Jefit: the best bodybuilding app

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    Jun 27, 2011 7:16 PM GMT
    I love this app and use it to track my workouts effectively. I would suggest this to anyone who doesn't mind spending 3 dollars on an app (think about how much you spend on supplements or a gym membership)

    Anyway this app has tons of exercises to choose from and create your own workout routines. You can even create custom exercises and download other jefit Users' routines.

    With this app I can see, in a visual line graph format, if my total volume and 1 rep max for each exercise is going up or not. Plus it gives me a "to beat" chart indicating number of reps I must do for each weight to beat my 1 rep max. Plus it has a scrolling wheel for entering info so less typing! And lastly it shows how to do the exercises with an animation and a short description.

    It keeps me motivated and gives me a goal to beat each week. Remember don't push yourself too hard to beat ur max or it could result in injury.

    So any other jefit users?

    And to prove I don't work for jefit or something if you guys have found better apps then post them. There are a few cons to jefit such as no calorie counter option (its purely for working out, not general bodybuilding) and the 3 dollar price is cheap, but free is better.
  • Kwokpot

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    Jun 28, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    I don't use it for tracking; instead, I use it to provide me with a variety of excersies for every body part. the best part is it SHOWS you HOW to do each excerise, using basic animation.
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    Jun 28, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    The animations are cool for trying new exercises, but when you do bench/incline presses ever week (well some weeks are dumbell press, but w/e) you eventually won't need any reference, you will know to have feet firmly on floor, back touching the bench, overhand grip, dont lock arms, ect, ect, ect.

    What I find most useful is I won't always remember what amount of weight I lift each week.

    So using the tracking feature depends on what you are going for in your training and how good your memory is

    Say I lift 50lbs x12, 60x10, 70x7 last week. I would probably try to do the same weight this week just to be safe before moving the weight up. If I now lift 50x15, 60x12, 70x8 then I know next week to use 60,70 & 80lbs. Without this app I could not remember this information for every exercise I do.

    Also knowing last weeks "score" is something you can aim for and push yourself for. Just be careful and don't sacrifice form. But on say exercises like pullups that are not really dangerous (at least not for a 24 year old in average shape), I know I can do 16 in a row and can try to push myself and get 17 or more each week. Just don't cheat and enter in half reps. Gotta maintain data integrity if you want honest info icon_eek.gif

    Also seeing how far your strength has improved over time in graph form is cool for a science geek.
  • blitsseun

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    Jul 07, 2011 9:21 AM GMT
    It has been a great motivator for me. I'm a cronic gym slacker and true to form, my phone is in for repairs this week and I haven't been to the gym. I'm still new to everything in the gym so get intimidated quickly, but with Jefit I get to focus on the routine and using the animations I don't feel like a complete noob.

    Thanks Jefit. And if you buy now, for a limited time only you'll get to show of your phone in the gym and appear superior to the notepad and pencil folks.icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 07, 2011 12:33 PM GMT
    I downloaded I muscle and it looks pretty cool. I just started building routines but am sorta stuck in a machine vs freeweights, cardio or no cardio world at the moment.
    Just got back from vacation and then came down with a cold so sorta off track too.
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    Feb 19, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
    I just started using this app and it took me 2 weeks to figure it out and now I LOVE it, and now I can push myself a little more each week,,
  • michaelf2011

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    Feb 26, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    I use the app and love it! It gives me a good way to track my routines since I'm doing the 12-week strength foundation routine and it changes every week. Also tracking my measurements has really helped to keep my motivation up!
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    Feb 29, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
    Thanks for the recommendation. I have a system I really like using a small 3 x 6 in loose leaf, but I downloaded this to try it out. The sync to the website works real well. There are two major things missing that people have mentioned on the forum that they said they are working on. First, a way to export data or reports so you can look at your workouts or do analysis, and second, a way to search the database of routines. Having a big database and the ability to share routines but no way to search is very limiting. Probably not a big deal to me as I will generally create my own routines.

    One thing I was not aware of was a way to magnify the screen if the fonts are too small. The app doesn't seem to support the expand and pinch gestures on the iPhone, but if you go to Settings, General, Accessibility, and turn Zoom on, then in any app, 3 finger double tap zooms, keeping at least 1 finger on, moving up or down adjusts the zoom, then 3 finger double tap turns the zoom off. In the zoom mode, 3 fingers moves the screen around.
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    Mar 02, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    I use this app myself, its great!
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    Mar 22, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    MUCH prefer FitnessFast or GymBuddy.
  • Tritimium

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    Mar 22, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    Yeah, I've been using JEFIT for a few weeks - still in the trial phase, but I'm pretty happy with it. I might explore some of the other recommendations above out of curiosity.
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    Mar 26, 2012 2:20 PM GMT
    I've been using this for half a year and I find it easy to use and it keeps me on track.
  • xebec75

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    Mar 28, 2012 5:06 AM GMT
    TrojanAthlete saidMUCH prefer FitnessFast or GymBuddy.

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    Apr 01, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    I use Fitocracy. Very pleased with it. Easy to use interface and lots of possibilities to make submitting data that much easier. It's free and there's a lot more cool features. Check it out for yourself. This is the homepage:
  • Buddha

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    Apr 02, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    Damn it. Why can't I just get the RJ workout plans on this app?
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    May 13, 2012 9:02 AM GMT
    Started useing JEFit this week - LOVING it so far!