HIT Log Pro
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Will HIT Log Pro work in landscape mode?
Yes. All of the screens have been designed to work in either landscape or portrait mode except for the performance view, which presents its graphs in landscape mode only.
Does HIT Log Pro support multitasking?
No. High-intensity training requires your full attention, but you can play music on your iPhone/iPod during the workout if you wish, and you will still hear the beep that signals the start of each exercise session.
Can I change the order my exercises are listed on the main page?
Version 2.0 and later allows you to change the listing order, but they are listed in alphabetical order by default, upper-case before lower-case. Press the "Edit" button and move them using the symbols on the right side of each table cell.
Can I change the name of an exercise and keep my record?
It depends. The main exercise page and the performance page use the same exercise names, so if you want to see the graph of your performance over time, you will need to keep that name on the main page. However, the workout history page keeps a record of your workouts, and even if you delete an exercise, it will still be included here.
Can I add my weight amounts to the exercises before I go to the gym?
Yes. Enter the weight in the weight field and select lbs. or kg., then put either a nominal value in the "Time Under Load" field (1, for example) or your previous time, if you know it. Returning to the main page will then store the weight value (and whatever time you entered). You should then delete the workout that will show on the workout page (especially if you entered a nominal value), so it doesn't skew your statistics on the performance graph.
Can I mix weights in pounds and kilograms?
Yes. If your gym uses a mixture of weights, you can set the units on a per exercise basis. One thing to be aware of is that mixing kg and lbs in version 2.0 and later will change the default alphabetical listing of the exercises, but you can always move them to any order you choose.
Can I abort my session once the timer has started without affecting my previous record?
Yes. Either stop the timer before it beeps, or enter zero in the "Time Under Load" field (or clear the field) before returning to the main page, and your previous record will not be changed.
Can I pause the timer, then restart from the pause point?
No. Pressing "Stop" will stop the timer. You will neeed to return to the previous screen to start the timer again.
Can I enter fractions of a second or lbs (or kg)?
No. That level of precision shouldn't be required to track your progress. Any decimal values entered will be truncated.
Can I record the number of reps in my set?
Version 2.0 and later will allow you to record the number of reps if you choose. You can record the time to failure, the whole number of reps, or both. Prior to version 2.0, only the time to failure is logged.
- Can I record notes about my workout session?
Version 2.1 and later will allow you to record up to five lines of notes for each workout session. You could record your body weight and muscle measurements, for example, or the exercise machine settings. The notes will be displayed for each workout under the "Workout History" tab.
- Can I record the total time of my workout session?
Version 2.2 and later will record the total time of your workout session, defined as the starting when the timer passes 0 on your first exercise and stopping when you press the "Stop" button on your final exercise. It will also calculate the average rest period between exercises. These times will be displayed for each workout in the notes section under the "Workout History" tab.
- How do I set the one-second cadence timer and the programmable interval beep?
Version 2.3 and later provides an entry in the standard "Settings" app on the iPhone. Open "Settings" and scroll down to HIT Log Pro. From there you can enable or disable the one-second cadence beep (it's disabled by default), and enter a number of seconds between interval beeps (10 seconds is the default). If you would rather not here this beep, set the number of seconds to a number greater than your expected TUL.
How did you calculate the energy expended?
Strictly speaking, a calculation of energy would require knowing the distance the weight moved during the set. I make an assumption about the speed the weight is moving and that the speed is constant, so that the distance is proportional to the time under load. Energy expended then becomes weight (adjusted for lbs. or kg) multiplied by the acceleration due to gravity multiplied by distance. You can think of it as the product of weight and time under load multiplied by a constant, which should give a good measure of performance improvement over time.