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    Question How to change Benchmark Exercise Goals?

    I see that there are 6 Benchmark exercise goals listed, but I would like to set myself some other goals without the use of barbell. Can anyone let me know if it is possible? If yes, how?

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    wait for a next update (ios) in a few weeks (max)

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    How is this not already implemented? I just assumed that I couldn't figure out how to do it, not that you COULDN'T do it. Because no one wants to achieve any goals associated with lower body, just upper body!

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    rbpresgrp
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    Hi

    > we are working on adding in the ability to track/set 6 custom benchmark exercises
    > along with the current 6 pre-set/built in benchmark exercises.

    10-months later, what's the status on this?

    I don't use any of the preset benchmark exercises. Having them displayed is a distraction, and NOT having the option to add our own, relevant benchmarks is missing, useful functionality.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbpresgrp View Post
    Hi

    > we are working on adding in the ability to track/set 6 custom benchmark exercises
    > along with the current 6 pre-set/built in benchmark exercises.

    10-months later, what's the status on this?

    I don't use any of the preset benchmark exercises. Having them displayed is a distraction, and NOT having the option to add our own, relevant benchmarks is missing, useful functionality.

    Thanks!
    Agree, although the 'benchmark' exercises don't seem too bad a choice for measures of overall strength.

    However, you can't apply benchmarks meaningfully unless you have a consistent way of measuring them. The Barbell 'Squat' (so named in Jefit, but actually more like a quarter squat) is the classic example of an exercise where people can easily fool themselves they're making progress just because they get the courage to 'cope' with increasing bar weights. We've all seen the guy in the gym whose squats get shallower and shallower as he slaps on more weight for each successive 'squat' set. What Jefit calls the 'Barbell Full Squat' would be a more reliable benchmark since you don't complete a 'Barbell Full Squat' unless you break parallel rather than just bending your knees some random amount.

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    rbpresgrp
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    Agree, although the 'benchmark' exercises don't seem too bad a choice for measures of overall strength.
    They're useless if you don't do/use those exercises.

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    Senior Senior JEFIT Member John Rippon's Avatar
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    Got it. Thanks Robert! That certainly goes a long way to accommodating the request.

    I think the favourite exercise feature is cool, particularly because it cuts down the time it takes to scroll through and find what I want from the exercise library. It's great that your personal favourites now appear in a Custom Tracking list but of the 40 or so favourites I have, I'd only consider a handful of them to be 'benchmark exercises'. If I could order the exercises on the Custom Tracking list I could put the benchmark ones at the top for ease of finding them. The 'Benchmark Tracking' is still based on a fixed set of exercises, so doesn't really serve a useful purpose unless that set happens to agree with what you consider are the most important ones. As many have pointed out, that will depend on your goals.

    Is there any way of editing the order of the favourite exercises?

    BTW, given the choice of that or having the right keyboard displayed on the exercise data entry form so it always includes a decimal point key, I'd way prefer the latter. Frustration much! I know those clever programmers can do it, because they've used the right one on the Body Progress Logs form:

    <-- Useless. No dp key on the keyboard.
    <-- Good! Numeric keyboard includes a dp key.
    Last edited by John Rippon; 08-04-2014 at 10:29 PM.

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    rbpresgrp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robertrogo View Post
    Hey rpbpresgrp,

    Unfortunately this is a post from 2013, thus we already included this feature in the latest update of the iPhone and Android applications.

    As you can see from the links below, you are able to set up custom benchmark exercises via these methods below.

    [url]http://support.jefit.com/hc/en-us/articles/201502570-How-Do-I-Set-Up-Custom-Tracking-[/url] - Android Application

    [url]http://support.jefit.com/hc/en-us/articles/201456590-How-Do-I-View-My-Custom-Benchmark-Exercises-[/url] - Android Application
    Reading both of those posts, my Custom-defined exercises that I use exclusively are NOT listed in the Exercise List.

    Since I use ONLY my Custom-defined exercises, only they are relevant to me.

    How, exactly, do I setup ONLY my custom exercises as Benchmark exercises?

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    2017 and nothing yet?

    Trying to change the benchmark exercises by default but I can't

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    Benchmarks

    However, you can't apply benchmarks meaningfully unless you have a consistent way of measuring them

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