I really like this app and the rest pause workout method. The weight and rep suggestions seem solid and push me more than I would have pushed myself, which I like. The number of sets progression is slower than I like but I just do more and the app adjusts next time. Support is great, very responsive and thorough. Only downside is cost. I’m still in the trial and really want to buy but $400 is tough to mentally accept. $150 would be a no brainer, $250 and I would think but still buy. $400 I’m torn.
Really appreciate the support and I love Dr Muscle app :) Have to say, I tried Fitbod app too and seems pretty random. It officially replaced my Fitbod app that I have previously used in the last 2 years and I’ve never achieved this much progression in my 1RM in a short period of time as I do now.
I'm 45, M, 6'7", 270lbs. As a kid (16-18) I was a competitive power lifter and wrestler. Seems somewhere around 22 I say down on the couch and didn't get up for 20yrs. Five years ago I weighed in at just over 430lbs. I got the weight off through diet and LOTS of LISS cardio. Earlier in 2019 forward progress stalled hard. That's when I started incorporating strength training. I tried and handful of short term programs and did a lot of research before I found Dr. Muscle. In just two weeks I've seen larger strength gains with Dr. M than I had over the last six months. The structured progressive overload, varied programs, excellent customer service, customizable, and adaptability of the app all work in concert to maximize your efforts. Worth every penny and I will continue to use the app as long as I'm the gym.
relly amazing application and eqsy to use
Wanted to write a quick review because I believe Dr. Carl and his team deserve it. I started using the app after a layoff due to shoulder and back injury and needed the motivation to grind back the strength. When I started my Bench was 195 and my squat was 198. This was in the beginning of April. My squat is now 333 and my bench is 235. I’ve done this while healing the injuries and I’m doing these workouts pain free. The guidance of the app is very good and it does and phenomenal job of adjusting to your strength and subtly pushing you towards progress in volume or strength or both. A recent update also advises you to add additional sets due to high recovery or back off due to detraining after a layoff. I haven’t seen another app that comes close to what this offers.
I’m 45 yrs old and after 20 workouts on the app I just bench pressed my personal best of 205 without a spotter. App says I could do 212 and the way 205 felt, with a spotter, I’m certain I could do 215! The app is easy to get used to and use because of its logical user interface, can be customized with your own routines or just follow the available ones on the app. I really do love it. Thank you Dr Carl!
This is truly the next best thing to hiring a personal trainer. I love the variety of exercises and the constant challenge to lift more. The Artificial Intelligence is brilliant!
I’ve always struggled with exactly how much to increase or decrease my weight by and this app eliminates the guess work. Good app that is thoroughly maintained. Also, customer service is fantastic and I’ve hardly spent more than a day waiting for a response.
Look, I’m a 46 year old woman I’m moderately fit - and don’t have any unrealistic goals about competing or having a perfectly cut body. I feel the need to say this app is for everyone, not just male aspiring body builders. It’s highly customizable and adjusts to your fitness goals easily. I’ve always worked out and had been doing CrossFit for the past 3 or so years. After many CrossFit disappointments ( I won’t go off on that) I went back to the gym but found it hard to get into a routine, and In fairness to CrossFit, I had gotten used to external forces and a planned routine to keep me motivated. After floundering at the gym for a few months I came across this app. It’s a gym game changer. Even my worst, lazy, unmotivated, moments I have a specific routine I know I need to do. I see so many people wasting time at the gym , spending hours there on their phone taking up prime real estate and franking doing exercises that not only seem useless, but could in fact be harmful. And I see many women that don’t seem to feel comfortable using heavier weights ( I also see superhero fabulously fit heavy lifting women- don’t get me wrong). But I feel like everyone could benefit from using this app. Efficient, simple and science based. Anyway - if you hate the idea of going it alone in the weight room or chatting it up with the gym trainer - this is the app for you. It’s far less money than a trainer - and you’ll never have to do a burpee or kipping pull up again.
I liked doing the trial of this app very much although I can’t afford the subscription. The timed protocol is very easy to follow using the app and the progression scheme gives you a very accurate and useful sense of progress. I think this app probably would make a sensible alternative to a personal trainer for a lot of people. But the subscription cost is, by my standards, prohibitively expensive, at $50/month. If that doesn’t give you sticker shock, try this out, it’s one of the most elegant sources of strength training programming guidance I’ve seen anywhere.