GymBook does not have something like a button to start a workout. Instead, workouts are started implicitly by starting to log sets.To start logging a workout, select the workout you want to perform from within the
The image below shows an overview of the most important elements while working out with GymBook.
Also for completing a workout, GymBook does not have something like a button. Instead, as soon as you have logged your last set, GymBook will prompt you to complete the workout and check out the summary.
To complete a workout with some unfinished sets, you can skip your remaining sets. To skip a set, select it and tap on the skip button (the icon with the arrow jumping over the dot).Alternatively, you can also skip
You can add notes to any log during your workout. To do so, hold your finger on an existing log. To edit or delete these notes, you can do it the same way by holding your finger on an existing log that contains notes.
If the exercises are in a group, GymBook moves automatically to the next exercise (within the same group) after each set - until there are no pending sets in the group, in which case GymBook moves automatically to the next exercise in the next group.If the exercises are not in a group, GymBook moves automatically to the next exercise only after
You don't need to actively reset a workout in GymBook. Your workout will be cleared automatically on the following day. This is because logs in GymBook are strongly linked to a date. So on any date where there are no logs, the workout will be
You can change the date of the workout you want to log from within a workout. To do so, open a workout as you always do when you want to log it, tap on
You can change the unit from
As soon as you want to see a graph that contains
Below some examples on how GymBook would - only for the sake of showing them in a graph - normalize the logs:
- 32'', 2.00 lb > 8 x 2.00 lb
- 1', 0.00 kg > 15 x 0.00 kg
- 12 x, 10.00 kg > 12 x 10.00 kg
By the way: this is also how GymBook calculates the Heat Map of a workout that contains both repetition-based and time-based sets or logs. In addition, this logic is also applied when calculating the total weight lifted in time-based logs (which is only applicable if the weight is not 0.00 of course).
The primary timer is supposed to be used as rest timer between sets (for example it can be setup to start automatically after logging a set). The secondary timer can be used however you want. Some users use it for longer rests (for example after a hard set), while other users use it for stretching or timed exercises. Of course you can also use the primary timer however you want.
From within the
If the timer is not working, there are several things you can check:1. Please make sure that Notifications are enabled for GymBook (
The timer currently uses the volume of the ringer of your device. You can adjust the volume of the ringer - and therefore of your timer - using the standard volume controls (it should say
On iOS 15+, you can allow notifications from GymBook, even while you are on
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The way you can configure supersets in GymBook is by adding the exercises (and their sets) you want to have in a superset into the same group. For example, if you have the exercise
Warm up and cool down sets differ from the standard sets as they are not included in graphical statistics (line graphs or doughnut charts), in heat maps or in workout summaries.
Yes! You can share a workout by going to the workout's detail screen (by tapping on
1. On the device where you want to import the workout, make sure that GymBook is installed.2. Tap on the GymBook database file (typically a file named something like
You can duplicate a workout by swiping right on it and selecting
You can archive your workouts from within the
You can delete workouts from within the
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Yes, from within the
This also works, on a similar way, when selecting exercises for a workout. There, you additionally also have the option to filter by region.
From within the
You can delete exercises (the ones you created yourself) from within the
You can duplicate an exercise by swiping right on it and selecting
You can archive any exercise from within the
Of course! Simply send us an email with the exercises you'd like. We'll add them to our list and will consider them for future releases.Please notice that every single exercise request is considered, and when it comes to deciding which exercise we add next, we consider many different factors, such as the number of times the exercise was requested or the complexity of the exercise (some exercises are easier to draw than others). In addition, we also have to balance requests for new exercises with other feature requests, app improvements and bugfixes.
Stretching exercises do not have common names, and it can be difficult to define consistent naming conventions. To name our stretches, we considered various sources such as books and online resources. Our approach was to ensure that the stretches could be easily distinguished from strength and cardio exercises and to provide a rough indication of the movement without redundancies such as the muscle targeted (which is shown separately).
You can delete logs from within the
Since the catalog of exercises is being extended periodically, one of your custom exercises (exercises you created yourself) could at some point be available as a non-custom exercise, including its animation. In such cases, you might want to switch to that one rather than keep using the one you created (although it's perfectly fine to leave it as it is if you prefer).Although transferring logs between exercises is not supported yet, there is a very simple workaround that consists of using the image of the non-custom exercise in your custom one and archiving the non-custom exercise:1. From within the
To install GymBook for Apple Watch, you need to have watchOS 5.0 or later installed on your Apple Watch.
