As your fitness coach, I would like you to know a little more about the training software I use. This is a step by step detailed overview of what a training plan looks like using Trainerize.
Operation Abs – Week 5 – Trainerize (workout training software)
Over the next 6 months I’m going to be tracking the performance of my newest coaching client- Mr ‘C’ (not his real name). His quest, to have a 6 pack for Christmas 2015! I will be posting blog updates every 1-2 weeks, tracking his progress, explaining the protocols that he will be using.
Week 5 – Trainerize
This week we are going to look at how I deliver my training programs to Mr C. Gone are the days of pen and paper notebooks. Even excel spreadsheets have come and gone. Today everyone has a smart phone in their pocket, and (unfortunately) this comes with us out onto the gym floor.
For that reason it’s an obvious step to deliver clients their programs via their phones. And that is exactly what I do – all my clients programs are delivered to them via a software app called Trainerize.
What Is Trainerize?
Trainers s a web and smartphone (iphone & android apps included) software tool that allows coaches and trainers to track and build custom programs for their clients. Things like exercise notes, demonstration videos and rest timers are all built in.
Mr C just needs to open up the Trainerize app and can see what workout I have scheduled for him for that day, what mobility warmup he needs to do, all the set and rep ranges for each exercise, and any videos or notes that I have left to help him with each exercise. The best thing for both of us is all the weights and reps that he performs during that session are saved in the software for me to review and for Mr C to build off.
Benefits to Mr C
As part of the onboarding client process, I sat down (or I would do it over skype if it was an online client) with Mr C and discussed his goals, lifestyle habits, access to gym or training resources, injuries and anything else that I need to build a training plan. Using this information, I combine it with the clients initial screening results to build the optimal training program completely tailored to the client. There are no cookie cutter programs used here.
This program is build from a database of exercises that I have added to my Trainerize library. Every exercise has my own notes and cues, along with a video attached. The program that is delivered to Mr C then includes all of these videos and notes so Mr C knows exactly how to perform any unfamiliar exercises.
Mr C then simply opens up his app, and will see the scheduled workout for the day (email reminders are also sent every morning, explaining what todays workout involves). Along with his upcoming workouts.
Once Mr C has loaded up the day’s program, he will see all his warmup routines, an overview of the session, prescribed exercises (with a button to view a demonstration video and my own notes on the lift), and the sets, reps, rest and RPE for each lift.
The other great thing about the Trainerize app is that all your workout data is stored. So you can see the weights you performed for every lift – whether it was last week or last year. With a simple click you can see all previous data and use this to make informed decisions as to what weight you should use today (or what weight you need to do to hit a Personal Best).
Mr C, and my online clients can also leave notes at the end of the session. These notes, along with the data from the workout, are then sent to me to review every morning. Perhaps Mr C couldn’t get access to the bench press, so he performed DB presses instead – he would add this to the notes so I know exactly what’s going on and why the numbers may look slightly different today.
The Trainerize App also tracks body metrics and body photos. Body fat percentage, weight, limb circumference, it can all be tracked and graphed from within the app itself.
Finally, Mr C can also login to his profile through the Trainerize Website and see even more data such as his training calendar with all his scheduled workouts and reminders.
And also his progress graphs and how he is improving with his lifts.
All in all, Mr C has his complete training program with all his data at his fingertips. It makes training without a trainer so much easier as:
– The program is built for you, no more turning up to the gym and not knowing what to do.
– There are video demo’s for each lift to help with your form and technique.
– All of your past workout info is saved. No more needing to bring in notebooks or having to remember what weight you did last time.
– I, as your coach, oversee all your workouts and use this information to build your next program.
– It keeps you accountable as not only can you see your own progress, but so can I!
Please don’t hesitate to comment if you have any questions or concerns! I would be glad to talk with you.
Yours in fitness,
Founder of Crevfit
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