Getting results from workouts might be simpler than you think. By looking at the scientific consensus when it comes to physical exercise, Myworkout GO cuts through the clutter of workout fads and overly complicated training routines to focus on exercise that is actually effective and can be done by anyone.
At the heart of Myworkout GO is a precise way of evaluating your physical fitness. By looking at the amount of work you are able to do during a regular high intensity interval workout, the app calculates your maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and biological age. These are the most important measures of physical health we have today.
VO2max is on average reduced by 1% every year after the age of 20. It is however possible, with the right type and amount of exercise, to reach and stay at the same VO2max as an average 20 year old (biological age of 20) until you are in your 80s. For most people, just two 4 by 4 minute interval sessions a week is sufficient to achieve this – and if you combine it with strength training, you will further improve by increasing your work economy.
The app will guide you when performing a 4 by 4 interval. Just select the type, start the workout and follow the instructions.
• Use it outdoors, on treadmills or on exercise machines.
• Use it to track regular walks, runs or exercises.
• Full workout log.
• Heart rate feedback *
• Weekly activity score.
• VO2max and biological age evaluation.
• Statistics and graphs.
• Heart rate guidance. *
• Exercise and instructional videos.
* Requires a compatible heart rate monitor.
Patients with cardiovascular disease should consult a physician before engaging in high intensity interval training.
The app uses your phone's GPS to track your position during use. Continued usage of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
The methods used by Myworkout GO are based on the 25 years of world renowned research from professors of medicine, Jan Hoff and Jan Helgerud, from the 2015 Nobel Price winning Faculty of Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU.