Iron Pro: Advanced Strength Tracker for weightlifting, powerlifting, and bodybuilding
By Andy Miller
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-- The most advanced strength training app available for iPhone --
Build a custom workout based on RPEs and your one rep max, or choose a famous strength program like Greyskull, 5x5, Madcow, Smolov, and more. After each workout, Iron Pro records the intensity of every set and automatically calculates progressions and resets, so you get the benefits of a professional routine with none of the complexity.
Iron Pro comes with a full set of free tools, including an interval timer, plate calculator, unit convertor, stopwatch, RPE tracking mode, and custom exercise editor.
--- Premium Features ---
- 10+ advanced training programs created by the world's leading strength coaches and athletes, with automated calculations for progressions, resets, and load increments. Even more coming soon.
- Control your workout from your Apple Watch, or lock your phone and use your headphones to progress through each workout. Leave your phone in your pocket and focus on lifting while Iron Pro counts down your rest and tells you your next set.
- Exclusive Workout Generator that picks exercises and weights based on your strength profile, workout goal, duration, target intensity, rep cadence, muscle groups, and exercise categories. The generator will even choose warm up sets and rest intervals based on the intensity of each lift and your strength on that specific exercise.
For a full list of features and additional screenshots, visit https://ironpro.net
Iron Pro does not include ads, social networks, user logins, or selfies.
What's New in Version 1.3
Customize plate calculator plates - you can now choose which weight plates you have available, from 0.25lbs to 90lbs
Improved functionality in offline mode
Looked good at first but stopped using after a week
When I first played with it, it seemed great and had everything I thought I needed just for logging my workout. But after using it for a week, there are many issues that are clunky that I ended up stop using it. First of all, the app won't work on your watch unless it's connected to the phone. That was not what I was told when I emailed iron pro. So be warned if that's what you're looking for. Once you have your workout all set up and start using it in the gym, the user interface looks great but it's not practical because it's too easy to touch an area and accidentally change something. You would immediately realize what a nice look UI turns out to be quite cumbersome and prone to accidental changes. It's a distraction to me to spend time during workout to actually correct numbers rather than focusing on my workout. I'm better off with a simple notepad and a pen. Having all that said, I still agree that this is probably the better workout logging program than what are currently out there. Unfortunately better doesn't mean it works flawlessly and doesn't have its issues.
Best Weightlifting App!
For the past 5 years I have used iFitness (no longer available) 5 days a week to track my lifting progress and build custom workouts. I have been very happy with the app and it’s done everything I needed. However, I recently got an Apple Watch and wanted a new app which had a watch specific interface/app so I could ditch my iphone/ipad during my workout.
After trying 5 different weightlifting apps over the past 2 weeks and not really happy with any, I found Iron Pro. It is perfect! There are two big features in the watch interface that really set it apart.
First, you can easily adjust the weight and reps of each set prior to logging/completing it. This is really helpful when you can bang out a couple more reps on your last set of an exercise and want to quickly log it without pulling out your phone.
Second, when you click complete on a set, it automatically starts the rest counter. However, it also shows what is next. This is extremely helpful so you can remember if you need to increase the weight on the next set or what your next exercise will be without flipping screens (or again pulling out your phone). I mix in drop sets and supersets and don’t have to strain my brain to remember how to setup my next lift.
If you lift and are looking to use your Apple Watch to track your workouts, trust me and my wallet, get this app!
PS. The iPhone app itself is great too, haha.
One of the best
This is by far one of the best weightlifting apps I've ever used. Let's go into a little more detail though.
Programs. This app has a few great programs already preset, with starting weight already set (which you can easily adjust depending on your current ability). If the program calls for a percentage of your one rep max (and you set your ORM in the settings), it will set this for you.
Templates. If you want to build your own routine and schedule it, it's very easy to do so.
Calendar. The calendar is great for keeping track of what you've done so far and see what you've got coming up. It also works seamlessly with the workouts while you're working out so that you can see the history of what you've done with that particular exercise and can decide whether or not you want to try and push yourself with a heavier weight.
Database. It has a decent size database of exercises that work while offline, which is great if you're like me and use your phone in the gym in airplane mode.
Gripes/complaints. The only thing that I can complain about with this is that I'd like a better way to create my own program, instead just templates. I'd like to be able to set an end date or have it continue until I stop it, and have it increase weight at certain intervals like it does in the programs. Maybe also a way to export the history data and email it or something (though this part isn't important)
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jun 15, 2015
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 26.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Andy Miller
- © AM Software Development
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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