Used the iWOD Fitness App (224/366)

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.”
~ Vince Lombardi

 

Several years ago, Nick found CrossFit, and we were hooked.  Nick even lost 30 pounds (and last year put it all back on for one day to see how it would feel!), and dedicated an entire category of his INDT site to CrossFit-related posts.

As you may have gathered with me continuing the CrossFit category this year, we’re still into it.  CrossFit.com is a great resource, supplying a WOD (workout of the day), and featuring different articles that may be of interest to CrossFitters – and there’s a video library of different movements there as well.  Then there’s the CrossFit Journal, which has an abundance of articles and videos on everything CrossFit – and tons of other sites with lots more information.  Nick subscribes to many of them, and his RSS feed is filled with great stuff all the time.

But I like having the information readily available to me at all times, not just when I’m at a computer.  I know I can look up things on my phone, but that’s if my network connection is good, if I know what I’m looking for, and if I have the patience to sift through web searches on whatever connection I’m on to get to the information I’m seeking.  Though there have been apps made that tell you what the WOD is every day, there was never anything that really grabbed a bunch of pertinent information and had it for you all ready to go on your iPhone, until iWOD Fitness came along.  I found it today, and was ecstatic.  I downloaded it immediately and took it for a test run (kind of literally, actually).  And the best part – iWOD Fitness is FREE!

When you first open the app, you see the main page.  It’s got the day’s WOD, which is awesome, but as you scroll down, you see it also has training tips, and even recipes.  Awesome.

It also has articles of all kinds of CrossFit related issues – like some great science on the Paleo diet, and how CrossFit is gaining mainstream popularity.  And you can mark articles that you want to come back to, as favorites.  Cool!

I was really excited about this app.  And as if it couldn’t get any better – it also has timers!  There have been SO many timer programs I’ve downloaded to help keep time in my WODs – and this app has them built in.  Insanity!  This is so awesome.  “Choose your Destiny” … ha ha ha!  These are all useful timers for standard CrossFit workouts.  Along with the basic Stopwatch, there’s the Interval Timer where you can set the length of time for a round, and when the time is up, the timer starts counting down another round.  All you have to do to record reps is tap the screen.  Rad!  And there’s also the super helpful Tabata Timer, where you do 8 rounds of 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest between each round.  But it also lets you change the interval parameters, too!  Perfect for workouts like “Tabata This!”  Yahhhhh!  That is the sound of giddy terror, in case you didn’t know …

There’s also the WOD Toolbox – a with library of lots of different, standard CrossFit WODs, like “Fran” for example, and even videos on how to do lifts and movements.  All in one app, all easily accessible.  This is fantastic!

All that is FREE.  So awesome.  But there is one part of the app that you do have to pay to access.  In my opinion though, with all the other things in this app you get for free, I think it’s worth it.  One of the important training practices we have in CrossFit is logging all of our workouts – times and reps, for example – so we can measure how we’ve progressed over time through our training.  Along with “constantly varied, functional movements,” we also do power lifting and olympic lifting moves, so it’s always nice to log a PR (personal record) as well.

There have been many ways I’ve logged this information in the past: on a paper calendar, in an excel spreadsheet, in my iCal app – I’ve tried several different websites – and I’ve also tried logging with several different “weight loss/management” programs, both web-based, and iOS app forms.  They all worked okay, but there was never really one I was in love with – they were all lacking just one or two things that would have made them great.  iWOD Fitness has their “WOD Log.”  YES.

To include the log’s functionality in your app, iWOD only asks for 99 cents.  Such a deal!  You can view and add WODs from a list view, or the Calendar view (which I like).  I just copied the text from today’s WOD to paste into a new WOD record.

I pasted today’s WOD into my new WOD record details, did my WOD, and added my additional notes after the workout was done.  There’s even a button so you can add a shot of the “whiteboard” (what most CrossFitters use to keep track during their WODs).  Love it!  After logging today’s WOD, I even went back and filled in some older ones.  This is so AWESOME.

If you’re a CrossFitter, or are interested in it at all, you should really download iWOD Fitness.  So much information all at your fingertips, and at an absolutely unbeatable price.  Get it now!  3, 2, 1 … Go!

Related Links:
iWodFitness.com
CrossFit.com
CrossFit Journal

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One Response to “Used the iWOD Fitness App (224/366)”
  1. Ying says:

    That IS pretty awesome!

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