The technology exists to make our lives easier – and it does it really well. One of the examples are applications for our smartphones that can even replace individual trainers. But still, even with the help of technology the, whole work has to be done on our side. There’s no way around it. However, there are some mobile apps that will help us get fit quicker.
Remember that if you have absolutely no idea about exercises and diet – don’t think that these apps can replace eating the right foods for exercise, a good exercise plan, and good bodybuilding supplements. . They will help, but you still need to do your research. It’s definitely better to ask for advice from an experienced bodybuilder or seek the help of a dietitian. The same goes with exercises, it’s best to learn them under someone else’s eye – YouTube tutorials and “training programs” (if you can call them that) alone and photos from google aren’t enough. However, if you necessarily want to seek help on the Internet, it will be much easier to visit specialist forums – at least read some posts about exercises and diet published by practitioners, and not interns rewriting texts found on the Internet without reflection, just to satisfy their publisher before the deadline which is usually around summer or New Year’s Eve.
Apps for exercises should be treated as an addition, an assistant that will help you maintain the regularity of exercises, tell you the number of repetitions you need to do or allow you to keep a diary of meals. But the most important thing is that you have to exercise, exercise and exercise
Okay, let’s get to the point – here’s the list of 6 best workout apps as well as my personal favourite apps.
Even the free version is one of the best and most versatile training apps. It utilizes the GPS, so you can record the exact distance travelled while cycling or running, sum up the distance after the exercise and determine the calories burned. It also has a nice feature that allows you to use routes designed by other users, the app also have some simple social options, like sharing your results on your facebook wall. The premium option gives you access to many helpful statistics and functions during training and it’s really worth it.
You can find Endomondo on the Apple Store and Google Play
One of my favorite, although it has nothing to do with exercises. However, the physical activity alone without combining it with proper nutrition won’t bring the expected results. MyFitnessPal is simply a meal log where you can write everything you eat. The program will then count the calories and compare them with your daily goal. At the same time, it has an excellent barcode scanner, thanks to which you can quickly and accurately add many products into the logbook. You can also add your Endomondo profile to it, so for example, the workouts from Endomondo will also land in MyFitnessPal and the app will calculate the amount of calories you’ve burned.
You can find MyFitnessPal on the Apple Store and Google Play
Abs workout A6W – flat belly at home
A6W is a popular exercise for abdominal muscles, although opinions about its effectiveness are divided. Some people say that it really “burns” the abdominal muscles, some say that the results are very satisfactory, but only if the exercises are performed regularly, conscientiously and correctly. The application should help you in this, thanks to a clear planning of exercises for particular days of the week. The “voice coach” also works well, and thanks to it there’s no need to constantly look at your smartphone.
You can find Abs workout A6W – flat belly at home on Google Play
7 Minute Workout
Very user friendly application containing interesting sets of 7-minute exercises based on High-Intensity Circuit Training (HICT), which works very well if you plan to improve your cardiovascular performance. One set consists of 12 exercises to do in 30 seconds with 10 second breaks. No additional accessories are required, just a little space, a wall and a chair.
You can find 7-minute exercises on Google Play
HIIT – Interval Training Timer
Would you like to try out more interval exercises? These exercises are divided into periods of intense and moderate effort. If so, then the HIIT app is a perfect match for you. Thanks to the built-in schedule and the reminder function, this app will help you to keep an eye on the regularity of your exercises. An extensive timer will help in doing the exercises. The app can also be used for Tabata, Fartlek, Kettlebell training, jumping, meditation, yoga and many other fitness exercises where a timer is a must.
You can find HIIT – Interval Training Timer on the Apple Store and Google Play
Workout Trainer: Fitness Coach
A set of exercises, during which you will be guided by certified trainers – both in the form of audio, photo and video instructions – which will help you understand the rules of specific activities and the correctness of your workout. The program has several levels of advancement, so everyone will find something for themselves, both total amateurs and people who are already exercising for some time and are looking for additional advice and regularity, which is easier to achieve thanks to this app. It’s one of the most popular workout apps and it has already been downloaded more than 10 million times from the Google Play.
You can find Workout Trainer: fitness coach on Apple Store and Google. All those are known for the best workout apps to make your health fit.
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