User Tutorial and Guide

For information on a particular task, choose one of the following:

[First Login]    [Setting Profile and Goals]   

[Choosing a Workout]    [Setting up Workout

[Viewing Workout]    [Tracking]    [Results Analyses]


First Login
    The personal data entry screen (Figure 1) is the first screen you will see when you begin using the interface.                             

Instructions:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1) Click "Personal Data Entry" to go to the main profile screen.

 Figure 1: First Login Screen



Setting Profile and Goals

     From this screen you click the Personal Data Entry' button that will guide you through setting up your information.  The following screen grabs (Figure 2 and Figure 3) show the other screens in the personal data entry section. You can first enter personal information about yourself, such as name, height, weight, etc. This will help the DPT get a background of you in order to adjust workout weight and programs. The second grab, below right, asks for your workout goals. This helps the DPT adjust the program in order for you to achieve your goals.


1)      Enter your name in the box next to the “Name” tag.

2)      Continue entering your age, height (feet, and inches), weight, and gender.

3)      Select your weight training experience from the drop down bar based on how many years you have been lifting .

4)      Click “Next”.

5)      On the next screen (figure 3), select the training goal you are aiming for and then select the specific muscle group you want to focus your routine on.

6)      Click “Finish”.



Figure 2: Personal Data Entry                                                              Figure 3: Personal Data Entry - Goals



Choosing a Workout

    This is the typical login screen (Figure 4) that a user sees once they have already set up their profile and workout goals. Shortcuts to creating new workouts, tracking workouts, and generating results are located on this screen. When a user clicks "Create Blank Workout" or "Create Workout from Preferences", the interface automatically goes to the "View" tab where the user can view a current routine and modify it.


1)      After successfully completing the profile screen, you will be presented the "Home Screen" (see Figure 4).

2)      Click on "Create new Blank Workout" to create an empty exercise routine. To automatically generate a routine based on your established preferences, click "Create Workout From Preferences".

Figure 4: Home Screen - Normal Login



 Setting Up Workout

    The overall view screen (Figure 5) allows the user to select a workout to view. The user has the ability to rename or delete the workout by clicking the rename and delete buttons respectively. If the user clicks delete, the system will prompt the user to verify this action as an error prevention technique. Clicking on the "View Selected Workout" button will take the user to the "Week View" of the workout selected in the workout listbox. The combo box on the top allows the user to navigate the "Overall Workout Selection" level, the "Week View" level, the "Day View" level, and the "Exercise View" level. The back button navigates the user back to the previous level they visited and allows the user to go back several steps.


1)      Highlight the workout you created and click "Rename" as shown in figure 5.

2)      Give your workout a name and click "Ok". You can click "Cancel" to go back to the "View Screen".

3)      You can then click "View Selected Workout" to review this workout routine or click "Back" to return to the previous screen.

Figure 5: Overall View Screen



Viewing Workout

        The "Week View" (Figure 6) allows the user to see a description of the type of workout for each day in the user's workout routine. The user can click on any day and go to the "Day View" (Figure 7) to see the workout more in depth. Daily descriptions can be changed manually in either view along with number of sets and set type in the corresponding text boxes. Once in "Day View" the user can click on an exercise which will navigate the user to the "Exercise View".


1)      Once in "View" mode, you can select how to view your exercises by selecting from the drop down box at the top. You can either view your workouts in "Week View" (figure 6) to see your entire workout agenda for the week,  "Day View" (figure 7) to view your workouts by day, or "Exercise View" (figure 8) to view information about a particular exercise in your routine.

2)    If you select "Week View", you can click on any of the days and see the "Day View" for that particular day.

                                    Figure 6: Exercise View                                                                    Figure 7: Day View


Figure 8: Exercise View




    The "Track" tab works similar to the "View" tab with the only difference being the "Exercise View" for tracking is as depicted in Figure 9. In the "Track" mode, the user can type (or use PDA stylus) the number of reps and weight performed during the actual workout. The user can add comments in this screen as a more detailed logging feature. The left and right arrow buttons at the bottom of the screen allow the user to go to the next or previous exercise for that day. The "View" and "Track" pages are linked and stay at the same level. For example, if a user was looking at the 5 sets of bench press done on Monday, hitting "Track" will bring up the screen to log those 5 bench press sets. In essence, the "View" and "Track" pages are synchronized to be at the same level so the user can switch back and forth easily.


1)       Click "Track" from the bottom of the screen and then click "Week View".

2)    Select the day of the week to record results for.

3)    To input the results from a workout you have completed, you need to be in "Exercise View". So, click "Exercise View" from the drop down box at the top. This will bring you to the information for your first exercise for this day (see figure 9).

4)    Input all of the information for this particular exercise as shown based on set, repetition (rep), and weight.

5)    You can then input any comments about this exercise or notes for next time in the "Comments" box.

6)    Click the ">" to continue to the next exercise for the day.


Figure 9: Tracking Screen



Results Analyses

    Under the "Results" tab (Figure 10), the user can generate analyses of their logged workouts. The choices for statistics include estimates of a "Maximum Potential" for particular exercises, "Progress Statistics" in which the results from exercises are compared to the user's initial goals. For workouts created from preferences, the results will be compared based on the norms stored in the system. Suggestions and feedback are also possible for users looking to find out more information on performing certain exercises, along with feedback on how the user can better attain his or her goals.


1)      Click the "Results" tab at the bottom of the screen.

2)    To view performance analyses on the exercises you have logged, choose one of types of reports (Maximum Potential, Progress Statistics, Suggestions/Feedback, or Email Results)

   Maximum Potential :     this will estimate your 1 repetition maximum for an exercise based on your performance

    Progress Statistics:       this will graph your results for an exercise over the past number of weeks your specify

    Suggestions/Feedback:     this will compare your logged results to your current goals and suggest ways to improve

    Email Results:            this will allow you compile all the logged results and forward them to a person you specify.

Figure 10: Results Screen


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