Rep Master CC
by: CapedCriminal • 6
So you want bigger muscles? You want to get stronger? You want to be cut, toned, or chiseled? The only way to get your body into the shape you desire is to improve. Improve on the amount of weight you lift. Improve on the number of reps you can perform at a certain weight etc. If you don't improve, you won’t get stronger, bigger, more toned or anything in between. So how do you know if you are actually improving? Keeping a journal can help (But this is not a Journal!). In the journal you write down the weights and reps performed for various exercises. Unfortunately, (and unintentionally) every set you perform for a given exercise can be done differently. You might lift the weight up faster (concentric phase) than last time. You might not pause the weight at peak contraction for the same amount of time as you did last time. You may not keep the same time lowering the weight (Eccentric phase) or you might be changing your resting time between repetitions. "Rep Master CC" will keep you on track, making sure your sets are consistent and removing any doubt as to whether you are improving or not. Rep Master CC, will let you define the speed at which you contract, pause, extend, and rest between each repetition. You set the time desired, Rep Master CC will keep your timing on track and count your repetitions for you. Start improving! Start knowing for sure that you are getting better now with Rep Master CC!
For each Repetition performed you have 2 movements and 2 potential pauses or "holds". The first movement phase could be concentric (like when performing a bicep curl) or Eccentric (like when performing a standard bench press). followed by a pause or a holding of the weight in that position, followed by the second movement phase, and finally followed by the final pause before starting another repetition. Each of these 4 phases have a specific time element involved. You could take 1 second for the first movement phase, followed by no holding, followed by 2 seconds for the second movement, followed by a 1 second pause before performing another rep. Each of these 4 variables can change. Often, most people perform their exercise repetitions too fast. A possible good guide for performing your reps might be 2-4 seconds for movement phase 1, followed by a 1-3 second pause, followed by a 2-4 seconds for movement phase 2, followed by a 0-2 second pause before starting another rep. All these variables can be adjusted to fit how you like to work out, but the key being consistency. Rep Master CC will keep you consistent and keep track of your reps at the same time. Start really improving now and get the results you really want!
Also Included is a One Rep Max Calculator. Calculate your 1-Rep Max (1 RM) for Bench Press and Squats!