My Favorite Gym App
Sometimes going to the gym can be daunting. When you're first starting out, the easiest thing to do is jump on the treadmill for 30 minutes and call it good. Maybe you use the weight machines every now and again, but its random and without a plan. I definitely used to be one of those people. Lifting weights is an essential part of the workout, but I never really knew what to do, or how to create a routine. Enter: GymStreak
I love GymStreak because it creates workouts for me and eliminates the guess work. When you download the app, you put in your information. From there you can select how many days a week you want workouts, the length, your level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) and then you're ready to go. The app also has options to exercise refresh, so you can change exercises each week or whatever your preference is. I have mine set to 6 weeks so I can build up each week on the same routine and then have it switch.
Here's an example of my weekly sessions:
Another feature I like, is that you can swap out exercises within the plan. The app will automatically populated exercises that will work the same muscle group for you to choose from.
If you're uncertain about how to execute a move, you just click the picture and there will be a 360 animation of the move. This allows you to get the full picture of how to perform the exercise and minimize injury.
Lastly, each exercise move will have preset reps and sets. You can adjust this to be whatever you want. If it says 3 sets of 10 and you want 4 sets of 15, just change the numbers! As you perform each exercise, you can keep track of the sets by clicking the check mark on the right hand side. This will log the set and start the 1 minute rest timer automatically.
I've been using this app for 2 months, and I really enjoy it. So, if you also don't know what to do at the gym, I suggest checking it out.