log (1 year of use)
This is my favorite training log (especially since I’m doing starting strength and this is tailored to the program). The app automatically alternates workouts each time you login, increases the weight on a lift for the next workout, calculates the plates you add to the bar, etc. It makes it really easy to track all the reps and weights you lift so there’s really no excuse not to have a detailed training history. You can even type in quick notes for a lift. The other feature I really like is that it automatically generates graphs showing the lifts you’ve done, the date you did them, whether you were successful, and your body weight.
This app takes your mind of the logistics off logging your work and lets you focus on more important things like getting those calories in and hitting those PRs. Happy Training!
The timers and counters are very useful. A written log is always better but in this modern age our mobile devices have become part of our daily life even for logging data and information. I hate to say it but if this is where our future is heading then we to take these things more seriously and continue to push for improvements in these apps. I love that it accurately calculates your warm up reps for you. Still would be nice to be able to customize reps and sets for intermediate exercises and add exercises to the workout like barbell rows. Maybe even log personal info about rest, recovery, diet, or just how I’m feeling that day (basically eliminating the written log). The StrongLifts 5x5 app does do some of these things and is much more intuitive, but it does not calculate warm ups as accurately as this app. Also having digital access to key pages from the book and video Gifs of the Exercises is incredibly helpful. Keep it up starting strength, always room for improvement but this app is on the money. Thanks.
- Shabu Pty Ltd
- 65.2 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 17+ for the following:
- Unrestricted Web Access
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.