Tabata and Intervals (HIIT) are here! Introducing another major installment to the Kilomodo suite of workout types supported. We’re so excited to get this capability into your hands. Interval training is popular for good reasons; it works! Now you can accurately track those workouts and evaluate your progress over time. So here is what you can expect between these two workouts types.
For Tabata workout scoring, Kilomodo will ask for your ‘minimum’ rep total for a round per movement. Optionally, you may also provide your ‘maximum’ reps for a given round for range evaluation. For metrics, we multiply the total rounds for a given movement by the ‘minimum’ reps accomplished.
For Intervals (HIIT) workout scoring, Kilomodo will ask for the running total of reps per movement. As you would expect, we provide a total credit for metrics for reps when scoring for Intervals.
Workout building for Tabata and Intervals is identical with the only difference being the scoring and calculated metrics. Each work/rest cycle allows for one movement. Rest between movement transitions is optional, and alternating between movements is up to the workout programmer to describe with workout builder.
To assist with the planning and design of a workout, we also provide a total workout time (including rest) at the bottom of the workout summary.
We’re looking forward to seeing our community take advantage this new update. Thank you all for the support and feedback you provide us as we go through this journey.
We’d also like to give a big shout out and special thanks to our ambassadors! They have spent countless hours providing feedback guidance for our community. They make all the difference having their eyes and ears in the gyms telling us what’s working well and what is needed. We’re very grateful for that, and we are looking forward to seeing that community continue to grow. Our ambassadors is what makes what we do possible.
The Sets & Reps workout style now supports complexes. Movements added to a group in a Sets & Reps workout can now be linked together as a single movement to form a complex. This makes for easier scoring and percentage assignment to any movement within the complex.
While building a Sets & Reps workout, assign the percentage value you want to work from on a movement of your choice. We’ll take care of the rest by updating the workout summary and filling in the score sheet with your numbers based on your Rep Max PR for that movement.
What about PRs?! Kilomodo does detect PRs for any movement within the complex so we got you covered there. This means that although you may be working on percentage based effort for your best movement, if you PR on anything else as a result, we’ll track that for you.
Awesome, but we didn’t stop there.
Large screen format is now available for web casting. This is perfect for gyms that have large screen TVs as a way to display the workout of the day in style.
You can also flip through any workout posted to the gym(s) you follow by clicking on the selector on the upper right hand side of the screen which brings up a list of workouts to select, allowing easy navigation while briefing a class.
But that’s not all either.
Sets & Reps now supports all movement types which includes gymnastics/body weight movements as well as monostructural/cardio movements like running, rowing, and double unders. This is ideal for ‘Not For Time’ type workouts. So now you can skip the scoring aspect, but get the credit you deserve.
Wait there is more?
Max Reps now supports gymnastics/body weight movements. Which means you can now score going for a max set of unbroken pull ups. Yes! T-Rex arms for the win!
Anything else? Yup!
Performance enhancements have also been made to increase the snappiness of our page load times. We won’t bore you with the details. Just know that we’re not just focused solely on adding features but also improving the experience by making Kilomodo faster.
Okay, that’s it right?
No, but the rest is nerdy bug fixes and minor enhancements.
This first release of EMOM is something we are quite happy to announce. We hope you enjoy it! While designing EMOM, we wanted to allow for as many possible workout scenarios our devilish programming coaches could conjure. In our testing, we were quite pleased to find that we had unlocked some interesting possibilities we have never before seen in the wild. Coaches, get your thinking caps on. We think you are going to like this!
Imagine the following:
EMOM for 12m
0, 1, 2 min
– 20 Double Unders
– 5 Burpee
– 1 Barbell Clean @ 90%, 95%, 100% RM
REPEAT x 2
This is a 12 minute EMOM where every minute for the first three rounds, an athlete would do 20 Double Unders and 5 Burpees.
On the fourth round, the athlete would complete one Barbell Clean @ 90% of their 1RM. On minute 4, the athlete would be back to three 1 minute rounds of 20 Double Unders and 5 Burpees. Once again, the athlete will go back to the one Barbell Clean, but this time at 95% of their 1RM. And so on, one more time thru to complete the workout with a one Barbell Clean at 100% of their 1RM.
