EMOM is here!

EMOM

 

EMOM is here!

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
3 min
– 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.

This is just one of the thousands… or millions of imaginable combinations possible with the new EMOM workout builder. Check it out at https://iam.kilomodo.com/workouts/compose. Play around and let us know what you think at https://kilomodo.uservoice.com/

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.

PRs Make it to Apple iOS

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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  Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 8.20.54 PM
– Added a quick link to auto-populated percentages calculator from movement PR  Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 8.20.59 PM
– Integrated Workout Planner into Sets and Reps score sheet  Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 8.20.59 PM
– PR search  Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 8.21.03 PM
– Added quick link to workout results from PR list  Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 8.21.08 PM
– 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.

Fitbit Charge HR and CrossFit – Part 1

Step Count at 4:30pm
Step Count at 4:30pm

In the last couple of years we have seen a few wearables hit the market and a new feature that some have introduced is 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

CrossFit Invictus Programming – Tracking workouts

Invictus Programming

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

PR Enhancements

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PR Enhancements

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

Regards,

Team Kilomodo!

PR History Enhancement

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.

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New look and Ambassador Program Released

ambassador-3We 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.

The Test of Fitness

La Sierra High School
Theisen, Earl La Sierra High School. Look: Along the Iron Curtain January 30, 1962

 

If you happen to reside in the camp that believes that the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games were too difficult, especially due to the pegboard event, or worse, Murph, I invite you to go with me on a journey back in time.  The year is 1962, 9 months after John F. Kennedy presented his famous moon shot speech.  It was in this year that JFK challenged the nation once again.  This time, the challenge was to make America physically healthy.  In his own words, he stated that he believed that a physically healthy citizen would also be a spiritually and mentally healthy citizen.  JFK’s challenge to build a stronger America was known as the “Great National Effort”.  It was modeled after the PE programming of La Sierra High School.  Four thousand high schools across the nation rose to this challenge. Read More

Part 1 – Why Kilomodo

Automatic PR Tracking

Why are we doing this anyway?

This most certainly does not break down into a single answer, but we feel compelled to share some transparency with the community.

For those of you that use Kilomodo, chances are you may have questioned. How do they plan to make money? In all honesty, we do wish to make a profitable business, but that’s not what is front and center. We do have a plan for that. However, today is about making an awesome product that people love. What I can promise you now is, the experience you enjoy today will remain…dare I say it… free.

We will be introducing features in the future that will require a subscription to access, but the social experience and workout tracking is yours. Really, that’s our gift to the community. We will always continue to improve upon that too. The subscription model is what we will use to build more value beyond the meat and potatoes.

The single most important thing you can do to help us is use it, share it, and provide feedback; good or bad. You can do that by clicking here. Read More

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