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Workout Creation Flexibility

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Voices: krwester, JuryDuty, stephenb, thechiman, and michel_v

May 30, 2008 2:48pm

krwester krwester
2 posts

The workout creation is very inflexible. More options should be added to be able to create more customized workouts that involve more than just x reps of x lbs.

 
May 30, 2008 2:50pm

JuryDuty JuryDuty
629 posts

Contributor

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Such as what? I actually found that to be a feature I liked about Gyminee since it was so simple. What do you feel is missing?

 
Jun 9, 2008 2:53pm

krwester krwester
2 posts

You know, the more I think about it, my only real objection is in the strength exercises. There are a lot of exercises that do not involve weights and the prescribed format for a set is number of reps at a certain number of lbs. But I suppose one just leaves out the number of lbs for those. So perhaps it was just my inexperience with the site.

 
Jun 9, 2008 10:57pm

stephenb stephenb
1260 posts
Staff

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But I suppose one just leaves out the number of lbs for those.

Yep, pretty much everything is optional as you create and track your exercises. We like the simplicity of being able to just leave out data, as opposed to adding the extra step of choosing a weight+reps versus a reps-only exercise.

 
Jun 11, 2008 2:39pm

thechiman thechiman
1 post

I would like the ability to tie exercises together as supersets. I would also like to group together exercises to be performed on certain days (e.g. chest day, back day, etc.) I would also like to add exercises to be performed weekly (for example, I’m currently doing a 12 week program where the exercises change every week.)

Eric

BTW, love the site. Digging the iPhone webapp too. It’d be nice to see a native app if you guys are thinking about doing something for the app store :)

 
Jun 11, 2008 3:14pm

stephenb stephenb
1260 posts
Staff

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I would like the ability to tie exercises together as supersets.

We’ve always shied away from supersets because it’s one of those things that makes sense in real-life, but is kind of difficult to translate and visualize on a computer screen. Do some people have a good vision of what this would look like?

I would also like to group together exercises to be performed on certain days (e.g. chest day, back day, etc.)

A good way to do that is to put them in separate workouts, they could even be named “Chest Day”, “Back Day”, etc.

It’d be nice to see a native app if you guys are thinking about doing something for the app store :)

I would love to see a native Gyminee iPhone app also : ) I don’t want to say too much about when (or if) you’ll see one for Gyminee, but it’s definitely something that’s on our minds.

 
Jan 22, 2009 5:42am

michel_v michel_v
28 posts

Bad Ass

Stephen. I can see supersets working very easily on the computer screen. It could be a header that you can customize, say:

Superset – Lats
a) Lat Pulldown
10×50
10×60
10×70
b) Cable Rows
10×50
10×60
10×70

For added flexibility, the resulting ‘superset’ could be saved like recipes/workouts are saved, so that you can add them in easily to other workout.


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