So, I’ve just completed my 20th Hell Week, and now comes the challenging part – choosing the next journey. After reading journey descriptions for about six years, I know them by heart. And from my experience, selecting the next journey is the most dilemmatic aspect of using the Freeletics app . We need to decide what our next 48 sessions / 9 weeks will look like.
Every time after finishing Hell Week, I wonder if that part of the app gets improvements, and so far, I’ve experienced 20 times of “Nope. They haven’t changed a single thing." Can we update it with much deeper insights to better understand the differences of the journeys?
Can we see an example plan for six weeks ahead for every journey, not just five days? The first five days tell us nothing because it’s more like a test phase than a clue to the training plan. This would be super useful for more advanced users. I need to see what type of exercise I’ll do, what kind of intervals, what kind of God workouts? What is the number of cardio workouts vs strength workouts in the journey? How many workouts for legs / chest / arms / back? Maybe some pie chart with %? Show us what is behind the “Everyday Strength” journey before we go with it.
Can we target specific body parts? I’d like to know which part of my body is targeted during the journey. For example, let’s say I need to focus on ABS. Which journey is the best? As hard as I can get into?
I’d like to do intervals with Dragon flags (like 20x20x20x20x20), or strict toes to bar, jack-knives, ground twists with plate, bicycle crunches, dumbbell crunch, leg wipers, etc. Just I need heavily focused on ABS, the same way like some intervals are heavily focused on arms and legs. Which journey will get me there? After six years with Freeletics, I can say that Freeletics programs are not effective in building/shaping ABS muscles, and I need to work on them individually.
More detailed information about the load and cardio. Examples:
- Weight-Free Gain is 120 load and 30 cardio
- Everyday strength is 80 load and 55 cardio
- Dumbbell gain is 70-150 load and 20 cardio (make adjustments with weight selection)
- Barbell gain is 70-190 load and 20 cardio (make adjustments with weight selection)
- Hybrid Strength is 70-160 load and 70 cardio
- Freeletics Hardcore is 150 load and 110 cardio
- Start strong is 25 load and 40 cardio, etc.
Three dots scale isn’t enough. Imagine a weather forecast with a 3 dot scale. It will rain - 3 dots. There will be a sun - two dots of three.
Weights-Free Gain description has been misleading for years. You can read in the “What to expect” section “Train-to-bulk,” then, in the Results section, you can read “Build muscle without the bulk.”
It would be super if we could know which of the journeys contain more exercises with resistance bands, which with dumbells, and which contain more specific exercises. For example, I would like to do more strict muscle-ups, which journey to choose? And which one for dragon flags and Handstand walk?
I’ve already completed 3xTantalus for 15 times, 2xTantalus for 15 times and 1xTantalus for 4 times. When I see Tantalus, I feel fatigue and lack of challenge? How many times can you do Tantalus? Meanwhile, I rarely get Zeus (5 times only), and I would like to get it more often. In particular, I would like to try the 2x Zeus, how to do it? “You can choose it individually”, do I?
I can’t skip the coach’s session because DAS will drop. Doing a 2x ZEUS requires the two previous sessions to be slightly lighter. In other words, it’s difficult to do a 2x ZEUS after a 3xTantalus. It requires planning to make sense and reason.
I have a similar case with Hekate. 3x Hekate = 20 times, 2x Hekate = 14 times, 1x Hekate = 13 times. In total, I completed Hekate 101 times. After such a long time, monotony and boredom set in. I have more such cases in my books. How to solve this problem? Why doesn’t the coach give me some new, unknown Gods workouts even for a fresh change one for a time? At the moment, I have 58/74 bodyweight God workouts completed. But I don’t get any new for years.
I would like to see how many times I have completed a particular journey and when was the last time?
I would like to see a summary of my journeys. What have I achieved? How many of each God workout I’ve completed? What were God workouts? How many of each exercise did I do? What advanced exercises did I perform? How did this journey compare to the one I did before?
I would like to see what journeys my friends are doing / doing mostly.
I would like to be able to RATE the journey to give freeletics coach a feedback. How I feel. Have I achieved my goals in those 48 sessions?
I would like to receive information about changes in metabolism by choosing / switch journey after some other journey. What changes should I make to my diet during by selecting this concretejourney?
I would like to know what benefits there are from doing the same journey 2 or 3 times in a row. From my observations, frequent changes in the journey do not have a positive impact. The body must adapt to the change in load/exercise character, and it takes some time before it aligns with metabolism.