Core Crusher app manual:
You have installed the app. What is next?
Welcome page. Here you see the workout of the day (if there is one that day).
For the Android version of the app, things look somewhat different. They are working on an update as we speak.
“Messages” gives you the opportunity to ask questions or send messages when you click on the icon.
At the bottom of the home page is a brief explanation of the app.
How do you follow a workout?
Starting from “schedule”, “programs” or from the homepage you can click on a workout,
Press it, and:
You will see a written summary of the number of exercises and their names, below is the button that says “Start workout”
If you press that, you will end up on a colored page.
The name of the program is written in lower case below; press it
Now you arrive at the first exercise of your workout. You see an image, you can press it: this is a video with instructions and tips. If you want to stop, press the video again; it stops. To hear the video, make sure the sound button on your phone is turned on.
Below the video, the colored area shows the number of repetitions (reps) or the number of minutes / seconds. If you are just starting out with the program, you may have a different time or number of reps, you can note this at “notes” in the white section below the video.
Under “notes” you see a video camera: with this you can, if you grant access to your camera, film yourself and view or keep track of your own technique.
To the right of the video camera is an “I” from Instructions, below is a written explanation of the exercise in your workout.
At the bottom of the screen you will find a stopwatch, which you can use for exercises where you perform a posture for a few seconds or minutes.
At the top right of the screen, there is a small white rectangle and to the right three stripes on top of each other.
Press the dashes and now you can see all the exercises of your training in a row, with the same options as described earlier.
You can now swipe left to move to the next exercise when you’re done with the current one. This allows you to complete the entire workout if you swipe to the next exercise over and over. Most exercises are repeated, and often come back 2 or more times. This has a function: exercises are repeated, so that you train the muscle group thoroughly, or triain your endurance repeatedly for optimal results
After the last exercise you will see a high five drawing, including “exit workout”. Press this, and now I can see you’ve completed a workout in the system
Under schedule, second menu button from bottom left, you see your weekly schedule. I have put the workouts on the schedule. You can move these yourself by pressing the dots to the right of the name of your workout, then “move event”.
For Android users: moving workout dates and times is only possible in the we-bversion, so if you like to reschedule using workouts, you have to login on your computer for this. Go to: https://www.ptdistinction.com/ and log in with your mailadres and password. In the update for android they are currently working on this as well, so hopefully it will be possible ASAP.
I recommend that you use the schedule and plan your workouts. It works well as a reminder. You will also receive a notification. Take the time once a week to plan your workouts for the coming week, it provides structure and support
At the top of the screen you see the option to shift from “day” to “week” if desired.
Tracking (last menu button bottom right):
Offers a few options to track your progress:
Press this and you can add or take photos of yourself. The reason to do this, is to keep track of your physical progress. When taking progression photos: always do it at the same time of the day, in the same place and on an empty stomach. Only then will the conditions be optimal.
Press “add meal” and you can take a photo of your meal
You can link the food tracker app Myfitnesspal, if you have an account:
1. In MFP go to “Settings”
2. Go bottom left to Diary, set it to “public”
3. Log in to your computer in PT distinction with your email address and password. On the right of the screen you see “addons”
4. Click on the MFP icon (or Fitbit or MyZone, you can also link these apps) and follow the steps.
Here I have put a few questions for you, which you can fill in whenever you want.
Weight, how you feel, your sleep and your other daily activities.
You can keep track of results and view them by clicking on “chart” per category.
Payment of your invoice via Paypal
Every month I will send you an invoice for the next month to come. You can transfer the money to me with your bank. Another way to pay the invoice is through Paypal. If you login to your account on your computer, you go to “my account”.
On the left you see “pay Sita Willemse”, where you can change the currency and the amount. You will be connected to your Paypal account.
Good luck and let me know if you have any questions!