April 17, 2023
Fitbod is all about helping our users improve their fitness over the long haul. That’s one of the reasons we track your progress. Another is: we want you to see how far you’ve come. Watching your numbers go up month after month is a major motivator for you to keep going!
Over the next few weeks, iOS and Android users will notice a major revamp of Fitbod’s Exercise History and Records. You’ll now be able to better see, celebrate, and analyze just how well you’re doing.
They might look a little familiar… The good-lookin’ graphs from our Year in Review are back! They were such a hit that we didn’t want to hide them away all year. Now, you can easily see, celebrate, and analyze your numbers whenever you want.
(And yes, Android users, that means you’ll soon have your much-anticipated personal record and streak celebrations to nudge you toward consistency.)
Read on to learn more about everything packed into this big update.
Check Out Your Past Performances With Exercise History
Many of you like to peek at your past exercise performances when previewing a workout. Maybe you want to know if you’re getting stronger. Maybe you’re asking “What did I lift last time?” or “When was the last time I did this move?” Any way you cut it, we’ve got you covered.
It’s now easier than ever to see your past performances across several metrics and timeframes. To access your exercise history, tap “Trends” in the upper right corner of your screen, scroll below any exercise, or tap the three dots next to the name of any exercise and tap “Exercise History.”
From there, you’ll see charts showing your trends for that exercise across up to 7 metrics (learn more about each metric here):
- Estimated Strength (formerly known as Projected 1 Rep Max)
With these new charts, you can also select over which timeframe you want to view your trends, so you can get the level of detail you want:
You’ll also see a Results tab with the exact reps and weight for each set of your recent performances for that exercise, as well as any records:
Celebrate With Fitbod’s Revamped Records
We like to celebrate after a workout…and before one. Starting a workout is half the battle. So, we celebrate that too. But, we know it’s definitely worth a cheer when you hit a personal best or extend a streak.
With this update to Records (formerly known as “Achievements”), both iOS and Android users will be able to see and celebrate exercise milestones for Estimated Strength, Weight, Volume or Rep Records, or for hitting your weekly workout goal.
Keep an eye out for these updated graphs when you finish your routine, but no sweat if you don’t have the time then. You can always find these graphs in the Log Tab—just tap into the workout you want to relive.
Share Your Wins
We see you sharing your wins on social media… Those screen shots are cool and everything. But, we wanted to make your records look like the celebrations they are! So, tap the share icon to post them wherever your cheering section hangs out.
You can share right after a workout, or go back into the Log Tab and share an earlier workout.
Q: What exactly do each of these metrics mean?
A: Get definitions of each metric here!
Q: What should I be looking for in my Estimated Strength chart?
A: In general, if you’re consistently lifting weights that challenge you, you should see an upward trend in your Estimated Strength metrics. However, there will be ups and downs along the way. Lots of other factors can influence your trajectory. Learn more about how to interpret Estimated Strength here.
Q: Why did you change “Projected 1 Rep Max” to “Estimated Strength”?
A: After talking to a bunch of our users, we discovered that many didn’t know or understand what “Projected 1 Rep Max” meant or how it applied to their goals and progress. Since strength is the most important metric for the majority of our users, it was important that we made this metric as clear as possible. “Estimated Strength” is easy to understand and makes sense as something to track. Note that although the name has changed, we’re still calculating it the same way we calculated Projected 1 Rep Max.