The Best CrossFit Apps Every Serious Athlete Should Download

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CrossFit workouts are tough. They're known for being grueling, pushing you to your limits in the pursuit of ever-greater gains. But not everything about your CrossFit routine needs to be a challenge. With the right apps, you can find workouts, track your progress, time your intervals, and connect with other athletes, all with a few quick taps on your smartphone or tablet. While there are lots of CrossFit apps available (and even more fitness apps, in general), you don't need to sift through the assortment on your own. The apps included here are the cream of the crop. Go ahead and give one (or two!) a download.

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Beyond the Whiteboard

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Beyond the Whiteboard, or BTWB, as it's known in the CrossFit community, is hands-down the most popular CrossFit app around. It offers a version for athletes and a version for box owners, each of which has its own features designed to encourage athletic excellence and community in CrossFit. For instance, athletes can track and share their workouts, estimate their max reps for various lifts, compare their results to the worldwide community, and see where they stack up on their box's own leaderboard.

Versions are available for the web, iOS, and Android apps, although it does come at a cost. Individuals can pay $5 per month or $50 per year, which includes a 30-day free trial. Box owners can select plans ranging from $35 to $200 per month, which includes membership access for specified numbers of athletes. For instance, a box with a $35 monthly membership can provide access to 25 members, while a box paying $200 per month can add an unlimited number of members.

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WOD Genie

If you've ever felt overwhelmed by workout options, or if you don't like following along with CrossFit's official workout of the day (WOD), then you may want to download WOD Genie. The concept is simple—the app generates a workout for you, based on the equipment you have available and the type of exercises you want to perform. Then, the app provides exercises, rep schemes, descriptions, and videos to show you how to do the generated workout if you're not sure about execution. Essentially, it takes the hassle out of workout planning, so all you have to focus on is breaking a sweat.

WOD Genie is available on iOS and Android for free.

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SugarWOD

SugarWOD is giving Beyond the Whiteboard a run for its money. This  free app offers solutions to athletes and box owners to help simplify the planning, tracking, and analysis of workouts and programs. It includes a library of more than 1,000 workouts, tools to connect with other members from your box and the greater CrossFit community, and a profile to record your WODs and track your PRs.

The app is available on iOS and Android.

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myWOD

If you're not connected to a specific CrossFit box, myWOD may be a good app for you. While it does include some functionality that allows you to connect with and follow other users and boxes, it's geared a little more to the individual athlete. For instance, you can create and save your own custom workouts, track and view your workouts on a calendar, graph your results for specific WODs to see your progress over time, and find your perfect training weight for each individual exercise.

That said, this is a paid app, so you might want to start with a freebie to see if it meets your needs before electing to subscribe to myWOD, which is available on iOS and Android for $3.99.

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WOD Roulette

WOD Roulette is a little gimmicky, but its simplicity is refreshing. All you do is shake your phone or click the "roulette" button, and instantly the app serves you up a random workout. Options are varied, ranging from classic girl WODs to new and different metcons, and if you don't like the workout suggested, you simply try again.

Aside from providing fresh workout ideas, WOD Roulette allows you to save your favorite workouts for future use. Other than that, though, the functionality is limited. If you want to track your stats or progress, you'd be better off with SugarWOD or Beyond the Whiteboard.

The app is available for free on iOS and Android.

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WODster

WODster is kind of a mashup of WOD generators like WOD Roulette and apps with more functionality, like Beyond the Whiteboard. The app offers hundreds of workouts to choose from, or if that's too many options, it'll select a workout for you. It allows you to attach pictures to your daily WODs, to create your own custom timers to keep you on track during your routine, and enables you to track your progress and PRs over time. That said, it doesn't have as many community connection features as some apps, so if that's important to you, SugarWOD or Beyond the Whiteboard might be a better choice.

The app is available for free and is completely ad free on Android.

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WOD Log

WOD Log is another excellent workout tracker that encourages you to calendar, log, and analyze your workout progress over time. It features a more robust system for tracking and monitoring your current skill level, it helps determine the weight you should be using for each workout, and offers integrated timers to help you track individual workouts. While the app's workout database is more limited than some other apps, it still features more than 150 of the most common, well-known benchmark workouts, and it allows you to create workouts of your own.

The app is available for free on iOS and Android.

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WODBook

WODBook is similar to WOD Log, but allows you to more easily connect with your local box to access workouts and compare results to other local athletes. The free version of WODBook is robust, including workouts, timers, calendar features, analysis, and one rep max estimates for all your exercises. It's a solid option for practically any athlete. However, the Pro version offers a feature that shouldn't be overlooked—the WODmachine. This workout generator isn't like the others found on this list. Instead of simply serving up a random workout from a database, the WODmachine uses your own inputted data to create custom workouts specifically for you.

The app is available for free on Android, with the PRO version available as an in-app upgrade for $2.99.

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Pocket WOD

Pocket WOD has many of the same features found elsewhere on this list, but it also offers a few added bonuses, all available for free. First of all, the app itself delivers its own WOD, along with premium movement videos to help you master form. The app has the standard weight converters, timers, tracking and planning logs, and data backups, but it also allows you to log into your account online at www.pocketwod.com to see your data and export it to other devices. Plus, they have a focus on Hero WODs, with information dedicated to the fallen servicemen and women these WODs are named after.

The app is available for free on iOS and Android.

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Eat Paleo

The CrossFit community is invested in eating healthy, and the eating plan of choice tends to be the high-protein, low-carbohydrate Paleo diet. If you're interested in giving the diet a try, but you don't know where to start, consider downloading the Eat Paleo app. This app features more than 200 Paleo-friendly recipes with beautiful, mouth-watering images that you can search by category and food type. You can even create shopping lists based on the recipes in the app's database.

This app is available for free on iOS.

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CrossFit News

When you can't get enough of CrossFit, you need to download the CrossFit News app. This app aggregates news, blogs, podcasts, and videos from sources like CrossFit.com, CrossFit Games, Breaking Muscle, Barbell Shrugged, WOD Talk, Everyday Paleo, Gymnastic WOD, and more. It's a real time-saver if you're constantly bouncing between websites to find the latest news.

This app is available for free on Android.

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Chronic Timer

If you've got your WOD bases covered, and you're not interested in tracking your workouts or connecting with other athletes, all you may  need is a solid workout timer. Chronic Timer is possibly one of the simplest to use, most customizable timing apps out there, making it perfect for serious CrossFit athletes. You can fully customize your entire workout, breaking it down into work and rest periods, including separate times for your warm up, various training protocols, and cool down. For instance, if you wanted to track a workout including a five minute warm up, a four minute high-intensity Tabata workout, a short rest period, then a timed circuit workout, all followed by a 10-minute cool down, you could build your own custom timer to keep you on track for your entire routine.

This app is available for free on iOS.

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