After several months of planning and development, my very first iPhone app has been approved by the Apple review team and is officially available for purchase on iTunes. Yay! It also works on iPad.
What’s the App About?
Here’s the summary: Fight the Clock™ is a countdown timer used to help you track activity and rest intervals during physical activities such as Boxing, MMA, Traditional Martial Arts, Tabata Drills, HIIT, Crossfit, Circuits, and many other forms of training where timing your intervals is crucial to your fitness goals.
I’ll let you check out the app at iTunes for the long description. You can also side-scroll through the screenshots there to see what it looks like.
Why I Made the App
I’ve been a fitness enthusiast for a long time and still consistently work out. But I don’t have all the time in the world to do long workouts like when I was in college. Who does? These days, I want to get the most intensity and the best results from the time I have. Who doesn’t? Research has shown that short bursts of intense effort coupled with shorter rest periods is highly effective in making physical gains.
So how do you keep on task and make sure you’re not resting too long between your activity intervals?
I figured there’s gotta be other people out there who need a tool like this. So I decided to fill a need for athletes, trainers, coaches, and other enthusiasts who utilize time to get the most intensity and results from their workouts. Tough, intense, and in some cases fast-paced workouts using time intervals have become more popular than the long, slow, steady (and boring) machine workouts. Full-body, functional, core, bodyweight, endurance, and fight training have become the fitness methods of choice these days. Though many of these methods such as Crossfit and Tabata have been around for years, they’re finally hitting the mainstream.
In fact, on page 61 of the November 2010 issue of Women’s Health (hey, my wife subscribes OK?) there’s a mention of the Tabata Method. So if you’re into the Tabata Method, there’s my app for that! And men, Tabata drills aren’t just for women. Try them and see how fried your muscles get.
So, if you own an iPhone (or iPad) and like to work out, Fight the Clock will help you keep your pace. Blood, sweat, and tears not included. You can download it at iTunes.
After using Fight the Clock, let me know what you think of it. Either comment here or rate the app on iTunes. Let me know how you use it, what workouts you do with it, how helpful it is. Heck, post a video of yourself using it on YouTube and let me know about it. Your feedback is welcome. I will also be setting up a site at www.fighttheclock.com; be sure to bookmark it now while it’s still in development. You can also follow at Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned…