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What The StrongLifts 5×5 Workout Tracker Does:
- App will tell you how much weight to lift each StrongLifts 5×5 Workout
- Easily record weight/set/reps achieved on StrongLifts 5×5
- Auto-deload if you hit a plateau on one of your lifts
- Keep track of bodyweight + dates of workout
- View history of past workouts
- Works in lb and kilograms
So you won’t need to take pen and paper with you anymore to the gym… and the app will do most of the thinking for you so you can focus on the lifting. If you’re an iPhone user: just make sure you use the airplane mode – this isn’t an excuse to start picking up the phone when training (that’s why I recommend the iPod).
This App Looks Amazing! But Much Will It Cost Mehdi?
It will cost nothing. The StrongLifts 5×5 Workout Tracker will be 100% free. Here’s why: what you measure you can improve. I strongly believe that you’ll get even better results with StrongLifts 5×5 if you track you workouts, and I want your success story because of the bragging rights. That’s why the 5×5 report always came with spreadsheets. This app will just make tracking a lot easier so I believe it’s essential part of StrongLifts 5×5.
Okay I’m Sold! Where Do I Download This Mehdi?
It’s going to be available on iTunes very soon. The StrongLifts 5×5 app is made, I’m just waiting for Apple’s approval and then we’re good to go. So it should be available around Christmas time. I’ll put a message here as soon as it’s up so you can download it for free and start using it.
P.S. Regarding Android: after talking with an android developer about this, I decided to not pursue android at this moment and stick with iphone/ipod. Here’s why: the Android platform is fragmented – different phones, different screen sizes, etc… and this makes it more complicated to support as a result.
My advice is to get an iPod Touch. It doesn’t have phone features, so this way you don’t get people texting/phoning you when you’re in the gym, and you don’t get distracted during your training.