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Apps for tracking weight lifting

DMarkSwanDMarkSwan Member Posts: 56 Member Member Posts: 56 Member
I haven't looked at MFP's strength training tracker lately, maybe it's improved but really doesn't seem suited for tracking strength gains.

What do you use? Why?

I'm looking for a good set of standard exercises to code from.
Tracking sets and reps.
Various graphs to judge progress
And after going through two phones in quick succession, an online account where the data is stored.
The ability to export that data would be nice as well.


  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Member Posts: 39,610 Member Member Posts: 39,610 Member
    Honestly, every app I've ever tried was more hassle than it's worth. I just use a notebook.
  • goal06082021goal06082021 Member Posts: 1,669 Member Member Posts: 1,669 Member
    I also just use a notebook tbh.

    LiftVault Dot Com has tons of resources though, including links to free Google Sheets for basically any popular lifting program you can think of, which you can save yourself a copy of to your local Google Drive. Some of them are pretty sophisticated, calculating rep ranges/1RM/etc for you; others are less "smart," basically just tables with exercises and spots for weight/reps, and you just fill them in as you go. You can still use the data to generate graphs if you like graphs, you just gotta do that part yourself.
  • DoubleG2DoubleG2 Member Posts: 70 Member Member Posts: 70 Member
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    Honestly, every app I've ever tried was more hassle than it's worth. I just use a notebook.

    Same - I log my progress with a small notebook. For MFP tracking purposes, I log 'strength training' under Cardio and log elapsed time. I find entering data into Google Sheets from a phone cumbersome. I suppose one could transpose notebook data to excel or sheets for charting purposes. I'm much too lazy for that.
  • nossmfnossmf Member Posts: 1,595 Member Member Posts: 1,595 Member
    Another vote for pen and paper.
  • DMarkSwanDMarkSwan Member Posts: 56 Member Member Posts: 56 Member
    I liked fitnotes until I lost my data but it looks like they added data backup to the last release so if I can get my old phone's data to the new one I'll switch back.

    Using Strong now. Both are fairly simple to use but fitnotes has more data analysis (I'm a dork) for free.

    I also love spreadsheets so that's a tempting option where I could create my own graphs. (Okay, a huge dork)
  • heybalesheybales Member Posts: 19,229 Member Member Posts: 19,229 Member
    I like Fitnotes too.

    Yes backup on new version.

    I use spreadsheet for calculating new %1RM and other details on individual lifts, for when seasons and training changes. But tried logging and there and I guess I just didn't want to do the setup.
    That was pre-google sheets though - so maybe more useful now.
  • thatsmejbthatsmejb Member Posts: 83 Member Member Posts: 83 Member
    I've haven't found one that works well, just use notepad on my phone.
  • davew0000davew0000 Member Posts: 124 Member Member Posts: 124 Member
    I use MFP while at the gym and log it in an Excel spreadsheet when I get home.
  • AKTipsyCatAKTipsyCat Member, Premium Posts: 210 Member Member, Premium Posts: 210 Member
    I like using my 5x5 app, but it's specifically for that routine - so it's limited to those specific exercises.
  • ExpressoLove11ExpressoLove11 Member Posts: 328 Member Member Posts: 328 Member
    I recently started using fitnotes as I kept forgetting to buy new notebooks - its a pretty easy app to use
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Member Posts: 9,015 Member Member Posts: 9,015 Member
    RTS is free and perfect.
  • GaryRunsGaryRuns Member, Premium Posts: 456 Member Member, Premium Posts: 456 Member
    I've used Jefit forever. Is it perfect? No. Is it better than pen and paper? For me, yes. I like having graphs showing my progress, or lack thereof, without having to input something I wrote down into something else.

    It stores everything in the "cloud" so you don't generally have to worry about the loss of your data. Not saying it can't happen, but I've had jefit through at least 3 phones and a couple of tablets and never had a complete data loss. Although, sometimes having multiple devices signed in simultaneously has caused me grief so now I make sure I sync on my current device, log out and only then log in on another device.
  • mikethewritermikethewriter Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
    I use Simple Workout Log app.
  • Manga23Manga23 Member Posts: 46 Member Member Posts: 46 Member
    I use Simple Workout Log app.

    Same, works well for me.....calculates your 1RM. Simple but a very good log app to work with.
    You can import / export your data and download an excel sheet if you want.
    edited July 6
  • ohlendorf81ohlendorf81 Member, Premium Posts: 3 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3 Member
    Gym Streak, been using it over 2 years. They have pre set workouts but you can also create your own. Set rest reminders, write notes, build supersets.
  • doubleplay_643doubleplay_643 Member Posts: 155 Member Member Posts: 155 Member
    I use Jefit. I have tried them all and Jefit has everthing I need and more
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