Spin workout app
April 27, 2016 1:30 PM   Subscribe

a new study proposes that a 10 minute sprint interval training (SIT) routine provides benefits comparable to a 45 minute moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) routine when performed 3 times a week. I like to try it, but it would be way easier if I could find an app for my phone which would let me enter the time intervals and intensity levels for the routine, as there are 7 intervals in the routine, 3 of them lasting only 20 seconds. Anyone know of an android app which runs user defined, timed routines? All the spin apps I've found want me to pay for a predetermined class.
posted by grahahw to Health & Fitness (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Do you just need an interval timer app? There are zillions of those. I use Impetus. I program in my timed intervals and give them a name (such as "fast" or "walk") and the nice little text-to-speech voice announces the beginning of each new interval by beeping at me and then saying "fast" or "walk."
posted by soren_lorensen at 1:53 PM on April 27, 2016 [1 favorite]

I used to use an android app called ExerTime to do pretty much exactly this. It was actually helping me implement C25K, but "slow" interval, "fast" interval is basically what you're looking for. ExerTime appears defunt (not in appstore anymore).

But, in trying to remember what the damn thing was called, I found this Exercise Timer app that seems to have what you're looking for.

The buzzword that they use in the app description is HIIT. I'm not sure how that compares to SIT.
posted by sparklemotion at 2:25 PM on April 27, 2016

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