Entering non-standard types of workouts.

I have gotten questions from a lot of you about entering non-standard types of workouts. Below is quick rundown on how I do it. Also, if you have any suggestions — I am happy to hear them.


1. Death by (pullups, situps, burpess…. pick your poison) : How I enter:

a) Pick custom workout

b) Select timed

c) Enter the minute you were able to get to for the “time taken”

d) Enter total reps in the reps column next to the movement selected.

*** I also make a note in the notes section that it was a Death by… workout


2. Tabata : We are working on a better way of doing this and once again would welcome any suggestions.

Here is how I do it:

a) If it is just 1 movement I enter it as a 4 min AMRAP with that movement and enter total reps done either in reps per round and keep the rounds at 1 or say that I did 1 rep per round and enter the total reps in 4 minutes under rounds.

b) If it’s more than one movement: I enter it as a timed workout. Enter total time take in the time box and just enter the total number of reps done for each movement.

** I, once again, make sure to note that it was a Tabata workout. 

*** The chart below explains why only keeping track of your lowest score is not an accurate measure of your performance.

Person 1 did 81 reps versus 43 reps for person B. The rate of decay (how fast you tire in this case) is also very different. Thus we need to have the entire picture to make any kind of interpretation.




4 thoughts on “Entering non-standard types of workouts.

  1. James Emmerling says:

    For workouts with several repeating rounds, it would be nice to have a repeat button rather than entering the same data for each round.

    • deepak8612 says:

      James – we are working on that right now. Great pick up, we have a list of similar things we are working on as well.

  2. Dionne says:

    Question: When you have something like a Farmer Carry with 2 dumbbells or Kettle bells do you put the weight of one db or kb, or add the total weight? EX if I use a set 35″, do I record 35# or 70#, since I carried 2?

    • deepak8612 says:

      I would enter the two added together. Maybe in the future it would be good to distinguish between single arm carries and traditional farmers carries. But for now just enter the total weight.

      Hope that helps. Thanks for the question.

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