What are Fitbod Exercise Pages?

Over 10 million users have used the Fitbod app to access strength training routines and experience fitness results by practicing over 1600 individual exercises across including strength training, endurance, and cardio workouts. Now, you can view Fitbod’s professionally created exercise videos, instructions, and proprietary exercise rankings for free on the web

How did we create Fitbod Exercise Pages?

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First, the Fitbod app offers an extensive library of over 1600 exercises, available on Fitbod Exercise Pages. These exercises cover a wide range of categories including strength training, bodybuilding, mobility, quickness, agility, and cardio. The library includes demonstrations by professionally filmed personal trainers using over 80 different pieces of equipment

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Second, the Fitbod app has been used by over 10 million users for more than 8 years, resulting in billions of logged exercises. This vast user base provides one of the largest and most detailed fitness data sets available. The data includes metadata about each exercise, such as difficulty level, targeted muscles, and movement patterns. Additionally, we can analyze how different individuals perform in terms of reps and weights for specific exercises [Link].

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Lastly, Fitbod has developed a proprietary score to assess the strength of individual muscle groups based on a user’s Fitbod usage. Fitbod users can track changes in their muscle strength scores over time for various muscle groups, including Quadriceps, Glutes, Hamstrings, Lower Back, Triceps, Shoulders, Chest, Abs, Back, and Biceps. Using this data, we can determine the effectiveness of each exercise in contributing to muscle strength gains.

Who created Fitbod Exercise Pages?

Abhilash Kuduvalli is an experienced product design lead skilled in guiding design direction across different problem spaces and stages of product development. He excels in working with cross-functional teams, mentoring designers, and has a strong background in designing for various platforms and industries including Gaming, Healthcare, and Fitness.
JP Michelsen started his fitness journey in sports, eventually transitioning to weightlifting and developing an interest in exercise science and psychology. Having competed in collegiate track, he now imparts his fitness knowledge and experience through Fitbod.
João Portela is a passionate Software Engineer focused on creating engaging, user-centric products. His unique background enhances his approach to product design and development.
Jesse Venticinque brings over 15 years of experience in consumer product strategy and UX design to Fitbod. With a background that includes working at Linkedin, Slideshare, Altschool, and Predictify, he has been instrumental in leading the product and design of Fitbod, a platform recognized by Apple and highly reviewed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fitbod Exercise Pages

How Fitbod Ranks Exercises

Ranking by Popularity: “Sets Logged”

Popularity refers to the number of times Fitbod users have logged a single set of an exercise.

More than 10 million users have logged billions of exercises with the Fitbod app. This extensive data enables us to display the frequency with which our over 1,600 available exercises are logged.

We present this data under the metric “Sets Logged”.

“Popularity Rank” refers a stack ranking all exercises based on the number of sets logged

Ranking by Muscle Strength: “mScore”

mScore measures how good an exercise is for building strength in a given muscle. It uses three things to calculate:
  1. How much strength you gain from each exercise set.
  2. How much an exercise affects your muscles.
  3. How often top users do the exercise.
mScore is displayed from 0-100 scale, with 100 representing the most effective muscle-building score. We use this scale to rank exercises by Muscle Strength. We create mScore by looking at our Fitbod app users’ strength before and after they do an exercise. The more strength they gain from an exercise, the higher its mScore. We also check which exercises are common in strong users’ routines and give those higher scores.

How does mScore and popularity differ?

mScore shows how effective an exercise is for getting stronger. Popularity shows how often it’s done. Some exercises might not be popular but can have a high mScore, meaning they are really good for strength building.

How Fitbod recommends Reps, Weight and 1 Rep max?

Over 10 Million users have logged billions of exercises with the Fitbod app. From this massive data set, we can predict how much reps or weight a given person can lift based on their demographic profile. Demographic profile includes Gender, Age, Height, and Weight.

We use machine learning and AI to constantly re-evaluate and fine-tune the accuracy of our Reps, Weight and 1 Rep max recommendations based on the usage of the Fitbod app.

We list out of the recommended Reps, Weight and 1 Rep max by a user’s fitness experience: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced. We derive a user’s fitness experience based on how long they have been practicing strength-training.

Learn more about how Fitbod calculates 1 Rep max and our Estimated Strength score: https://fitbod.me/blog/estimated-strength/

How is “Exercise Difficulty” determined?

Our on staff personal trainer, JP Michelsen (BA Kinesiology, NASM Certified Personal Trainer) has categorized each exercise under Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. The difficulty of an exercise to perform includes the complexity of Movement. Exercises that involve complex movements or coordination are generally harder. The Stability Required is also a factor, with some exercises require maintaining balance or stabilizing the body. Other factors include Range of Motion, and body position.

There are two ways to determine related exercise
  1. Same Target Muscle: The related exercises match the primary muscle targeted and fatigued by a given exercise. We then rank related exercises by Muscle Strength or mScore.
  2. Same Equipment: The related exercises match the same required equipment of a given exercise. If a given exercises requires more than 1 piece of equipment (for example, Dumbbells and Flat Bench), we first list exercise that match all required equipment. If we can’t find candidate exercises that match both, we then list exercises that match one piece of equipment. We then rank related exercises by Popularity.

How is “Exercise Difficulty” determined?

The one muscle group an exercise will primary strain when performing.

What are Secondary Muscle Groups

The set of synergistic muscle groups that will need to engage to support an exercise operating on the primary muscle group.