CrossFit can be a difficult workout to get into because it is so intense and so open. It uses so many different workout styles and changes so often that you might get confused and just give up. But that’s what makes CrossFit work so well. It uses everything for a full workout, keeps things different so you don’t get bored, and the intensity gets the job done fast. If you want to take on CrossFit then use some of these top apps for CrossFitters to make things easier:
Beyond the Whiteboard
Beyond the Whiteboard is an all around great app for CrossFit. It boasts itself as being used by some of the biggest names in the CrossFit world. You can track WODs of different gyms and your own gym so you always have a good WOD to follow. Or make your own and create custom WODs in the app. It will analyze your efforts and tell you what you need to work on or what you are doing well. It is like having a box right in your pocket. Beyond the Whiteboard has it all.
If you need music to keep you motivated to workout then Fit Radio is the app for you. It creates a music set lists based on your BPM or steps per minutes. Go for a run or do some workout and the app will determine your BPM or SPM and then gives you songs with a beat that matches it. Keep up with the music so you don’t lose your intensity. You can create your own set lists, too, based on the music you love. It works better than traditional music apps because it doesn’t stop (the music is continuous) and you can find new music instead of hearing the same songs every day.
MyWOD is an app for people that want to keep things simple. It has all the features you could possibly want but without the extras that bog things down and make apps confusing to use. CrossFit is hard enough without having to figure out an app, too. MyWOD lets you track your WOD, make custom WOD, and it contains hundreds of WODs for you to use. All your progress is shown through easy to read graphs or charts. The graphs and charts help where you are doing great and where you need some work. You can even share your progress on social media directly from the app.
This is another good all-around app for CrossFitters. Pocket WOD has a new WOD every day so you don’t have to create your own or follow a gym. It has several timers, including tabata, stopwatch, AMRAP, and EMOM. Log and track your workouts, weight, muscle mass, and more. It also contains many instructional videos so you can learn new routines or to make sure you are doing the exercises correctly.
Like MyWOD, XFit PR is a simple app that packs a lot of punch. It teaches you all the named WODs (what is Fran, anyway?), lets you create your own custom WOD, and lets you connect to the RSS feed of your gym to obtain WOD from there. It has a simple interface that is easy to use and navigate. XFit PR has an online website, too, and the app syncs with the online page if you want to keep your information on multiple platforms.
Workout Hero is an app that contains a lot of information for crossfitters and not really one for tracking. It contains tons of WODs. You’ll find thousands of workout videos that will teach you different techniques. Its best feature is the thousands of Paleo recipes for you to try out because Paleo and CrossFit go to together for the ultimate diet and workout combo. As you workout, you can post about it on social media directly from the app. It is a useful app for someone just getting into CrossFit and still has a lot to learn. You will learn it well with Workout Hero.
WODzilla is a CrossFit app with an easy user-friendly interface so you can focus on working out and not messing with your phone. It lets you log and track workouts easily. You can set a goal and the app will track your progress to help boost your confidence to complete that goal. Connect to your gym through the RSS feed so you always get the WOD and it will even alert you when the WOD is posted. All in all, WODzilla is a great app if you want the major features of a CrossFit app without features you just won’t use.
WODbox connects you to the premier gym RSS feeds so you always get the best WOD. You can connect to non-premier affiliates too if you follow one. The best thing about WODbox is that it will help create workouts for you based on the equipment you have. If you work out at home with fewer equipment options than at the box you will still get the best workout possible thanks to the app. Do you travel a lot? WODbox will let you enter your location and will find the closest gym to you so you can still workout even on the road.
WOD is a simple but useful workout logger. Because it focuses on logging your workouts more than providing techniques or routines it does a much better job of logging than other apps. It organizes your routines by date and record type. Then it graphs all that information for an easy visual of your effort.
CrossFit is a very intense workout and keeping track of your effort shouldn’t be so intense. Thanks to these top apps for CrossFitters, keeping track of your routines, finding WODs, and learning about new techniques will be so much easier. Try them all and find the one that works best for you.