I am taking a break from in my day to briefly show my reader / subscribers of MichaelDadourian.com, my use of an app, that tracks my weight training.
The app is called FitNotes and no, they did not cut me a check for the promotion. Most people that know me well, or have come to know me through my website and work, know that I very rarely endorse any brand. For me to do so, means I truly see the merit and usefulness of it.
For years, I used to bring my pad of paper, with my list of exercises to the health club, in order to list my sets and reps. The problem with that was two-fold. One, it is not very convenient and two, it does not automatically tally statistics.
FitNotes will tally statistics, like a total volume breakdown of my working sets, along with personal records along the way. It is a great motivator as you will see in my screen grabs below.
When my clients are training with me, I try and always put in perspective, just how much weight they are pushing and pulling throughout their workout; this is especially important if one of the client’s primary goals is to gain strength or muscular endurance. If they are working with a 10 pound dumbell, for a set of 15 repetitions, then they moved around 150 total pounds, in one working set! 150 pounds is much more than just a 10 pound dumbell!
As you can see above, FitNotes shows me what percentage breakdown of each body part trained. This can be helpful throughout my months, to make sure I am not neglecting body parts. FitNotes also showed me a total rep number, along with my total volume; yesterday, early morning, I had my way with 38,230 pounds or 17340.836 kilograms.
To put that in perspective, a typical, full-sized bus weighs about 33,000 pounds and a Cadillac Escalade weighs 5,000 pounds. I moved the equivalent of both, with just upper body work! How do you move a mountain? I believe the answer is, one stone at a time.
I used to have FitNotes on my other phone but I unfortunately was unable to save my work from before. There is a way to save and so FitNotes does a good job of giving users the option to backup their work.
I will take you all on my 1,000,000 pound journey. I will share screen grabs periodically. Most likely when I reach, 100,000, 250,000, 500,000, 750,000, and 1 million.
Let me know what you would like me to cover in the next fitness blog of Michael Dadourian Training.