Posted May 22, 2012 by
We’ve got over 700 official Fleetly exercises, with some several thousand additional member-created exercises. With the number of new exercise created each week, every so often we find that we have to re-balance points because some exercises get out of line.
Fleetly calculates strength points by adding up the total work done for the exercise, including the amount of bodyweight lifted, accounting for the range of motion, and the amount of additional weight lifted (in the form of barbells and dumbbells). Compare a back squat to a dumbbell snatch: with both exercises you lift approximately 90% of your bodyweight (everything but your shins and feet) during the squatting part, but with the snatch you have an additional shoulder press. The difference in points is small because one arm is only about 5% of your bodyweight, but the difference is still there and the snatch should give a fraction more on points. The same principal applies to a few other exercises, such as jump squats which should give more points than body weight squats because of the extra height achieved when jumping.
Up until now we hadn’t accounted for the differences, but we’re going through and correcting this and a few other exercise, so expect a few more points going forward.
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