I usually don't review apps, but I'm getting something good here, so time to give back. Great way to follow the Starting Strength Linear Progression. Good settings to customise weight increments (kg and lbs) rest timer, and turn optional assistance exercises on and off. Notifications to add assistance work and join the forums are cool. Exercise descriptions and animations. You really get everything you need to start instantly, even if you're waiting for your hardcopy of the blue book to ship.
A bit few options regarding exercise choice. Cannot swap Power Clean for Rows as described in 3rd edition of the book. And tracking chin-ups, when you can't even do one with just bodyweight, is unintuitive to say the least. Should be more options for it. Otherwise great app that does exactly what it says.
The is is the best app for novices beginning Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength program. I'm an almost 30 year old novice working on my linear progression. I tell ya, the program is a beast and if you follow it correctly, you too shall morph into a beast, in the most awesome of ways. This app keeps it simple, it keeps track of your training and progress and has helpful tips and reminders to help you make the most of your training. Not to mention the forum where you can get help, training tips, support, or just share how brutal your last session was, but you kicked ass anyway. Great app, great community. Thanks!
This got me under the bar in a method that has kept me on track and helped avoid injury. I'm a 47 YO novice and I'll be doing a bodyweight DL (205#) on my next session which will be the 12th since starting. I hurt my back almost 3 yrs ago DL'ing less weight but the SS Program has gotten me strong fast. Just Follow The Program and keep loading plates.
Unless you're the most basic of novice, don't bother. This app is seriously limited in function to the most basic program. Very disappointed considering the relatively high price tag of the app. I understand the strict adherence to the program, but there needs to be some more intermediate and advanced options. The free spreadsheet available on the web has more to offer and adaptability. Fair app if you're a complete novice. The app will keep you on track. Unfortunately, you'll quickly out grow what this has to offer. I'm dropping my rating to a 2. Any support beyond very basic SS is ignored. I've seen numerous requests and numerous replies indicating that more intermediate options will be added, but never really addressed. This app is way overpriced for what you get. For the $, I want more user customization. If you're going to charge a premium, give users what they want or request.
The app worked perfectly until the recent update that changed the interface. Now it's extremely laggy to the point of being almost unusable (it takes between 10s to more than a minute for any button press to register).
* When logging in, you will be prompted to backup.
* Fixed bug when sharing todays training progress would show the video icons, not the training progress.