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    Default Top 5 Tools for Training/Health Habits?

    A slide deck of "top 5" tech tools for creating/maintaining good training/health habits:

    Top 5 Training/Health Habit Tools

    Any suggestions? Also curious if folks have tried alternatives to the GymBoss timer (which I see lots of KB trainers use), for example iPhone software? Just want to carry one less gadget around...

    ~Leslie
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    I have never used a gym boss, I have done 3 methods which both worked fine for me, one is this website Free Workout Timer another is kbSagoo's mp3 timers from here VWC mVO2 MP3 Timers

    The last is pretty simple, I put a stopwatch on a chair and start it, I do my reps of snatches or sledgehammer swings and then stop, I keep an eye on the stopwatch and start up on the minute and on the half. This approximates 15/15 protocol depending on my tempo, I may do one set a bit quick and get rewarded with another 1-5 seconds of rest, or I may move a bit slow only to get a short rest before starting back up. It isn't super precise but it works for me. If I take a sip of water or fiddle with my gloves (when using the sledge) I can easily catch up by splitting the difference, eg 10 sledge smashes right hand at 3:00 fiddle with gloves 10 smashes left 3:40 then I would do my right side again at 4:05 and be back on schedule by 4:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resrie View Post
    A slide deck of "top 5" tech tools for creating/maintaining good training/health habits:

    Top 5 Training/Health Habit Tools

    Any suggestions? Also curious if folks have tried alternatives to the GymBoss timer (which I see lots of KB trainers use), for example iPhone software? Just want to carry one less gadget around...

    ~Leslie
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    1
    nutrition
    2
    sleep
    3
    exercise
    4
    mental stimulation
    5
    emotional stimulation

    so, basically what Leslie said lol

    good stuff mate
    "Nations have passed away and left no traces, And history gives the naked cause of it - One single simple reason in all cases; They fell because their peoples were not fit."-Rudyard Kipling

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    Quote Originally Posted by resrie View Post
    A slide deck of "top 5" tech tools for creating/maintaining good training/health habits:

    Top 5 Training/Health Habit Tools

    Any suggestions? Also curious if folks have tried alternatives to the GymBoss timer (which I see lots of KB trainers use), for example iPhone software? Just want to carry one less gadget around...

    ~Leslie
    http://UltiTraining.com
    I have a GymBoss, but frankly it is a pain and easy to lose/misplace. I prefer a big analog clock or the stopwatch on my cell phone. I don't believe in unitaskers in my fitness tools.

    My top 5 would be:
    1. A kettlebell -- simply the most versatile, portable, and scalable workout tool there is (lasts forevers)

    2. A training log.

    3. A computer -- to do research (you gotta have one anyway)

    4. A barbell and weight (lasts forever)

    5. Positive attitude....
    Faizal S. Enu, CFT/RKC/PBA
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    Default Re: Top 5 Tools for Training/Health Habits?

    Quote Originally Posted by resrie
    curious if folks have tried alternatives to the GymBoss timer (which I see lots of KB trainers use), for example iPhone software?
    I have used both...

    The iPhone software I use is the 'Ultratimer.'

    Actually, I prefer the 'Ultratimer' due to it's versatility. I hardly ever use the Gymboss anymore.

    I like that by routing my music through the iPhone, and running the timer; I set it so that the music fades like 60% when the chime happens.

    With the Gymboss, when playing music, it's sometimes difficult to hear the beep.

    (My wife says I'm hard of hearing... I say "What?")

    I think the 'Ultratimer' only cost me $2 compared to the Gymboss.

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    Does anyone know if there is a good blackberry interval timer? Because of a new job, I HAVE to use a blackberry and the iPhone is going, actually gone, away. Great feedback on the gymboss, was going to buy one, now am hoping for a good blackberry app...

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    with p&b

    practices:
    1. nutrition
    2. movement
    3. recovery
    4. social interaction
    5. mental plasticity

    tools:
    1. precision nutrition (overview) || eat stop eat
    2. rkc, ckfms, zhealth
    3. zeo + 1 + 2 + sedona and sometimes holosync
    4. nlp
    5. learning new stuff; for elders, posit science work

    mc
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkd1 View Post
    Does anyone know if there is a good blackberry interval timer? Because of a new job, I HAVE to use a blackberry and the iPhone is going, actually gone, away. Great feedback on the gymboss, was going to buy one, now am hoping for a good blackberry app...
    the gymboss is still a great tool. and i'd be less sad if it got lost, stolen or broken than a phone or blackberry.

    mc
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    coaching/assessments in person and via web cam - meditatus radix/caveat emptor (i.e. "i'm not young enough to know everything" - o.wilde)

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    Two decent iphone apps:
    Kettlebell Swing Timer, by Jim Polson, recent update and now preferable to the
    Tabata Timer, where max interval is 60 seconds.
    Both are functional, Tabata is .99, Kbell Swing timer is free

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    I had a Gym Boss, broke in the first week... I used iPhone software, there are so many free interval timers!

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