WOULDN'T IT BE COOL IF IPHONE HAD THIS APP?.... OR DO THEY??

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 19, 2009 2:58 PM GMT
    Wouldn't it be cool if your IPHONE could be a pocket fitness coach...

    You would plug in your AGE, WEIGHT, HEIGHT and current picture.

    Then you would pick a picture of the type of body you wanted (SEE RJ GUYS)

    Now-your phone would tell you what to eat each day including snacks (it would ping ya)

    It would tell you what your workout would be. Including reps, sets, and a video demo of it.

    Most importantly, if you slipped up, you could plug in that you had three beers and battered chicken tenders, and the ICOACH would adjust accordingly. It would also tell you how much longer you had to achieving your chosen picture body.

    Now all you RJ guys that have nice bodies-would you like this app or would you end up throwing your IPHONE out the car window?.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 19, 2009 6:20 PM GMT
    I don't think it's great idea. It's not a totally bad idea either. But everyone's body reacts differently to diet and exercise. One diet/exercise routine may work for some guys, but not for others.

    I think too many guys depend on the guidance of trainers, fitness mag routines, and gimmicky apps to do all the homework for them. It's a little counterproductive to do exercises that you're told to do, without knowing why you're doing them.

    The key concept that a lot of guys don't get is that you need to experiment and find what works best for you. And that means educating yourself about proper eating and learning about different exercises. It also means you need self discipline to make it all happen.

    After a little trial and error, you should be able to lock in the right diet and exercise routine that your body responds to. And then you'll see progress.

    But I do agree with the visualization part. It helps to have a goal or ideal body type to shoot for. It helps tailor your routine, and you won't waste any time doing unnecessary exercises.

    When you get more experienced, you won't need an app to help you reach your fitness goals. The knowledge in your head is all you need. icon_cool.gif
  • creature

    Posts: 5197

    Jun 19, 2009 6:40 PM GMT
    Is there an app that you could use to keep track of the exercises you've performed and the diet from day to day? And maybe a notes section for additional comments.

    I just noticed that the iPhone 3G S came out. And I love the video edit features. Of course, how it performs is a different story. I just wish I could have Verizon service.

    Edited to add:

    I don't mind keeping track of my progress on paper. But just curious if there is an app with similar features.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 19, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    I want someone to create a very small device that you can attach to the body that will automatically collect a broad set of data and run it through an "expert system" (a term from the AI field) to give day-by-day advice.

    The expert system would have to represent the current knowledge base of people like nutritionists and personal trainers. The device would need to be able to capture as much as possible: Ideally, everything that a nutritionist and personal trainer would need to know to give advice.

    The funny thing is, the expert system part of this idea is doable with todays technology... I think we're a long way from having a single small device that can gather all the relevant data though.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 19, 2009 6:55 PM GMT
    Try iFitness ... it gives you the excersizes for each body part and has routines for different programs/goals ... it also has a log for you to track your workouts ... its pretty cool
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 19, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    creature saidI just noticed that the iPhone 3G S came out.

    Yeah, we just happened to be at a mall this morning, and the Apple store had a huge line outside it, with security guards and crowd barriers. My partner wondered if it was a sale (from Apple?) but I correctly guessed it must be the 3G S debut. Most people in line had made online reservations to be there for an advanced sale. Apparently high interest for it in Fort Lauderdale, I'm still considering one.

    As for apps, I've had the diet & calorie guides available for years, but not convinced they're all that beneficial for the effort. I pretty much know what to eat or not. Likewise with a fitness coach app, having been a college PE instructor for several years.

    The thing I have found helpful is simple charting of the key trackable elements of a health program, to graphically illustrate trends over time, and with different diet & exercise programs as I experiment with them. But that I do on the home computer, doesn't need to be a handheld app.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 19, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    creature saidIs there an app that you could use to keep track of the exercises you've performed and the diet from day to day? And maybe a notes section for additional comments.

    I just noticed that the iPhone 3G S came out. And I love the video edit features. Of course, how it performs is a different story. I just wish I could have Verizon service.

    Edited to add:

    I don't mind keeping track of my progress on paper. But just curious if there is an app with similar features.


    YES ! And it is free!

    "Lose it!" is the name of the app and it is great

    read about it at

    www.loseit.com
  • creature

    Posts: 5197

    Jun 19, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    Thank you LBLtn09 and xuaerb for the app suggestions. I'll download those two. Though I won't put them to use until I get started. Right now I have a lot of information to digest before I officially begin.

    Red_Vespa, I'd love to be in your position where I'd know what to eat, but at the moment I'm under-eating. I'm way below the 2,000 calorie diet. So I think it's best for me, at the beginning, to micro-manage the numbers and the exercise by logging it in a device that I keep handy. And hopefully it'll become second nature.

    Most likely I will also track my progress in a logbook, in case I need to add something the apps don't provide room for.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 19, 2009 8:59 PM GMT
    I like iFitness too. It's particularly easy to log sessions without carrying around a pencil and paper.