My fellow iPhone cult members…here’s an iPhone app that just might be the ultimate training tool. It’s called Gym Buddy, and it enables you to effortlessly track your workouts in a number of ways. You can keep track of all the various exercises you do in a given workout, then log in the exact set/weight/rep combos as you train. You can also immediately reference exactly what you did – again, by weight and number of sets and reps – over the last five workouts. This alone is invaluable because, let’s face it, without those hard numbers right in front of us, it’s easy to fall into that comfort zone of doing a similar amount of weight, for a similar amount of reps, on similar exercises. Gym Buddy keeps you honest.
You can also track other things, like day-to-day bodyweight, workout history, total weight lifted per workout, training frequency, average number of reps, per set, per session, and on and on it goes. You can even split your logging up between weight training and cardio work.
Sure, there is an aspect of training that should be free-flowing and intuitive. But I’ll tell ya, unless you’re training for a basic level of conditioning where you’re looking only to maintain your present level of fitness – in the end – it’s all about the numbers.
Best $3.00 I ever spent, people. Hell, this program alone is almost worth getting an iPhone if you don’t already have one! (Spoken like a true cult member, right?)