Adding a dropset, cluster set, pnf, 1/2 rep, reps in reserve option to exercises.
A button or easy way to instruct clients to do dropsets burnouts, cluster sets ect on the last set of certain exercises
Tejean Smith commented
I completely agree with this idea! Incorporating advanced training techniques like dropsets, cluster sets, partial range of motion (1/2 rep), and reps in reserve can be highly beneficial for clients looking to take their workouts to the next level and achieve better results.
Dropsets are an excellent way to push muscles to fatigue and stimulate additional muscle fibers. Cluster sets allow for brief rest periods within a set, enhancing overall intensity and volume. Partial range of motion reps help to target specific muscle segments and increase time under tension. Additionally, incorporating reps in reserve allows clients to gauge their effort and work closer to failure, promoting optimal muscle growth and strength gains.
Having a button or an easy way to instruct clients to implement these techniques on the last set of certain exercises would streamline the training process and encourage clients to push their limits without the need for constant reminders or guidance. This automation would not only save time for trainers but also empower clients to take charge of their workouts and progress more effectively.
Overall, providing such options in training programs would be a fantastic addition to any fitness platform or coaching service, and it aligns perfectly with the goal of optimizing clients' workout experiences and results.
Andrew Vincent commented
Having the option to log RIR against sets and have that information visible to the client would be helpful.
Ashleigh Fossum, CPT & CNC commented
As well as RPE or % input
Chris K commented
I find this idea to be unworkable unless and until Trainerize actually tracks reps and weights in a meaningful fashion to begin with.
Without that, what this is essentially seeking is just one more free text field to add to an exercise instance. Not terribly compelling IMO.
I would go further and say that there are probably a number of requests on here, each with a different take on what is basically the same data model issue at heart.
Trainerize admins should identify and recognize this loud clamor for a more logical approach to tracking workout details that demands changing the data model in a fundamental way and lump them all together into one request with all the votes. It would very likely be at the top of the pile of feature ideas.
Peaked Health commented
Having the ability to log drop sets, RPE, RIR, rep ranges, weight ranges, rest pauses and basic notes for each exercise is absolutely critical for the coach to set up and client to log.
Jeremy Evans commented
The whole program format needs an overhaul, ie, why is there no manual time I can select for rests? 75 seconds isn't even an option. But this dropset idea would be a great start. Trainerize, I hope you're paying attention!
Yes, this will be very helpful as some clients have been wanting to see their dropset data from past sessions. They write them in the comments so coaches can see, but to then be in the session and go back to look at previous notes discards the data and they lose the time they started as well as previous lifting notes
roger nowak commented
Agreed! Other platforms already offer this with simplicity to use. Trainerize really needs to step there game up before a new big player takes over!
Herschel Curley commented
Great idea! I'm all for it.
Especially special techniques like the last set where we want to do something like a burnout or a drop set additive would be great
Shawn Sansom commented
Specifically -- Reps in Reserve (RIR), is absolutely crucial.
This of course needs to be incorporated in the E1RM and other Rep Max calculations on the progress page.
Bonus points to have the option of labeling this new field (RPE) -- as many folks like that terminology for rating their sets.
Very critical as well, now i have to add new excercises with "Dropset" in the title for my clients to notice this. Myo-reps/Rest-pause sets would be a great addition as well. (option to change rest time of individual sets)
Tejean Smith commented
Yes this is a great idea!
Kate Collins commented
This definitely needs to be added, a lot of my clients have been mentioning that they wish to be able to write it in, but it’s not a feature yet… Definitely at the top of my vote list
Andy Norman commented
Drop set feature
Jeff Harris commented
Drop set feature
Matt Botwright commented
I’d like to be able to add drop sets (which clearly mark it as a drop set). When using the app training a client with a pre made workout, it would be nice to add a drop set mid session if we wanted to add it in, as at the moment it just ads another set.
Sometimes clients start out using one weight and then reduce it part-way through. It would be good for them to be able to track their progress that way if they need to.
Cotie Guzman commented
I think this is self explanatory.
When I recommend a drops set or a Myo rep, the user cannot add multiple weight or reps. The next week they can’t see what weight they used.
Thanks for listening
tim blakey commented
when a client is struggling on say the 3rd set of an exercise, say they don't hit the rep range of 10, they instead have to rest briefly at 6, and then finish the last 4 after a few seconds rest.
I don't want that last 4 reps written as a separate set, but there is no function on the app for a client to record their reps as:
3sets x 100kg x 6,4
There is no way to record a comma in the rep range box.