Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Strength exercises are an unsurprisingly perfect way to get stronger and fitter. They’re also the ideal way to completely wreck your back and other vital limbs, all through performing such activities incorrectly. While you can get a trainer or spotter to assist you, that’s not always convenient. Instead, I’d suggest giving Fitness Avatar a shot.
The app works by offering you advice on how to perform a particular move, before then filming you as you complete one repetition so you can see exactly what you’re doing rightly or wrongly.
You’re restricted to squats, deadliest, and bench presses, but as these are three popular moves and ones that demand you perform them correctly, this is a pretty good starting point. In each case, a brief intro is provided along with a description of why you should take advantage of such a movement. Then you can go to work. Fitness Avatar will keep an eye on how your back is adjusting and whether you’re putting too much pressure on your knees or other joints. You can then watch it back and see how you did.
It’s useful stuff, not least because it can stop you from wrecking your body through poor technique. Each of these activities is great for your strength but can cause havoc for your back if you do it wrong. You can select exact frames, as well as switch between two viewpoints, meaning you know what’s going on at all times.
It’d be great if more activities were available or ifFitness Avatar could track how many repetitions you perform, but as it stands it’s sure to be a very useful tool. No one wants to weaken their body in such a way and this app offers a fair chance of stopping you from doing exactly that.