April 2, 2012 in Health and Fitness (E)
[prMac.com] Stockholm, Sweden - Slickerthanmost Applications today is pleased to announce Pushing Weight 1.5, the new version of their popular fitness app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that follows the previous 1.4.1 version. The previous 1.4.1 version was received very well. Apple recognized Pushing Weight as one of the finest fitness apps by including it in their App Store Essentials "GET in SHAPE" promotion in March 2012.
Jennifer Allen of 148Apps writes that "For those in need of an easy way of tracking their workout routines, Pushing Weight is an ideal and easy to use solution", while Bob Tedeschi of the New York Times writes that the user interface is simple and well designed.
"We think that what makes our app stand out from the crowd is the focus on the important features - no more, no less - and attention to detail in the interface design", says the developers. "Also, Pushing Weight uses streaks as a motivator for our users to keep working out. We haven't seen that in any other fitness app. It's important to us that that's not just gamification but serves to give a good sense of being on the right track".
Pushing Weight 1.5 includes a few new key features. The main ones being that the home screen is fully customizable. This means the app will support just about any type of workout a user might be doing and also perfom super-sets (working on two different muscle groups simultaneously). There is also a new Catalog feature where exercises are now stored. The available number of sets that can be performed has been upgraded to unlimited. On top of that the whole application has been dusted for better performance and nicer graphics.
For the coming 1.5.1 update, which will be made available in early April, two new features will be introduced. Firstly a set-rest timer that only needs to be activated once per workout session. The timer will put intervals on each set performed. The second feature has to do with progressive overload (basically continously increasing the workload). As an exercise is being performed, Pushing Weight displays the workload used for the ten previous times that that exercise was done.
"The thinking behind Pushing Weight is that variation and progressive overload is the key to long term fitness improvement. You need to keep surprising your body and increasing the workload - not do the same things over and over. It is not what routine you are currently doing, although that's important too", according to the developers. "And what we want to do is let our users know when their on the right track to that".
* Calendar displaying color coded workout sessions
* Graph showing progress up to 1 year back
* Preloaded with only the best of the classic exercises
Fantastic App! "Excellent app, great for visualizing which muscles you've worked on on which days and keeping logs of all your exercises... all while looking good!"
Brilliant: "Slick, easy to use and it works! Have used loads of fitness apps and this is the only one I like. I don't need videos on how to do an exercise, I just want to be able to keep a record and customise where I need to and this let's me do just that. Love the streak feature too! Thanks!"
* US English and Swedish
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 5.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Pushing Weight 1.5 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Please feel free to contact us for promo codes or further material.
Slickerthanmost Applications is an applications company with a mission to produce great products to simplify and enrich peoples life. Copyright (C) 2012 Slickerthanmost Applications. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.