Blown Away 5/5
Really surprised by the results I am seeing with this program! It pushes you to that next level
Good app. Needs a few tweaks. 4/5
By Chi Chi Gonzales
This is a decent app for tracking your SL5x5 progress. The Power Pack adds some nice options but has one glaring omission - that being, you can’t reorder the assistance lift from the order they are presented in the list. One “workaround” is to create custom exercises and use an A, B, C format or A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, etc.
And editing custom exercises is limited once they are created. Normally, you just have to delete and recreate the exercise if you need to change a parameter other than the weight increase.
Motivated by data 5/5
By br i a n
I’ve stuck with it for a month so far and don’t see myself stopping.
Great App 5/5
This is a great app with a great workout routine. Only wish it worked on the Apple Watch.
Stronglifts 5x5 5/5
Great app! I'm 62 YO and one of the best strength apps I've used!
Excellent idea, faulty execution* 2/5
The app itself works...well. I’ve used it for a couple years. It’s a good app, however, there are flaws/bugs that are have been in the app since I’ve started using it. It would seem that the developer has not looked at the actual app in a while, but instead focused on promoting the app via its website, ads, articles, etc.
I would love to rate this app 5 stars. However, the blatant disregard for cleaning up the app, and instead a pure focus on making more money has caused me to temporarily reconsider.
Coming back after years out of the gym, as a former mma and B.B. athlete, this is by far the best program and app. Get it and never look back.
Great app!!! 5/5
Makes programming simple and easy to follow. Just do the work! Well worth the price!
There’s a Reason this App Was Featured in an Apple Commercial 5/5
By Nick of All Trades
Simple, clean, helpful.
Good app for combination workouts 5/5
This app kicked my butt the first time I used it. It’s weight calculations are on point if you know what your best weight is for each workout. So far I like this app a lot.
Awesome progression, program works very well 5/5
I have been using this app for about a month and a half, and have tried to stay consistent in using it. I have noticed an increase in my strength and endurance outside the gym, and the progressive loading works well to give enough a challenge each session without making you too sore to do the next one. The app itself is easy to use, and the customer support is awesome. Definitely a five star app.
Great, but needs to support Apple Watch 4/5
The app is perfect. Just wish it had Apple Watch support....
Best out there 5/5
Best weightlifting app out there, too bad they don’t have more advanced or targeted workouts as add-ons
No longer syncs with Apple health 3/5
Made sure that it had permission to write data and did all that the FAQ suggested. Supposedly will be addressed at next update, but it does need to be fixed.
Has needed improvement from the beginning 1/5
This app is great if you’re only doing three exercises. But those three exercises get old pretty quick. As soon as you add exercises, the app becomes completely retarded. It glitches, crashes, performs slowly, adjusts weight without being prompted. It’s a great concept, but you all really need to figure these bugs out. They keep updating, but the problems NEVER improve.
Stellar app 5/5
I’ve been using the app for a bit over a month. Following the program 3x a week. The app is simple to use and effective. The free version alone is great. I paid up and am glad I did. Adds some useful features and is a good way to suppose the program.
Great intro to weightlifting 5/5
I didn't really know where to start with weightlifting; I started out fairly skinny and weak so I definitely had to overcome my discouragement. But after a few months of consistent, linear strength gains on this app, I can safely say it was the perfect place to start.
There are a few supplement exercises for arms you can buy for $1.99 which is great, and $9.99 for the entire collection, which is a tad too much imho, but considering how many years I have used this app and how strongly (lol) it has affected my life, I guess it was worth the investment!
Also, people will tell you to eat an insane amount of calories in the beginning and I urge you to eat only a little above your maintenance BMR at the start. Too many people, including my ectomorphic-self have gotten fatter after being told a 4000 “Gallon-of-Milk-a-day” calorie diet is the only way to go. Eat what you think you need and you will be lean, mean and one hell of a strong person.
A must have in every fitness tool kit 5/5
I love StrongLifts 5x5 ... great program and great app. Bought the premium upgrade because I’ve been using it for free for so long I figured why not show some appreciation and reward Medhi. Anyway I guess just thanks for a great app that does a nice job of organizing the program.
Almost A Five Star App 4/5
Would give a five star if I could adjust the weight of my Oly bar. My home bar only weighs in at 35 pounds. This leaves me to fudge plate numbers to increase the overall weight.
Too Easy! 5/5
The app is super easy to use and keeps you on track. Couldn’t be happier
Keeps me lifting by removing tedium 5/5
By Cory Allen
By knowing what lifts I am going to do along with the warmup and weights I stay consistent. The app deign is also very clean and the interface is easy to use.
Great app, highly recommend it. 5/5
By Steve Graff
I downloaded this app a long time ago. I finally got around to using it and I’m kicking myself that I took so long.
I had been a member of a gym, attending small group sessions with a trainer performing a circuit of mostly machine exercises. A change in jobs made this option inconvenient and expensive for me. I knew that I needed the structure that this kind of program offered, otherwise I would just get bored and frustrated with the experience.
This app provides a well-defined, easy to follow plan, with a great interface. Following the program and using the app really simplifies my whole gym experience. Personally, I don’t like having to decide what exercises to complete for how many reps, at what weight, etc. I got the structure that I needed from StrongLifts.
Tapping the screen after finishing a set is a helpful mental milestone, the rest timer between sets keeps me focused, and after completing a StrongLifts session I feel like I’ve accomplished something. Far from dreading the experience, I’m already planning my rest, nutrition, and schedule for my next session.
