Today, I thought I would share with you one of the many apps that I use on my iPhone. Cody and I are back in the gym these days lifting weights. I never thought I’d enjoy working out at the gym and lifting weights as much as I do. (Ok, the truth is I enjoy and “curse” it- often at the same time.) one of the things that has really helped me is the GymBio app.
This app has a number of features that I don’t use- keeping your measurements, setting goals, and a social piece. I use it for tracking what I’m doing, taking useful notes, and keeping track of time between reps.
Once you get your exercises entered, it’s really simple to use. You add them to the log and then you can just copy and paste your sets from day to day. A lot of times I’ll copy and paste all of the exercises I do and see what I get done.
One of the things that I love is that I can move to a machine and set it up for me easily. I make notes about the seat position and other adjustable items. I know immediately what weight to use- or I know I can raise if it feels like it’s time (sometimes I’ll even note that I want to try more weight next time)
I also appreciate that it helps me remember how many sets I’ve done because after a while it all becomes a blur- especially on things that have a right and a left side or the horizontal calf where I do sets with both feet and then single legs.
It also has a built in timer that starts when you finish the a set and stops when you push the start button for the next set. When you reach the rest from last time it starts to vibrate. So, if it was 45 seconds the last time I did this exercise, it’ll start to vibrate at 30 seconds. This is really handy.