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NHOYLE1 Posts: 351
7/12/13 10:26 A

Bill, I love the Fitocracy interface and system. Thanks for the heads up.



NHOYLE1 Posts: 351
7/12/13 9:16 A

Cool I've looked at other things on their site, I never thought to check out their program before. Thanks for the tip.

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7/11/13 10:18 A

www.fitocracy.com has a pretty decent model. It normalizes weight, movements, reps with your body weight, sex, etc and assigns a score to your workout.

Simple, Effective Strength Training for Beginners www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425006


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NHOYLE1 Posts: 351
7/11/13 10:07 A

Bill,

I've thought about the minutes thing too, but I have trouble coming up with good alternatives. Calories burnt doesn't really mean anything for strength training. Reps and amount lifted seems more personal to an individuals goals that anything else. Even awarding extra points for progressive gains will only hurt those who have been at it longer.

I agree minutes means nothing. How would you structure it?


BREWMASTERBILL SparkPoints: (31,086)
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7/11/13 7:17 A

hahah .. poor SP. I find it irritating that they give points for minutes. Minutes is about the worst measurement of "fitness". lol.

Whatever it takes though. It must be good enough, we keep coming back for more. heh.

Simple, Effective Strength Training for Beginners www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425006


Current Program bb531.wordpress.com/about/

"In god we trust, all others bring data."

"You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there." - Rip
RIVETPA Posts: 1,177
7/10/13 2:01 P

welcome back!

Good points you make too - I think they should pump up the number of points you get for exercising as well. It is strange that they only did that for articles.



NHOYLE1 Posts: 351
7/10/13 10:38 A

I noticed that they are now giving 5 points for every article read, while workouts are now a purely time based point system.

I admit to being a slave to the point system, it does seem to motivate me pretty effectively, but it irritates me that they have increased the points you can get for reading, rather than increasing the points you get for actually exercising or tracking nutrition.

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