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Push Ups Fitness for BlackBerry PlayBook

Push Ups Fitness
By Jared DiPane on 12 Mar 2012 11:31 am EDT
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Not everyone is able to make it to the gym on a daily basis, or keep any particular workout routine everyday for that matter, but luckily there are many options that can be taken on the go. Push Ups Fitness is a free BlackBerry PlayBook application that requires no special equipment besides a floor and the BlackBerry PlayBook. Whether always on the go for work travel, juggling multiple jobs with changing schedules, or just never knowing what the day may bring, trying to workout can be a somewhat difficult task. 

The Review

Developer: Rittr Labs Version (at time of review): 1.0.0
File Size: 1500 KB OS Requirements: BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0
Cost: FREE Website: htt​p://​www.rittr.co​m

Push Ups Fitness is a very simple BlackBerry PlayBook application which creates a push up routine based on what you can do right from the start. When the application is launched for the first time it will ask how many push ups can be completed, and then this will be used as the baseline for the work outs. After entering how many push ups can be completed the application will then bring up another screen which allows for today's program to be started.

Start Pushing

Once today's program is started the application will request a certain amount of push ups (based on how many were completed originally) to be performed, and once they are finished you click that it is done. After the first round is completed the application will count down on a one minute timer and then it will move to the next round. This will continue for three rounds, but if you don't need one minute rest each time you can click to continue before that. At the end of the workout it will ask whether the work out was too hard, too easy, or just right, and that will help set the pace for the next work out.

All you have to do is launch the application once a day, begin that days program and enter your feedback at the end. In no time you will be doing double, then triple, and who knows you may even hit 10 times the original amount in no time. While you may not think a few push ups a night will do much good, the feeling of success once you double the original amount you were able to perform and continue beyond that will make it well worth it. Push Ups Fitness is free, it requires no additional pieces in order to be used, so there is no excuse for you not to hit the link below and try it for yourself.

Jump into the forums and let everyone know how many you can do!

Push Ups Fitness
by Rittr Labs

The Good

Push Ups Fitness is a very basic app that gets right to the purpose. It helps you achieve your goals in a very straight forward fashion.

The Bad

Not very many options and sadly the workouts can't be customized. It is what they say or nothing.

Conclusion

If you are looking to challenge yourself and help build some upperbody strength without the need for anything besides your BlackBerry PlayBook and a floor this is a perfect option for you. Take it with you on the go and keep your daily habits even while on the road.

Download Push Ups Fitness for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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I've been using this and it works very well for me. Especially since I can use my PB to jam tunes during the workout.

I used this app for quite a while and I'm not convinced the method works. Its premise is that you start at a comfortable rep count and then follow with many sets of diminishing reps - all with a minute rest between sets. You then score the session as too easy or too hard. Before I started this program I had a decent maximum reps I could do in one set and the other day I thought I would just go for maximum count in one set again thinking the program would show an improvement. Sorry to say there was no real improvement. I think I will just go back to pushing my single rep count the old way as it worked for me.

when i tried downloading from my playbook it said that it wasnt supported for my device, then when i searched for it, it brought me to the correct app for download

This happened with me too. Many other reviews in crackberry for playbook apps are with this issue.

About push ups, I'll try reminder old times with 70 push ups.

It has me doing ~10 rounds, not 3. Also even though I usually say the previous workout was too easy each round still hasn't come close to hitting the original amount I entered for my assessment workout, so I'm not sure why you are talking about hitting 2, 3, or 10 times your original amount.

But still it's free and easy to stick to, so I recommend it.

Hey can this be used on the Torch 9800?

Be good to see your other apps too ported over from Android. Sit ups and Squats look good too.