I’ve been using books to develop my strength training for a few years. Gym access is impractical as is a set of weights at home.
I recently did a free trial of the sufferfest and I really liked their strength videos, but a sub is a bit too expensive just for that (not really into their bike workouts). Is there anything out there that does something similar? Ideally I want videos with instructions to follow and some kind of progressive plan built in. Not worried at all about it being cycling specific - just want to keep the rest of my bod from fading away.
You are your own gym
Feeletics - more HIIT orientated
Adrian James - no real progressions for strength gains but a good beginner app
Nike Training Club - Good general workouts - some you have to pay for
Bodyweight Fitness - essentially the reddit bodyweight routine in an app
I just started Sworkit too, and subscribed after the free period. As you mentioned, I like that there is a video and instruction for every exercise. I also like that I can play my own music. I just put my iPad at the end of my yoga mat and I’m ready to go.
It gets a little repetitive, but I guess that’s what you get with body weight exercises. The same 8 exercises in 30 second segments over and over for 30 minutes does get a bit tedious.
It’s been a year since this thread so I thought I’d revive it to see if anyone has found any new bodyweight apps that are easy to use, or even better, have cycling focused workouts? SWORKIT works, but I got bored with it after a while.
Dialed fitness is great. Derek Teel is an experienced cycle racer and has been on the successful athletes podcast. He’s mentioned now and again on aacc. I use his programs and really like them. They are periodised and specially aimed at cyclists. You can take 7 days free to check it out. @Dialed_Health
There are a few no, or very low equipment ones. A flow, HIIT and mobility. Maybe not quite what you are looking for. I would really recommend getting a couple of kettlebells for great strength training at a very low cost. Again, just what I like and you may just want to do BW stuff.
You dont need an app just paper and pen or the app strong where you can create 2 free workouts i think. Add in superman a squat, push up, pull up, dip, leg rais from bar, pike pushup, and a core to finish off. That should cover what you need. Dont now where to start in the progressions off this movements. Just type calisthenic and The movement on YouTube. I think the channel calisthenic movement is great. This is my bodyweight rutin plus a warmup and mobilty at the end. Thats my opinion. Hope you find what you need!