All Fitbod users have fitness goals, varying from simple get-in-shape goals to advanced weightlifting and everything in between. Your own target fitness goals and unique profile are what make your Fitbod experience successful in helping you meet those goals.
The 6 types of fitness goals on Fitbod are:
Choosing Your Fitness Goal
When you first enter your information in your Fitbod Gym Profile, you choose a fitness goal that best matches what you are looking to accomplish.
The titles of the fitness goals are self-explanatory, but what do you pick when your doctor has told you to exercise for your heart health or when you want to lose weight? The app doesn’t list fitness goals for every possible objective – that would be a really long list!
Therefore, you’ll want to look closely at the goals below to help you choose one that is the closest fit for your individual situation.
Selecting a fitness goal guides Fitbod in recommending your personal plan of exercises and cardio (if you have turned on Cardio Recommendations). The app will have you working muscle groups in a balanced manner over time, as well as getting in some cardio. Cardio duration is higher in the more general fitness goals (General Fitness, Strength Training, and Muscle Tone) than the other goals (Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting).
Let’s break down each of the goals below:
1. General Fitness
General Fitness is a good choice for you if you don’t have a specific goal in mind and just want a satisfying workout at the gym. It’s great for losing weight or gaining muscle. This is a total body program using a wide variety of equipment that works your muscle groups in different ways. Cardio is about 16 mins in a 1-hour workout.
2. Strength Training
Strength Training concentrates on exercises that help you get stronger, move better, and build muscle mass. You might choose this also if you want to lose weight. The focus is on the large muscles of the chest, back, legs, and shoulders, with the occasional triceps and biceps exercise. Your workout includes compound movements that activate multiple muscle groups, such as doing squats that calls on your quads, glutes, core, and calves. Cardio is about 12 mins in a 1-hour workout.
3. Muscle Tone
The Muscle Tone fitness goal aims to help you improve your all-around muscle tone, just as the name suggests! This goal is also a good choice when you want to lose weight. You will keep your heart rate high with exercises that work all your muscle groups with a good mix of compound and isolation exercises, higher reps, and shorter rest periods. The cardio component here is higher than other fitness goals, with about 25 mins in a 1-hour workout.
Bodybuilding focuses on building and defining your physique. The typical routine generally has high weights and medium to high reps with the occasional low rep scheme. Bodybuilding incorporates a substantial amount of accessory work, which includes a focused effort on individual body parts, including biceps, triceps, shoulders, glutes, and more. You can set what training splits you like; if you choose full-body, the app will recommend accordingly based on your exercise history, muscle recovery, and other settings. Cardio is only a small part of this plan, with about 9 mins in a 1-hour session.
Powerlifting is for those who want to build strength and movement in the Bench Press, Squat, and Deadlift. Recommendations are generally for higher weights and lower reps. This goal offers both upper/lower and full body splits. Cardio is short, with only about 6 mins in a 1-hour workout.
6. Olympic Weightlifting
Olympic Weightlifting provides training for just two lifts: The Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. The goal is to be able to complete each lift with as much weight as possible in one try. You will work on both strength and technique with compound movement exercises that engage both upper and lower body muscle groups in full body splits. This goal recommends more sets and fewer reps, and cardio is only about 6 mins in a 1-hour workout.
So, what fitness goal do you pick when your doctor has told you to exercise for your heart health? Good options are Muscle Tone, General Fitness, or Strength Training. Each of these provides at least 12 mins of cardio; be sure to turn on the Cardio Recommendations setting in your profile.
With this review we have given you some insight into each of Fitbod’s fitness goals. Now you can feel confident when choosing the goal that fits you best!
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