30 Days of Fitstar : A review of the Fitstar App

Today starts the 1st day in my 30 days of Fitstar. For the next 30 days I will be doing a complete review of the new Fitstar App.  Everyday I will be doing  a new routine and then posting my feed back on its overall difficulty as well as any improvements or changes that I might like to see. So far I found that it seems to be a good app. I am interested to see just how much program customization there is. For instance they say it syncs to your Fitbit but I have not really notice anything different. I will of course investigate this further as the month goes on.

Today my wife and I did the routine called

Hard Core

26 min, 244 cal

Strengthen your core with two sets of diverse and fun midsection-sculpting exercises.

Here is the actual workout

  • 585043a2c80843316a014de2  Be sure to push up through your hips and to squeeze your glutes at the top.
    Floor Bridges
    15 reps
  • 585043c0299c380445004f71  Make sure that you control your lower body as it comes down slowly and controlled dont just drop your hips down.
    Reverse Crunches
    15 reps
  • 585043d217fa5c7c08014dc8 If you need help you can but your hands under your hips.
    Straight Leg Lifts
    10 reps
  • 585043c217fa5c7c08014db8
    Russian Twists
    20 reps
  • 585043a5b7a2ce22f2014cbb   I found these to be alot harder than they where when I was in good shape and I was only able to do them for 30 sec.
    Forearm Side Plank – Left
    45 sec
  • 586d7715b7a2ce5f6e003313
    Rest
    30 sec
  • 585043bc3a6e850479001f17
    Plank to Downward Dogs
    10 reps
  • 585043a517fa5c7c08014d8e
    Forearm Side Plank – Right
    45 sec
  • 585043c217fa5c7c08014db8  I was extremely dissappointed to see repeats in these workouts.  There are too many exercises to have repeats.
    Russian Twists
    30 reps
  • 585043d217fa5c7c08014dc8  Again another repeat. Not good!
    Straight Leg Lifts
    10 reps
  • 585043d83a6e850479001f4b   This is a great ab exercise
    V-Ups
    5 reps
  • 585043dac80843316a014e28  These are so hard. You really have to concentrate and use your arms for stabilization.
    Windshield Wipers
    10 reps
  • 585043a2c80843316a014de2 Another repeat. Is there that little creativity?
    Floor Bridges
    15 reps
  • 586d7715b7a2ce5f6e003313
    Rest
    30 sec
  • 585043a2c80843316a014de2 LOL another repeat that we just did before the break! Come on Really?
    Floor Bridges
    15 reps
  • 585043c0299c380445004f71 REPEAT
    Reverse Crunches
    15 reps
  • 585043d217fa5c7c08014dc8REPEAT
    Straight Leg Lifts
    10 reps
  • 585043c217fa5c7c08014db8REPEAT
    Russian Twists
    20 reps
  • 585043a5b7a2ce22f2014cbbREPEAT
    Forearm Side Plank – Left
    45 sec
  • 586d7715b7a2ce5f6e003313
    Rest
    30 sec
  • 585043bc3a6e850479001f17REPEAT
    Plank to Downward Dogs
    10 reps
  • 585043a517fa5c7c08014d8eREPEAT
    Forearm Side Plank – Right
    45 sec
  • 585043c217fa5c7c08014db8REPEAT
    Russian Twists
    30 reps
  • 585043d217fa5c7c08014dc8
    Straight Leg Lifts
    10 reps
  • 585043d83a6e850479001f4bREPEAT
    V-Ups
    5 reps
  • 585043dac80843316a014e28REPEAT
    Windshield Wipers
    10 reps

 

  • 585043a2c80843316a014de2REPEAT
               Floor Bridges
          15 reps
All In all I was not really impressed with the first workout.  Yes it did kick our butt but that is just because I had let myself get so far out of shape.  The other thing that I found to be really terrible is that out of 24 exercises THERE ARE ONLY 7 DIFFERENT EXERCISES!!!
Come on!!! Not sure if they are just lazy or what.  I hope that they are not all like this and I can get a little variation. On the app I only gave this workout 3 stars out of 5. I would have given it less but it did kick my butt.

 

Tomorrow we will be doing the “Tough Mudder” workout called Mudder Mayhem. Looking forward to it since we are doing our 1st half Tough Mudder in Oct.

That is all for now. I will be doing a more complete overview of the Fitstar app itself later this week. As well as a complete review of the Fitbit 2 Charge.

I’ m Outta Here, Peace !!!

Jeff Banek

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