Start Bodyweight

Start Bodyweight Free App

Rated 4.21/5 (28) —  Free Android application by Ian Robson


About Start Bodyweight

‘Start Bodyweight’ uses a simple and proven model of basic-sets strength training and progressive overload, and it emphasizes compound functional movements.
It targets all the main muscle groups and, thanks to its progressive incremental structure, it works equally well for newcomers to bodyweight training and intermediate practitioners alike...

The progressions are derived from standard gymnastics progressions which have been fine-tuned, and extensively tested.

The programme and its protocols have been used successfully from people from all walks of life, and have received constant praise throughout their development. The methods it follows are nothing new and they are based on sound, well-established scientific protocols which I have merely refined until the progressions have become as seamless, balanced, and incremental as can be.

The 'Start Bodyweight' programme requires a minimal amount of equipment, and can be easily followed at home, in a park or in a gym: with a little imagination, a tree branch, a bench, a staircase or a door can all be substituted to the equipment required. It is both simple and minimalist in its approach.

Bodyweight programme created by Nick Janvier ( View programme online at (

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How to Download / Install

Download and install Start Bodyweight version 0.0.3 on your Android device!
Downloaded 1,000+ times, content rating: Everyone
Android package:, download Start Bodyweight.apk

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More downloads  Start Bodyweight reached 1 000 - 5 000 downloads

What are users saying about Start Bodyweight

by C####:

Best app for fitness

by F####:

Doesn't tell you how long to rest between sets.

by T####:

I was really excited to see this app, but not sure if I'm going to use it. The biggest issue I have, is it doesn't track reps done for each set. So you have to remember what you did last workout. Example: Were my reps 5/4/4 or 5/5/4 for push-ups last workout? You can only select 3x4, 3x5, etc. If this track each rep and updated for the next workout, I would use this in a heartbeat!!! Second thing is a usability issue. I do not like the spinner type selection. It would function a lot easier if a drop down selection was used. I think this is great start and I may end up using it. It is easier than other apps and it made specifically for the StartBodyweight workout. Just on the fence at the moment...

by O####:

This is like the bible of bodyweight exercise progressions. I have been searching for this for years.

by H####:

I've selected which variation of push ups but it doesn't show up when doing the workout, also could you add in a section for the warmup. Otherwise great.

by E####:

Are there some refinements that could be made? Sure. Does this do a decent job of keeping track of things? Absolutely. The best feature (for me) is "Level X/528", way to keep me working to move up that ladder!

by C####:

I have been using the startbodyweight training routine for awhile so when I opened this up i thought i had a real great potential assistant. Setting up my levels was really nice but when it came down to actually working out the app left much to be desired. Great setup, work on the actual workout though

by E####:

Yea, liked the app, 5 stars, could make the scrolling exercise & sets windows a but bigger ..

by C####:

First issue: the text for the plank is obscured. This makes it impossible to complete the work out because I cannot select whether the plank set was a success. Second issue: When I set level and hit done, it takes be back to the beginning of the set level process. Because it does not let me finish the set level process, the app won't let me start the workout. It turns out I didn't fill in one of the questions. It didn't not tell me which.

by F####:

This is the best app ever. I have lost 48 pounds since downloading. Mildly recommended

by Y####:

Love this app for tracking start bodyweight programme. But the workout list only shows 7 exercises when you click 'start workout'

by J####:

Free and valuable, best bodyweight program I have found so far.

by R####:

Needs some refinement though. Doesn't remember current work out if you switch pages, not intuitive about success/fail/move up, and it's difficult to make the help image go away, and if you make the mistake of pressing back to make it go away, it actually goes back in the app, loses your progress, and the image doesn't go anywhere.

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