Coach estimations are just wrong, too low

They are consistently too low, sometimes half of how much I actually need. They are not consistent with my own training history either. This matters, because I would like to use coach estimations to plan my day - have some idea about how much time I need to exercise.

For example, I checked my own history and I do 20 burpees in around 6 minutes (I am out of shape). However, coach prescribed me 50 burpees, 50 squats and 50 situps and estimated it to 9-13 minuts. There is no way it is possible. It is the same with running, jumping jacks, anything.

This is made worst by new layout not showing me how much time I actually needed compared to how much time was estimated. So it is unnecessary work for me to track it manually so that I can calculate the coach bias.

My theory is that I used to be in better shape years ago and freeletics still “remembers” that.

Hi @m.jurcovicova, it is definitely possible that the Coach bases the current estimate on your historcal average.
the best thing to do is to always give approrpiate feedback for the Coach to adapt to your current fitness level, by saying “This was too much” etc. Feel free to use the adapt button as well to give yourself a shorter session if you can judge it will take too long, or easier sessions.


But, it is not necessary that it was “too much”. I could do that workout or run … just that it took twice as much time. I do not want to give that feedback, because then the Freeletic will give me much easier workouts. Most of the time I am fine with actual load. When I am not, I ask for easier workout.

I am slow, but I can actually do those.

As in, coach is prescribing me ok exercises, it is just estimates them to take me a lot less time.

Not sure how this estimated times are calculated; they are often wrong in my case (either too high or too less) :person_shrugging: that’s why I often ignore it and estimate myself the time I would need to perform.
I’m absolutely with @m.jurcovicova: either the estimated times should be based on my own performances or they should be removed (as they simple are useless the way it’s implemented).

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I don’t think it should be removed, because for me in the beginning it was like a target that I aimed for in the long run.

I agree with @pedromlamorim, the estimates are usually on point for myself, + or - circa 5-10 min