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    Future improvement to show tempo of a lift

    I would like a way to denote a certain tempo for each exercise in the standard format.

    Ex. I want to do squats 3 sets of 8 at a 321 tempo
    3= lowering phase
    2= how long you hold at the bottom
    1= the actual lift

    or if there is a way could you show me where/how.

    thanks

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    Just to +1 this.... nothing fancy. There are a lot of German Body Comp programs out there that require you to have a certain tempo for the lift. I just want to be able to put the tempo into the exercise just as I put in the rest, set and target rep entries for the routine. It may even be a note for the exercise(Not the daily log notes, but that's where I'm putting it now). One that shows up when you start the exercise.
    eg... 40x1 = 4 seconds to lower (negative)
    0 seconds pause at the bottom of the eccentric phase
    x seconds for concentric (lifting) phase (X meaning as fast as you can)
    1 second pause at the top of the concentric (lifting) phase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtreem View Post
    Just to +1 this.... nothing fancy. There are a lot of German Body Comp programs out there that require you to have a certain tempo for the lift. I just want to be able to put the tempo into the exercise just as I put in the rest, set and target rep entries for the routine. It may even be a note for the exercise(Not the daily log notes, but that's where I'm putting it now). One that shows up when you start the exercise.
    eg... 40x1 = 4 seconds to lower (negative)
    0 seconds pause at the bottom of the eccentric phase
    x seconds for concentric (lifting) phase (X meaning as fast as you can)
    1 second pause at the top of the concentric (lifting) phase.
    +1

    That would be amazing !!!!

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    I too would like to see a place to put the tempo of my workout. I purchased a genetic test from fitnessgenes.com and one of the things they stress is the tempo of the exercise. Although, they normally denote it as a 4 digit number, not 3. Here is their definition:

    TEMPO:
    Duration at which the stage of an exercise movement should be carried out.
    - The first number denotes the eccentric movement (where the muscle worked is lengthened).
    - The second number denotes holding the weight in the eccentric position.
    - The third number denotes the concentric movement (where the muscle worked is shortened).
    - The fourth number denotes holding the weight in the concentric position.

    Example:
    Bench press 3010 tempo:
    - Take 3 seconds for the eccentric phase (lowering)
    - No pause at the bottom point of the exercise
    - 1 second on the concentric phase (lifting)
    - No pause at the top

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    Just to add on to this request. Would it be possible to also have a similar feature within the clock to have beeps/clicks for each phase
    eg:
    x seconds pause at the bottom of the eccentric phase [High Beep]
    y seconds for concentric (lifting) phase (X meaning as fast as you can) [Medium Beep]
    z second pause at the top of the concentric (lifting) phase. [Low Beep]
    each variable [x,y,z] can be setup for each exercise and possibly even each rep.

    This will tie in to your exercise timer. I would like to go further and even setup an automated Tabata type clock for each exercise
    eg1 :
    w seconds exercise [Beep]
    v seconds rest [Beep]

    eg2: Sets
    for each rep do {
    x seconds pause at the bottom of the eccentric phase [High Beep]
    y seconds for concentric (lifting) phase (X meaning as fast as you can) [Medium Beep]
    z second pause at the top of the concentric (lifting) phase. [Low Beep]
    }
    v seconds rest [Beep]

    This way we don't have to keep hitting the start and stop button each time.

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