With this release, we also embedded a link to workout builder from mobile. On the menu, you can now see a link labeled ‘Workout Composer’ which will take you to our web version of Kilomodo. Once there, you can create and schedule workouts. Any workout scheduled will be immediately available for scoring on mobile iOS.
Thanks again for scoring, and stay tuned for more updates.
Crazy to think PRs weren’t available out of the gate. As with any journey, it begins with the first step. Or in our case, the first score.
Here is what has changed with the latest update:
– PR badges now show in the community feed and scoring results
– Added a quick link to auto-populated percentages calculator from movement PR
– Integrated Workout Planner into Sets and Reps score sheet
– PR search
– Added quick link to workout results from PR list
– PR history graphs
– Enhanced pounds and kilograms weight preferences with auto conversion
– Avatar loading performance enhancement
– Bug fixes
Now that we are on solid ground with essential features for Apple iOS, we are back on the road to building core functionality. Our first stop, EMOM.
As always, we are thankful that you have joined us on this journey.
In the last couple of years we have seen a few wearables hit the market and a new feature that some have introducedis the continuous heart rate monitoring.
One of the wearables that peeked my attention was the Fitbit Charge HR. It did have a couple of things right, right out of the box. It has a great battery life, it is pretty small, it is somewhat water resistant, it measures heart rate continuously and the price made it a pretty easy sell for me.
The big feature that I was looking forward to testing was the accuracy of the heart rate measurement. Because once you start keeping track of your heart rate you can start uncovering a lot of new information about your training, your rest and subsequent recovery. Heart rate is also a factor in determining if you are overtrained or getting sick, so this was a game changer for me. Information now could be correlated and backed by a hard number.
Since we gather a lot of metrics here at Kilomodo I also wanted to find out how useful the data collected from the Fitbit would actually make sense to display for the regular Kilomodo user.
After 3 months of wearing it and using it for 54 WODs I can draw the following conclusions (in no particular order):Read More
We have started to post the Invictus programming on our platform to make it easy for athletes that follow the program to keep track of their workouts.
If you download our iOS app you will be able to go back pretty far and backfill the WODs you have already completed.
A couple of notes on the programming and how we are building the WODs.
1 – We are trying our best to create the WODs exactly as they are prescribed. Invictus offers a dynamic program so sometimes we are caught a bit off guard with new movements or combinations that our platform does not support, yet. We assure you that we are working to be able to accommodate the programming 100%. Most of the metrics are still gathered, it is just that our summaries might read a bit differently.Read More
Now with Sets & Reps workouts, you can earn PR badges! Sets and Reps also tracks all of your non-PR training weight to your PR history. This is useful for comparing strength training workouts to PR events.
For Time and AMRAP scoring just got smarter. The Kilomodo PR engine is much better at recognizing workout parts that has already been scored. Even when mixing up workout parts, KIlomodo will link performance results as well as deal out PRs.
Check out your PR page today to see the results of all your workouts stacked up.
P.S. We are hard at work to bring PRs to mobile. You can always view PRs with our web version of Kilomodo https://iam.kilomodo.com
This week we have rolled out an enhancement view for workout PRs. Available now is the ability to graphically view all scores for any well known, or repeated workout you’ve scored. This feature is available on the Personal Records page linked under Performance. This view also provides a table with the date you scored the workout, along with a link to the workout detail page where you can review the scores of other athletes that also scored that workout.
We are proud to announce the release of our new Ambassador Program. We have put together a strategy to get people involved. Our Ambassador program has been developed to promote the Kilomodo experience by providing a way for Athletes, Coaches or Affiliate owners to give their community a way to track their workouts, provide coaches insights into their programming, as well as follow their athlete’s progress. You can check all the details by clicking HERE.
As part of rolling this program, we have also nominated our first Ambassador: Tim Strawn from CrossFit REP is the recipient of our first $100 Rogue gift card.
With this new release we have also updated our look a little bit in order to get ready for our mobile push. Let us know what you think, as always we are open to suggestions.