When I started CrossFit 10 months ago, one of the first things the coaches told us to do was track our workouts. They didn’t care if it was in a plain spiral-bound notebook or one of the fancier WODbooks they sell, the important thing was writing down the weights and time to track your progress. I ended up buying a WODbook sports journal because it was tailored to CrossFit and had some really handy info listed like common CrossFit workouts (the “girls” and hero WODs) and travel WODs. My WODbook led a short life until it drowned in spilled iced coffee and dried in one big clumped page, never to be opened again.
Seeing as I love all things technology, I looked in the App Store for CrossFit workout trackers. The one I downloaded was the MyWODs app (which they developers stress is NOT affiliated with CrossFit HQ). For just $1.99, I was on the road to tracking my progress in an efficient way. I’ve used MyWODs for close to 10 months now and here are some of the reasons I love and highly recommend the MyWODs app:
- Import your box’s feed directly (no more copying down the WOD for every workout)
- Gives you an easy way to track your completed workouts and the data behind it
- easily record your max records for every movement (can also add custom movements)
- includes an easy percentage calculator (a big fav of mine since I have a terrible time doing math in my head)
- easily mark when you have a PR or Rx a workout
- Search past WODs to look up your time or weight (better than flipping through a notebook)
- Share your WOD results with friends (what CrossFitter doesn’t love to share)
- Back up all of your data via iCloud, Dropbox, bluetooth or email it to yourself
If you’re going to use MyWODs, here’s a quick, 4-step tutorial on setting up the app to import your box’s WOD feed automatically. It is available for Android since I have an iPhone the screen shots are from the iOS version.
- Go to the “Common” menu on the bottom of your screen. It may be in a different place because you can customize what order items show up.
- Click the + sign in the top right-hand corner to add your box’s feed.
- Select the “New Feed” option.
- Type in your boxes name, mine is “No Risk CrossFit.” Below it you are going to type your box’s feed url. This is geek-speak for the part of their site they publish the WOD on. Nine times out of ten it will be examplesite.com/feed; for example No Risk’s is “http://noriskcrossfit.com/feed” Click “Done” and you’re good to go!
When you want to import the day’s WOD, you’ll go to your box’s feed under “common” and select the day you’d like and press “Add to Completed WODs” when your box’s website shows up.
I have no affiliation with MyWODs, I just love the app and wanted to share with my friends!
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