10 Bodybuilding iPhone Apps That don’t suck

Bodybuilding iphone Apps

The iPhone – it’s not just for downloading porn while driving anymore. For anyone looking to track workouts, plan diets, get motivated, or make working out fun again, there’s a ton of apps out there that can help. We’ve rounded up the best of the best for you, so without further ado – check them out:

  1. JEFIT: First on our list because, well, it’s the best. One of the easiest ways to get more out of your workouts is simply to keep track them. JEFIT lets you set up your workout, and then keeps track of the number of reps and amount of weight you’re lifting. Then the next time you train, you have a handy benchmark that will challenge you to up your weight. Other features include a set timer, 1 rep max calculator, exercise database (great way to find new ideas), and tracking for stats like weight, BMI, and muscle measurements.
  2. Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal. There’s a metric shit ton of calorie tracker apps for the iPhone, but this one happens to actually be pretty good. Main reason: It’s got the largest food database out of any app, which means you can actually use it quickly and efficiently without spending 20 minutes inputting nutrition facts. This app lets you set a calorie goal and then track your progress towards meeting it every day – an invaluable tool whether you are trying to cut OR bulk. No excuses – grab it and use it often.
  3. You Are Your Own Gym. Stuck somewhere without gym access? Fire up this app and get instant access to body-weight only workouts that you can do anywhere, anytime. Great for those who travel a lot for business and can’t always get their hands on real weights, this app will make sure you have no excuse to skip a session. Comes with 200+ video demonstrations so you don’t crack your skull open trying to perform inverted plyometric plank curls.
  4. Restaurant Nutrition. Anyone following a strict nutrition plan knows how discipline tends to fly out the window once you step foot in a restaurant. That’s where this app comes in handy – it comes pre-loaded with nutrition info for 250 popular restaurants (over 60,000 menu items) to make sure you don’t f**k up your whole week with a 6,000 calorie Applebee’s entree.
  5. MotionTraxx Music. The days of listening to whatever shitty music your gym pumps over the PA are over. This app is packed with workout music playlists for running and exercise, saving you time and keeping you pumped and motivated. Some playlists are even organized by beats per minute, so you can choose higher for fast-paced workouts or slower for intense but low-speed stuff.
  6. RunKeeper. For any bro who prefers to do cardio outside of the gym, this app is a must-have. It will track your runs, walks, bikes, rides, and hikes using GPS, and then show you how many calories you burned when you’re done. A nice feature is the ability to track performance over time, so you can challenge yourself to go harder and actually have some data to help you achieve your specific objectives. This is the kinda stuff that makes cardio fun.
  7. Fooducate. This pretty slick app is one you’re gonna want every time you’re at the grocery store. Use it to scan the barcode on your groceries, and you’ll get in-depth information about the product you may not have realized from reading the barcode alone. It will alert you about things like whether or not an item has controversial additives, unnatural preservatives, added sugars, or misleading claims. You can even compare two foods and this app will make the decision for you, letting you know which is the healthier choice.
  8. Navy SEAL Fitness. If your current workout has grown stale and boring, check out this app to shake things up. This app is packed with awesome educational resources, as well as intense workouts designed for elite muscular strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. Not only will you learn about the principles and physiology behind what you’re doing, but you’ll be guided to train exactly like the Navy SEALs do. This app is a must-have if you feel stuck in a rut, going through the same old motions.
  9. Multi-Year Weight Training: If you follow Starting Strenght, Stronglifts, or 5/3/1, this app is for you. Designed to work with these popular beginner and novice weightlifting programs, this app is built to quickly and easily keep track of your progress. After your workout, it automatically adjusts weight, set, and rep increments and decrements based on your progress, so you always know what you’re aiming for. These realistic targets will keep you on track, and if you follow them, you absolutely will make awesome gains, guaranteed.
  10. Zombies, Run! Our last app isn’t really an app at all – but it’s sure as shit going to make your cardio fun. This iPhone game lets you play as “Runner 5”, a dude that needs to out-run hordes of zombies in order to help rebuild civilization. You’ll walk, jog, and run your way through 33 missions, so you can burn calories without it feeling like a chore. If you’re the kind of guy who can’t stand the repetitiveness of a treadmill, check this one out today.

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