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TRI_BABE
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3/29/12 5:36 P

I used to seriously lift but now am just getting back into it for sports training, but may try your method someday.

I tried an app today (Android) and it worked OK, but I kept the phone in an armband I use for running, and it's not the most convenient to take off and put on, so maybe like a waist strap ? or something would be better. I am leery of not having the phone attached to me in some way. I just know I (or someone else) would drop a weight on it if not or I would forget it somewhere.





CLICKMASTER1
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3/29/12 4:53 A

If you're serious about strength training and are training to absolute muscle failure, you'll be able to see small up and/or down changes in your performance if you stop counting reps and start timing yourself. What determines when it's time to increase the resistance is not the number of reps but the time the muscle/s is/are under load. Using a stopwatch to measure your set duration will allow you to see tiny increases in strength which would otherwise be lost in the set-to-set variations in how your reps are performed. I personally don't use cell phone apps because I might drop a weight on it. Just saying...


Good luck and good health!!








TRI_BABE
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3/28/12 10:03 P

Ok, I think I will try one. I really am afraid of breaking my phone in the gym though.. or forgetting it somewhere!!



SP_COACH_NANCY
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3/28/12 7:25 P

You betcha...two of my favs are Full Fitness and Gym Buddy...so easy!

Coach Nancy



TRI_BABE
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3/28/12 7:02 P

Do you use a smartphone app to track weight training (sets/reps/weight)?

I've always used a notebook and pen. I can see advantages to using your phone but knowing my luck, I'd drop a weight on it, LOL!!



 
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