Fitocracy.com

by Arturo on March 27, 2012

Just a week ago, I stumbled across this site. It’s a site that’s still in its beta mode and you have to be invited to get on it, but it shows a lot of promise and I have to admit, I’m addicted. You can track your progress, compete against your friends, and get real results in your physical fitness. I personally like it because I can pull up charts on certain exercises to see my progress and I have an online exercise journal to reflect on.

Each time you workout, just enter your fitness activities on the Track page. As you enter your activities into Fitocracy, you’ll earn points. Over time, you’ll earn enough points to get to the next level. Leveling up means you’ve been keeping up with your fitness. Every so often leveling up unlocks a special challenge. Beating the challenges and leveling up means you’re making progress.

For example, I saw a challenge that gave a few hundred points for a muscle-up, so I decided to do one. Then a challenge popped up for 3. I then did 3 more. Then 5, 8, 10, 12, 15. Now there’s one for 20. I’ll have to try for max reps on my next go because all those reps got me sore. It’s definitely going to take some work. I took this as a challenge and because of it, I ended up getting an additional workout that I otherwise wouldn’t have done. It motivated me to go for it and continues to motivate me. This isn’t the only exercise either. Its database of exercises is pretty extensive, especially for a beta.

In the end, I’m definitely exercising more because of fitocracy and I already have a pretty full schedule with working out. Fitocracy can be a great tool to track progress, motivate, and keep up with your friends in their fitness pursuits. Check it out. I’ve already used up my invites, but maybe you can find a link somewhere on the web to join. If you do, my username is Fiero. Let me know what you think!

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