My iPhone case has a “steelie” magnet (for a car mount) stuck to the back, allowing me to stick my iPhone to the power rack that I’m using. Very convenient and helpful for keeping track of sets.
StrongLifts interfaces with Apple Health to log workout time. I’d like to see interaction with my Fitbit app as well.
Easy, simple, perfect 5/5
By J and C Holcomb
Basic app, easy to use for excellent lifting program. Thank you!
Great app, even better workout routine 5/5
Simple, specific, unambiguous instructions on how to lift and how to improve.
Working through the progression 5/5
I’ve just started, and I’m lifting ridiculously light weights. I’m gradually moving up the ladder every workout, so I’ll be lifting heavier in no time! Very structured and easy to follow.
Incredible. Life changing. This simple program I started 5 years ago has motivated me to continue to lift weights consistently to this day. Highly recommend! My deadlift starting out might have been 225 1RM. Now it is 415 lbs. I have gained real, lifelong lasting muscle and it all started after I downloaded this app.
Best app for beginning lifter 5/5
Love this program and app. Easy to use and adjust to your abilities.
Balance workout!! 5/5
There are times you cannot go further any more on SQ and DL. Are you Hulk? Lol.
Just do a 10lbs decrement from your max limit for maintenance and add some program like dips and pullups etc. If you get injured from SQ and DL, the rest of the program will be affected and you will stop going to the gym.
Just what I wanted 5/5
Timer, weights, reps... Let’s go
Can’t recover my account 1/5
Won’t restore account or restore power Pack, crappy app
Love the app! Works great!!
Issues I’ve had: I can figure out how to share my purchase of this app with my family that shares my account... not sure if it’s me or by design.
It doesn’t work with my Apple Watch!!! If would kind of work with my Garmin Watch. Why not my Apple Watch!!? Please fix?
Really enjoy the app and hope you keep up the good work. Thanks!
Read the update history 3/5
This app seems to need an update for no reason every 3 weeks with nothing of value noted for why it needs updated.
This is amazing 5/5
It modeavates you to work out more to get stronger and be a better you
Great app 5/5
Love the app especially when you take some time off it give an option to deload or get sore lol
53 yo, 240, Out of Shape 5/5
I’m through my first A and first B sessions. One would say, “Big deal...those are such easy lifts!” And, you’d be right...they were fairly easy. But guess what, I did them. I was actually sore as hell in the legs when doing my B squats, b/c it’s been so damned log since I’ve worked out. But I DID ‘EM! And I’m excited about my next A workout. And guess what, “I’LL DO IT!”
This workout system seems achievable for now. It’s not intimidating. I don’t feel like a POS squaring the bar b/c nobody judges. At minimum, I imagine they’d think I was just warming up. I’m in and out of the gym in less than 15-minutes total. At least for now.
I’m damned excited about sticking to this. I can do it!
Hands down my favorite workout app! 5/5
This is one of the best apps on the App Store, quality wise and utility wise! This is one of the few apps I’ve bought and I have 0 regrets! Plus, the workouts are great! 😊
PS: Go to the about section in the settings and read the blog post! It’s got some great info.
App is helpful 5/5
The rest timer is awesome and this is the best way for a beginner to start lifting
Long delays after a tap - all resolved! 5/5
Long delays after a tap. Entering reps have no delays. Just starting the workout and later looking at graphs. Often the assistance workouts don’t record properly. For a recording of 5x5 workout it is stored as 3x5 and says that I failed by skipping the last two sets.
Update - Thank you for the quick update and resolution!
Keeps me on track 5/5
I love this app it’s easy to follow and takes the guess work out of gym time.
Can’t export data 4/5
By Carib tech
Whenever I try to export my data it isn’t appearing in my inbox. What’s wrong?
Apart from this the app is great and makes working out very easy for beginners with not much time to plan and research
Life changer! 5/5
I got referred to the website by my (New) Facebook friend Amanda and now I am a few days in, already seeing how this small set of exercises gives me a maximum effect, working out many muscles for each exercise!
Love it and will be recommending to many others!
Simple, yet super effective! 5/5
I absolutely love this app, it not only helped me ease back into strength training after a long hiatus, but helped me exceed my previous limits. I have recommended StrongLifts to all my friends! There’s only one thing on my wishlist that I hope the developers consider: an Apple Watch version, so I can really focus on my workout and not have to mind my phone. Please and thank you so much!
Best lifting app!! 2/5
I love this workout!
This is a great app but the last update deleted my history and I can’t recover it. It also deletes assistance lifts each time since the update.
Dosent save weight or workouts 1/5
I was using the app for bench press and the app set my weight at 85. That weight is to low for me so I set my weight to 150 and continued my workout. When I pressed to done to complete the workout my workout didn’t save and the weight on bench reverted back to the original. Would be 5 stars but I can’t even use the app because of this problem
Great App 5/5
By Houston Freddy
This app takes decision fatigue out of the workout equation. Lift the amount of weight for the number of reps and sets and you’re done. Boom!
Simple and effective 4/5
Great app! I used the android version for years before coming to iOS. This version has a few bugs (if you navigate within the app during a workout, you could lose your current session) but overall is really good. The workout itself is great and the app has an easy, intuitive interface.
Great app for the beginner lifter 4/5
Simple and too the point. The extra features aren’t worth the extra money but overall a good app. Sorely needing Apple Watch support.
Best Lifting App! 5/5
By Jerk awesome
Great for getting stronger! I use this app a lot and it really is very convenient!
Highly recommend. EZ to use and very helpful. Enjoy the timer between reps
Simple and Solid 4/5
Love the simple clean app, would like to be able to customize my own sets but all good.