The Apple iPhone 4S is well known for its versatility thanks largely to the AppStore which has over 500,000 apps from many different categories. In this article I will look at some of the top free health and fitness apps.
Bleep Test Free
Many people are familiar with the principle of a bleep test. It requires you to run between two markers a set distance apart, repeating this every time you hear a beep. This is a good indication of one's fitness level, and a great way to build your fitness and stamina levels. The bleep test is widely adopted by the emergency services and armed forces as part of their training, as well as private gyms and individuals who want to improve their speed and fitness. Bleep Test Free is an app which lets you practice this demanding drill in just about any location. All you need to do is set up two markers at a specific distance depending on the level. Using the iPhone 4S and its built in GPS functionality, you can clearly see on the on screen map where you need to place your markers. When you have done this, you activate the app, which will bleep every time you need to run between the markers. The beep becomes quicker with every level, which is why this particular exercise is so demanding and effective. Because the app is operated entirely on your iPhone 4S or similar Apple device, you can keep it in your hand or pocket the whole time, and you can use it with headphones. This free app is well worth a download of you are have an upcoming fitness test or you want to improve your general fitness levels.
Ab Workouts Free
With the new year in full swing, many people will have a resolution to get "6 pack" abdominal muscles. This is another area where the iPhone 4S can come in handy thanks to apps like Ab Workouts Free. If you have ever tried to exercise your abdominal muscles, the chances are you will have only tried the standard crunch or sit-up exercises. Ab Workouts Free shows you how to perform a variety of different ab exercises, and will even talk you through an entire workout. The app has 4 tailored workouts for 4 different experience levels, so it is suited to both beginners as well as those who have been exercising for a long time. Each exercise is demonstrated with on screen graphics which show you how to perform each step correctly. As this app is free I certainly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an app to help them exercise their abdominal muscles, especially as it caters for different levels of experience.
As the two apps in this article are available for free, they are certainly worth downloading for anyone who is trying to get in shape. Whether you have an upcoming fitness test or simply have a new year's resolution, these apps are sure to help you out. These apps are compatible with Apple devices like the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPod Touch.