Apr 5, 2012
Getting in shape takes time. Many people these days do not have 2 hours a day to spend at the local health club to keep in shape. Most people have a spare 16 minutes 3 times a week though.
Max Capacity Training gives the person on a time budget a great alternative to start a workout routine without a gym membership. None of the exercises require weights. Some examples are squats, push-ups, lunges and dips. These and the other parts of the routines only use body weight.
Each day is broken down into 4 exercises. Depending on the week, the duration of each exercise will vary. There are 3 different workout types; 1 style per week and repeated every 3 weeks.
Fifty-Ten Protocol – Perform each exercise for 50 seconds non-stop. There is a 5 second break between exercises. When all 4 exercises in 1 round are completed, there is a 10 second rest before the next round of the same exercises start.
Tabata Protocol – The same exercises from the previous week are performed in 20 second bursts with a 10 second rest between each round. There are 8-20 second rounds of a single exercise before moving on to the next exercise.
Time Attack Protocol – This is a week of beating previous accomplishments. The goals are a combination of Day 1 score plus Day 4 score multiplied by 3. The goals can be auto calculated when scores are shared on Facebook through the Max Capacity Training app or on their webpage. The idea for for the 3rd week is to complete the goals as quickly as possible instead of a pre-determined time. After the 3rd week of a routine is finished, there are a new routine for the next 3 weeks.
Busy parents and anyone who travels frequently can appreciate Max Capacity Training. Because there are no weights required and the time to perform the routine is minimal, there aren’t many excuses for not getting in better shape. The hard part is forming the exercise habit. On the Max Capacity Training website, people post comments (via Facebook) with their scores. This is a great motivator and can add a bit of accountability while you are getting in the habit of working out.
Max Capacity Training Review Rundown
User Interface - Easy to use and offers a lot of explanation of the exercises and the weekly routine.
Usefulness - Having a short pre-planned workout is easy to manage.
Performance - The large timer and spoken commands are easy to see and hear while working out
Value - A great free workout application for real world users.
Overall - I think Max Capacity Training is a great app to help time strapped people start exercising from home.