Unfortunately, it can happen that the communication between your iPhone and your Apple Watch gets messed up. If this happens, there are several things you can try:1. While GymBook on your iPhone and GymBook on your Apple Watch are open and you see the glowing circles: - Please make sure that your iPhone and your Apple Watch can communicate (i.e. that Apple Watch has been correctly paired with your iPhone, that Bluetooth is activated etc.). - Please try bringing GymBook for Apple Watch to the background and then back to the foreground (press the digital crown and then select GymBook for Apple Watch again). - Please try reordering your workouts on your iPhone (this usually also triggers a data update).2. If everything under 1. is not helping, you could try force restarting GymBook for Apple Watch. To do so, press and hold the side button of your Apple Watch until you see the power down menu of the Apple Watch. Afterwards, press and hold the digital crown of your Apple Watch again until you see the home screen. Now you can do a clean restart of GymBook for Apple Watch by tapping the icon.3. If force restarting is not helping as well, try to uninstall and then reinstall GymBook for Apple Watch (this last step usually does the trick).
GymBook for Apple Watch starts a workout session of the type
The workout session started by GymBook for Apple Watch stops any previously running workout session on your Apple Watch, because watchOS does not allow multiple workout sessions at the same time.You can choose to not start a workout session automatically by disabling it in GymBook for Apple Watch (
Calorie calculations are done directly by Apple's watchOS, if you use GymBook for Apple Watch. The workout session started by GymBook for Apple Watch (or the one that has been manually started by you) calculates calories independently of GymBook and saves them in the Health app. GymBook then reads them and associates them with your workout at the end of the workout.
It can happen that your Apple Watch saves the burned calories into the Health app after GymBook adds the workout to it (in which case the workout would not have the correct calories associated to it). If this happens, you can try deleting the workout from the Health app (but not the data, otherwise you would also delete the calories!) and then add it again (by opening the summary of your completed workout on GymBook).
Yes! Both completed workouts (with date, start time, end time, duration, name and optionally active calories and heart rates) as well as some body measurements (weight, height, body fat percentage and waist circumference) are synced with the Health app.
Whenever you complete a workout and see the workout completion screen (or you confirm the completion of a workout on GymBook for Apple Watch by tapping on
Whenever you save (add or update) one of the body measurements supported by the Health app, that body measurement will also be synced with the Health app.
Please make sure that GymBook is authorized to access all the health data types it needs by checking the permissions in the Health app under
Right now, GymBook does not consider data in Health app that originates from other apps or that has been entered manually. This is mainly because this data would only be readable by GymBook and not editable (due to constraints from iOS). Nevertheless, we are thinking of other options to display that data and we'll try to consider this for future releases.
Yes! All in-app purchases, so all
You can get a list of all additional exercises inside the
If you are using the same Apple ID that you used when you purchased the package or feature, you can restore your purchases by going to the GymBook
The same also applies if you have a new device or had to reset your old device.
Syncing between devices can be done via the
1RM stands for one-repetition maximum. Enabling
Unfortunately not. As of today, GymBook is an iOS-only app.
We are working hard on improving GymBook and every single user request is considered. When it comes to deciding what to build next, we consider many different factors, such as the number of times the feature was requested or the complexity/maintainability of the feature.We are extremely passionate about GymBook and want to continuously improve it, in order to provide the best possible experience to our users. Hence, we are listening to our users and are rigorously following our feature request list.
Kind of... Strava integration is currently available in a closed Beta phase, where you can connect GymBook to Strava. When connected, GymBook will save all completed workouts to Strava as well (including a long summary).
If you are interested to join the Strava Beta phase, please feel free to get in touch with us. We'll be happy to enable Strava for you.
GymBook will always be fully supported on the
Nevertheless, regardless of your OS version, you will always be able to run the latest GymBook version that works on your OS. And because these versions are not being updated anymore, they are subjected to longer test phases to ensure maximum stability of the app.
Unfortunately, GymBook is not designed for being used
In most cases, this issue is related to logging workouts in different time zones. Unfortunately, GymBook has issues in such cases. We are working on a fix, but it won’t happen overnight (it’s quite a complex one). In these cases, you can rest assured though that your logs are not lost, they are just not being shown in the line graphs, in the workout completion screens, or when accessing them by date (which is not optimal, of course, but not as bad as losing the logs forever). You can always still access them from within the
To enable exercise equipment support, GymBook 6.2.0 required a database update. Regrettably, due to internal iOS modifications, some identifiers were unexpectedly altered in certain instances. Consequently, GymBook might not recognize pre-existing workouts or measurements in the Health App, if they were created before GymBook 6.2.0. Instead, it would generate new entries. It's worth noting that this issue might only apply when viewing the workout completion screen of older workouts or when updating a measurement.For those encountering this problem, the resolution is to delete the duplicate entry from the Health app. If you're uncertain about which entry is the duplicate, feel free to delete both and then initiate a fresh Health App update from within GymBook. You can achieve this by either opening the workout completion screen (when the issue is affecting a workout) or by opening and saving a measurement (when it is affecting a body measurement).
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If you are experiencing a problem, please try to describe it as precisely as possible. After which actions does the issue occur exactly? Does GymBook crash? Can you attach a screenshot or even a video that shows the problem? Can you forward us a backup database file? What iOS, iPadOS, or watchOS version are you using? Which device are you using? The more information you provide, the easier it is for us to reproduce and fix the issue.