Tracked and Required sets are a useful tool for coaches to highlight specific sets of a workout. Instead of having to review every set that every athlete completes, you can bookmark certain sets and send the results to the Activity Report. You can also use required sets to update athlete test data.
What are Tracked and Required Sets?
Tracked Sets: Tracked sets are sets that you would like to monitor without notifying athletes that there is anything different about them. You can specify the set type as Tracked in the phase builder by clicking on the set type. In the mobile and iPad applications, this set will appear as normal to the athlete. However, the results will flow through to the Activity Report, which we will review below.
Required Sets: Required sets can also be thought of as Test Sets. In performing a required set, an athlete is asked to enter a value for one of the parameters.
In this example, we are prescribing a 2-rep max for the Barbell Clean. You can specify which parameter you are testing for by clicking the "Max" box below the parameter. Here, we prescribe the number of reps and are asking the athletes to enter the weight in lbs that they perform for 2 reps.
In this example, we are asking the athletes to perform as many reps as possible at 70% of their 1RM on set 3. Note that as long as the athletes have 1RME data for the Barbell Back Squat, the weight will automatically populate in the app. To learn more about adding test data, click here.
Once you have prescribed tracked and required sets in your program and the athletes begin completing workouts, the information will flow through to the Activity Report on the Team Page. You'll see a summary here, but you can view the detailed results by clicking "See All".
This page is organized first by date and then by exercise within a team. Required sets are labeled with a red "R" and tracked sets with a blue "TR".
The test column is indicated by a box around the value. In the example below, we were testing how many reps Rachel could do at 70 %RME. The reps and weight she used are displayed here. Her 1RME is the calculated 1-rep max equivalent based on the number of reps and weight performed. Here 1RME for this exercise is then updated in the current 1RME column.
To update an athlete's 1RME in the system and to create a new test result, click the update button.
You will be asked to confirm that you'd like to update the 1RME value for the athlete. Note that if you would like to edit the new value, you can do so when you see the popup (we will round to the nearest lb). Confirm the update and the button will change to a green checkmark, signaling that the result has been updated and this is the up-to-date value.
Note: Whenever this exercise is prescribed using %1RM, the weight will pull from the updated 1RME number.
To update all athletes' results for one exercise on a given day, click the update all button.
Tracked Sets: If the athlete completes more than was prescribed, the result will be in green. If the athlete completes less than was prescribed, the result will be in red. We will also show the more recent tracked set from the athlete's last workout. If an athlete performs more than one tracked set for a given exercise, we will show the athlete's best tracked set.