Thursday, February 07, 2008
...there are already over 150 podcasts,video instruction and workout how-to's.
If your best exercise isn't listed, just add it and watch it climb the rankings!
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
The Exertrack Forum forum is being moved to http://getsatisfaction.com/exertrack and will close soon. Please post your issues there for help or discussion.
Did you know that Exertrack Workouts is now available on Facebook? Paste this link into your browser to try it out!
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Yes, we're back with more free exercise and workout stuff for you!
Enjoy, and don't forget to add links to your own exercise instruction, exercise video or fitness podcasts at Exertrack Workouts...
Sunday, February 25, 2007
We have launched Exertrack Workouts!
Exertrack workouts are the place to find, add and rate your best workouts. This includes podcasts, video instruction and normal workout how-to's. There are already over 40 workouts available, so go over to http://workout.exertrack.com and have a look.
Feel free to add your favourites - whether they are podcasts, video instruction or anything else exercise or workout related , or rate the one's already there.
You can also subscribe to the handy RSS feeds to stay up to date with favourites...
Another free service brought to you by Exertrack - making free exercise instruction available to all!
Posted by Leslie Barry at 7:04 PM
Monday, February 05, 2007
Wow! We have had a huge and positive response to Exertrack version 2.0. You have downloaded thousands of copies and podcasts, and are actually using them and diligently updating your stats.
You have also earned over 480,000 Health Points since January (that's a lot of workouts!) through updating and tracking your workouts. Well Done!
Remember, you can earn Health Points by creating workouts, updating your stats, viewing your charts online, upgrading from Exertrack 1.2 to Exertrack 2.0, referring friends and also through upgrading to a Gold Subscription! These points can earn you a free Gold Upgrade, or a Gold Upgrade for a friend, so keep it up.
We have some cool new web 2.0 stuff coming, so watch this space for more free exercise stuff...
(and don't forget the iPod Competition - only a few weeks left!)
Posted by Leslie Barry at 9:23 PM
We don't normally post stuff like this, but the team here @ Exertrack just can't resist. I'm sure a lot of you that have gone back to gym after those resoulutions can relate to this. Enjoy!
WEEK AT THE GYM: ONE MAN'S STORY...
This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a regular workout routine.
For my 44th birthday this year, my friend John purchased a week of personal training at the local health club for me. Although I am still in great shape since playing for my football team 18yrs ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try.
I called the club and made my reservation with a personal trainer named Belinda, who identified herself as a 26 yr. old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swimwear.
John seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.
Started my day at 6:00am. Tough to get out of bed, but it was well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Belinda waiting for me. She was something of a Greek goddess with blonde hair, dancing eyes and a dazzling white smile. I would never tell my wife this....
She took my pulse after 5 minutes on the treadmill. She was alarmed that my pulse was so fast, but I attributed it to standing next to her in her Lycra aerobics outfit. I enjoyed watching the skilful way in which she conducted her aerobics class after my workout today.
Very inspiring, Belinda was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, Although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time she was around. This is going to be a FANTASTIC week!!
I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door. Belinda made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air, and then she put weights on it! My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile. Belinda's rewarding smile made it all worthwhile. I feel GREAT!! It's a whole new life for me.
The only way I can brush my teeth is by lying on the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. I parked on top of a moped in the club parking lot. Belinda was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered the other club members. Her voice is a little too perky for early in the morning and when she scolds, she gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying.
My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Belinda put me on the stair monster. Why the hell would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Belinda told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life. She said some other s..t too.
Belinda was waiting for me with her vampire-like teeth exposed as her thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl. I couldn't help being a half an hour late; it took me that long to tie my shoes.
Belinda took me to work out with dumbbells. When she was not looking, I ran and hid in the men's room. She sent Larry to find me, then, as punishment, put me on the rowing machine-which I sank.
I hate that b.tch Belinda more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anaemic little cheerleading b.tch . If there were a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat her with it. Belinda wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps! And if she didn't want dents in the floor, she shouldn't have handed me the*&%#(#&** barbells or anything that weighs more than a sandwich.
The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?
Belinda left a message on my answering machine in her grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing her made me want to smash the machine with my planner. However, I lacked the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel.
I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year, John (the assh.le), will choose a gift for me that is fun -like a root canal or a vasectomy!!
Monday, January 01, 2007
Happy New Year from Exertrack! We hope you didn't over-indulge too much, but if you did, now's the time to get back on track with Exertrack. This is always the time for New Year's resolutions, so here are 3 simple steps to tackle this.
