29 THE TIMER

This is the screen where you’ll perform self-testing and the workouts. It is always displayed in landscape mode. Its use is quite intuitive, however, we explain here below its different elements and controls distributed in these 6 spaces:

1. Numerical timer: displays the remaining time of the current phase of the workout if it has been configured in ‘countdown’ mode, and the elapsed time in ‘chrono’ mode. It occupies the biggest square in the left part of the screen.

2. Phase: placed under the numerical timer, it describes the current phase of the workout when the timer is running, or the next phase when it is in standby.

3. Title: it’s the red space in the top-right part of the screen containing the following three elements, from left to right:

4. Progress indicators: they show you how many reps, sets and grips you have completed so far from the total that you must do. This information is displayed numerically and graphically (progress bars). If you want to manually make advance or go backwards any of these indicators, tap on the corresponding arrows located to the left and right of each progress bar. If you make any rep, set or grip go back, the Timer will remain in standby until you hang on the board again (in automatic mode) or tap on play (in manual mode) to start a repetition. However, if you make advance any of these counters, the App will activate the corresponding rest period.

  • The indicator of position of the board, with two different status:
    •  if you are hanging on the board,
    •  if you are resting or preparing for the next repetition.
  • The name of the current workout: tapping on it will display its description at the bottom of the screen.
  • The Timer’s trigger mode: in automatic mode by default, but you can switch to manual (and back) by tapping on its text box BEFORE beginning the workout. You won’t be able to change the mode once the workout has begun, unless you restart it by tapping on . The mechanics of each mode are explained here below:
    • Manual: you’ll have to interact with the App through the screen controls. To begin a set, tap on . This will trigger a 5″ countdown allowing you to prepare yourself before the first repetition. You can choose this option when you need to do very controlled finger hangs, like when you’re using a lot of added weight.
    • Auto: you’ll trigger the Timer with your movements. The App will sense when you hang on the R-evolution board and when you release it. This requires you to start every hang in one time, lifting your feet at the exact moment you’re pressing down the board with your fingers. If you start the hang too slowly, the App could interpret you’ve done two movements, or simply not sense you at all (because of how the sensitivity parameters of the position sensor are set). This would change the status of the position indicator erratically, and could affect the reliability of the accuracy calculated for the set. The automatic mode allows you to:

      – use the ‘Interval accuracy’ feature of the App, very useful for self-testing or for the intermittent hang workouts. You can enable it for your workout in the Editor.
      – train smoothly since, in most of the workouts (except for those with undefined reps or sets), you won’t have to interact with your device.

When the workout has an undefined number of reps, instead of a progress bar, a button labeled ‘End set’ will be displayed, allowing you to end each set by tapping on it when you’ve done enough reps. When the number of sets is undefined, a button labeled ‘End’ will allow you to end the workout with the current grip when you’ve done enough sets with it. If there are more grips in the workout, you will then proceed with the next one. This interaction with the device will, of course, also be necessary in automatic mode. When the information about the accuracy of the set is enabled, if you end each set manually, try to tap on ‘End set’ AS SOON AS YOU CAN after the last repetition in each one. The more it takes you to do this, the less exact the calculation of this parameter will be.

Note: the information about the accuracy of a set is only displayed while the rest period between sets is active, just under the progress bars.

5. Current grip: shows the grip position you’re about to use, or you are currently using. It displays its picture and description, and indicates the weight (kg) and the size of the hold (mm) set in the Editor for this grip. These parameters can be modified in the Timer, by tapping on their corresponding text boxes, only during the ‘Weight adjustment test’ phase. When the finger hangs have been configured to be done with one hand, there will be two ‘kg’ text boxes, one for each hand. In this case, the hand with which you’re about to start a repetition, if you are resting, or the one you are currently using in a repetition, will be indicated in red characters.

6. Controls: the buttons allowing you to interact with the Timer are displayed according to the current phase of the workout, as explained below:

  •  starts the workout when the manual mode is enabled.
  •  pauses or stops the workout when the manual mode is enabled.
  •  allows you to tell the App you’ve ended a repetition when the ‘Chrono’ mode has been selected for the Timer and it is set on manual.
  •  saves the result of the ‘weight adjustment test’. Tapping on this icon will make the Timer enter the workout phase, remaining in standby until you start the first repetition.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: if the repetitions are configured to be done with one hand at a time, make sure you’ve done the adjustment for both of them BEFORE tapping on this icon, since after that you won’t be able to do further adjustments.
  •  resets the chrono of the weight adjustment test, allowing you to do a new repetition, or test the other hand if you are doing one hand hangs.
  •  allows you to skip the remaining time of the current rest period. Tapping on this icon will make the Timer go to the next repetition, set or grip remaining in standby until you have a new interaction (hang on the board or tap on play).
  •  restarts the workout from the beginning.
  •  ends the workout and exits the Timer.

LINKS

Weight adjustment test

How to correctly perform finger hangs