Bodybuilding isn’t always the easiest form of exercise. It’s tough, it’s strenuous, and it can take a heavy toll on your muscles (no pun intended…ok maybe). Not to mention tracking your progress and knowing when to up your weight can be difficult. Thankfully, it can be made a little simpler with the help of a smart phone and a bodybuilding apps. In fact, there are 5 bodybuilding apps in particular that are sure to help you in and out of the gym. Those 5 bodybuilding apps are JEFIT, Weight Lifting Videos, Gym Genius, BodySpace Social Fitness, and MyFitnessPal.
JEFIT is actually one of the most popular bodybuilding apps out there in the smartphone world. It provides you with over 1,300 different exercises with descriptions and animations to help make sure you are doing them correctly. You are able to create your own personal workout schedule and track your progress throughout each daily workout. Plus you can track your overall workout progress as well as share the data with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and email.
Weight Lifting Videos is unique because it provides you with the highest ranked bodybuilding videos to help teach you how to carry out exercises correctly, as well as teach you new ones. An awesome feature about this app is that it ranks the videos it offers by quality so you only are shown the best of the best limiting the amount of time you waste searching for an ideal video. It also has a trending feed that allows you to discover new and popular videos. Two other features this app offers is the exercise journal and photo log, which helps track your daily progress.
Gym Genius says it all in its name. It really is a gym genius as it allows you to easily track your workout progress. It requires minimal data entry and all you have to do is enter the sets, reps, and weight as you workout. Plus it allows you to see past sets and personal records as you workout, and automatically tracks new records. Another cool feature is that as it collects your workout data it has the ability to turn it into an interactive graph or log showing you the areas where you are strong and places you need to approve. Not only that, but it also tracks your weight and body fat content so you’ll know when you need to cut back or bulk up.
BodySpace Social Fitnessoffers a full line of training programs offered by professional trainers, PhD’s, and athletes. You can choose a program that is right for you based off your gender, age, number of workouts you want to do per week, goals, and experience level. But, if you’re not ready for a program quite yet, this app also offers thousands of exercises you can choose from to customize your own workout. This app tracks all your progress and allows you to share the data with all your friends.
MyFitnessPal is popular not necessarily for its bodybuilding workout abilities, but because it allows you to track your food intake and workouts so you know exactly how many calories you’ve consumed versus how many you’ve burned. Bodybuilders love this app because it helps them know when to eat more and when to cut back. Plus it has daily journal entries and reminders to make sure you’re tracking your progress. And of course, you can share your information with your friends so they can motivate you along the way.
All of these apps are helpful if you’re looking to take it to the next level in your bodybuilding routine. If you haven’t used an app before, go check these out and see which one or ones are perfect for you!