- Write down what you want to achieve, with specific goals and target dates and weights/distance/etc - why not put your goals down as a comment at the bottom of this post to refer back to?
- Plan what you want to do - Exertrack Software can help you to do this, and the Exertrack Podcasts will instruct you on how and coach you.
- Measure what you are actually doing - you'll be surprised at the progress you make when you look back on it. Exertrack advice on the web is a great way to do this. If you have been updating, why not go here to check on what you achieved last year!
An added benefit is that each time you update, you accumulate Exertrack Health Points, which can eventually get you or a friend free Gold Membership for a year, amongst others...
And remember, the iPod competition is open until 28 February 2007, so enter now.
Have a fantastically fit and fabulous 2007!
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Thursday, December 21, 2006
It's near the end of another year - you've trained hard, dieted well and have updated Exertrack with your info. Before you dive into that Holiday food, have a look at your stats for the year for some encouragement!
This is the hardest time of the year to stay on track, and even if you can't /don't want to stick to your usual routine, get out there for a walk, swim or ride, or try the following -
tell yourself that you're going to just do your warm-ups or cardio and take it easy on the weights, get into the gym, and before you know it, you'll have done your whole routine, and burnt of some calories to use on Christmas day for the meal!
Don't forget to enter the competition to celebrate the launch of version 2.0, Exertrack™. We're giving away an Apple iPod shuffle to a lucky Green member and a super iPod Nano to a Gold member!
Very handy to take your Exercise Podcasts to gym with you...
Click below to subscribe now...
Season's greetings from all of us here @ Exertrack - we look forward to helping you get back in shape next year ;-)
P.S. Remember that you can refer your friends to earn extra Exertrack Health Points by clicking here...
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
We have expanded our exercise list based on your feedback. To suggest additional exercises or sports, use the 'Suggest' option included in the Exertrack v2.0 software. Get it here if you don't have it yet!
We have included the list below...
'1 Arm Rows'
'2 Arm Tricep Pushdowns'
'2 x Dumbell Laterals'
'Base Pulley Rowing'
'Behind Neck Barbell Press'
'Bent over row '
'Body Weight Squats'
'Cable Lateral Raises'
'Calf on Leg Press'
'Close Grip Bench'
'Close Grip Curls'
'Close Grip Lat Pull downs'
'Crunch and Reach'
'Crunch with Raised Leg'
'Curls Scott Bench'
'Decline Bench Press'
'Dips (Chin Dip Assist Machine)'
'Donkey Calf Raises'
'Dumbbell Alternate Press'
'Dumbbell Chest Press'
'Dumbbell Military Press'
'Elbow to Knee'
'End of the Bar Rows'
'Flat Bench Press'
'Flat Dumbbell Fly''s'
'Flat Dumbbell Press'
'Horizontal Leg Press'
'Incline alternate Curl'
'Incline Bench Press'
'Incline Dumbbell Fly''s'
'Incline Leg Press'
'Incline Seated Chest Press Machine'
'Inclined Lever Rows'
'Kneeling Cable Pushdowns with Rope'
'Lat Pull downs (Narrow Grip)'
'Lat Pull downs (Wide Grip)'
'Lateral Pull downs to Back'
'Lateral Pull downs to Chin'
'Lateral Raises to the Sides'
'Lower Back Stretch'
'Lying Barbell Triceps'
'Lying on Arm Rear Deltoid Raises'
'Lying tricep extensions'
'Lying Tricep Extensions (Skull Crushers)'
'One Arm Cable Concentration Curl'
'One arm Cable Rows'
'One Arm Rows'
'Preacher Curls (Barbell)'
'Preacher Curls (Dumbbell)'
'Push downs on Cable Machine'
'Reverse Barbell Curl'
'Reverse Barbell Preacher Curls'
'Reverse Lat-Pull Down'
'Seated Alt Curl'
'Seated Barbell Press'
'Seated Bench Press Machine'
'Seated Dumbbell Curls'
'Shoulder Press Machine'
'Sitting 1 Dumbbell Curls'
'Sitting 2 Dumbbell Curls Supanation'
'Standing Barbell Curls'
'Standing Cable Bicep Curl'
'Standing Calf Raise'
'Standing Dumbbell Reverse Curl'
'Standing Pull downs'
'Standing Triceps Push-down'
'Stiff Legged Deadlift'
'Total Triceps Machine'
'Tricep Extensions Pushing off from a Bench'
'Vertical Seated Rows'
'Wide Grip Curls'
'Wide Grip Upright Rowing'
Posted by Leslie Barry at 5:41 PM