The Best Fitness App on the Planet????

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Those who know me know that I only promote the REAL DEAL people and products. I will NEVER promote anyone or anything I don’t 100% believe in. Also, before you assume this is a marketing sales pitch, please know that I get ZERO in affiliate commission etc. from any and all sales of this app. Oh, and I use this app almost every single day!

My buddy BJ Gaddour from Workout Muse hooked up with his brand new iWorkout Muse PRO app for the iPhone and iPod Touch which allows you to build custom interval training soundtracks mixed to your favorite music:

It features a ton of upgrades from the original iWorkout Muse app including optional pre-workout and post-workout sections to allow for a warm-up and cool-down, multiple mini-workout options within the main workout to allow for multiple interval protocols and unique interval combinations for the advanced user, optional transition periods between different sections of the workout, phone vibration and sound effect options for go and stop markers, individual volume control for the music and audio instructions, selecting specific music for each section of the workout, seamless play, pause, stop, and skip forward/backward buttons, and much more.

But until BJ shared some of the crazy new ways he’s using the new app, I was just sticking with regular old intervals and circuits.

For example, the new app can build complexes and ladder intervals (something the original app couldn’t do) and if you’ve read my Men’s Health Power Training or Cardio Strength Training books you know how big a fan I am of these metabolic protcols.

Let’s first look at complexes and use a time-based interval approach instead of the classic rep-scheme approach as follows using the  iWorkout Muse PRO app for the iPhone and iPod Touch:

For a 6-Exercise 30-Second Complexes Workout for 20 minutes, enter the following variables within the app:

30 seconds work period

0 second rest rest period

6 total rounds

1 minute transition period

5 total cycles

Then try one of the following of my favorite complexes:

Kettlebell Complex

1- 1-Arm Snatch/Clean Variation (L)

2- 1-Arm Snatch/Clean Variation (R)

3- 1-Arm Swing Variation (L)

4- 1-Arm Swing Variation (R)

5- 1-Arm Squat to Press Variation (L)

6- 1-Arm Squat to Press Variation (L)

Bodyweight Complex

1- Side Pillar Hold Variation (L)

2- Side Pillar Hold Variation (R)

3- Push-up Variation

4- Lunge Variation (L)

5- Lunge Variation (R)

6- Squat Variation

Just press play and it seamlessly mixes with your selected music/playlists and tells you exactly what to do- when to start, stop, updates, etc.

Check out a step-by-step video demo of how to build this exact workout on the app for your reference:

 [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ISknMqzAr0[/youtube]

As if that wasn’t enough, here’s another killer option…

Some of you may be familiar with countdowns, which are a form of descending ladders where you alternate between 2 non-competitive exercises and start with 10 reps for each, then 9, 8, 7,6… until you get 1 rep of each and you’re done. In other words, you do 1 less rep every time you come back to each exercise and try to climb down the ladder as quickly as possible.

Now, you can of use the classic rep method, but sometimes when you’re pushing really hard it can be a pain to keep track of reps so here’s how you can convert this countdown workout into a time-based, interval approach as follows using the  iWorkout Muse PRO app for the iPhone and iPod Touch:

– Pair up burpees and kettlebell swings (or squats and push-up for a bodyweight alternative)

– select 6 total workouts and program the following variables:

workout 1- 30 seconds of work, 5 seconds of rest, 2 rounds (1 for each exercise in superset), 0 transition, 1 cycle

workout 2- 25 seconds of work,  5 seconds of rest, 2 rounds, 0 transition, 1 cycle

workout 3- 20 seconds of work, 5 seconds of rest, 2 rounds, 0 transition, 1 cycle

workout 4- 15 seconds of work, 5 seconds of rest, 2 rounds, 0 transition, 1 cycle

workout 5- 10 seconds of work, 5 seconds of rest, 2 rounds, 0 transition, 1 cycle

workout 6- 5 seconds of work,  5 seconds of rest, 2 rounds, 0 transition, 1 cycle

– Each week add 1 more workout and 5 seconds to the first workout’s work period (where you added 1 rep to each in the book) to test your work capacity

If this workout is too hard to start, begin with 20 seconds of work and 5 seconds of rest and work down from there dropping 5 seconds of work each time you work down the ladder as outlined above.

Check out a step-by-step video demo of how to build this exact workout on the app for your reference:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTJrM1NFsqk[/youtube]

If you want to unlock some of the power of the brand new iWorkout Muse PRO app for the iPhone and iPod Touch before the price goes up, be sure to click Here TODAY!

I firmly believe it’s the best investment you can make in the fitness industry for less than 5 bucks 😉

DO WORK!

 

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Coach Dos is a sought after international speaker on a variety of conditioning topics such as Program Design, Cardio-Strength Training, Olympic Weightlifting applications, Sport-speed development, Explosive training, and CHAOS™ Speed Training. Coach Dos served as Director of Speed, Strength & Conditioning @ College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA, a position he had held from 1999-2015. Coach Dos is also the 2006 recipient of the National Strength and Conditioning Association‘s prestigious Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Professional of the year for 2006. This award is given to the top collegiate strength coach in the country (as voted on by his peers). In addition to contributing to Men’s Health magazine on a regular basis, Coach Dos’ first book Men’s Health Power Training (Rodale Books) was released in July 2007 and become a world-wide best seller. His second book, Cardio Strength Training (Rodale Books) is also a best-seller.