Notable New Apps: Obstacles XRT

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Obstacles XRT

Obstacles XRT is an interesting looking new fitness app for the iPhone. Yes, I did say iPhone not iPad – an iPad version may be on the way and in the meantime this sort of app looks just fine to me in 2X mode on the iPad.

Here’s a bit of the App Store description for the app:

Transform wherever you are into an extreme obstacle course! Say goodbye to boring sit-ups and jumping jacks. With Obstacles XRT, you’ll be trekking over tires, escaping perilous quicksand, and sneaking under fences. All in your living room – no equipment needed!
TRANSFORMATIONAL CARDIO EXPERIENCE:
Obstacles XRT’s new-to-world program is a transformational take on traditional cardio. You are the center of a virtual, in-room obstacle course, in which time flies by.
GET AN EXTREME POST-WORKOUT CALORIE BURN:
In every obstacle course, Obstacles XRT uses a special form of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to keep your body burning calories up to 24 hours after your workout.
RECEIVE MAXIMUM CROSS-TRAINING EFFICIENCY:
Obstacles XRT uses plyometric exercises – fast, powerful movements – designed to use large muscle groups to maximize calorie burn in the shortest amount of time possible.

When I first read that first paragraph I thought the app might be offering video backgrounds or similar to simulate some of the exercise descriptions (trekking over tires, sneaking under fences etc) but that’s left to your imagination. I suppose that’s better in terms of just seeing how each exercise should be performed correctly.

I’m always on the lookout for new workout methods and tips – so I installed the app this morning and watched a beginner’s video and an advanced video while working. I haven’t tried a workout yet with the app, but I likely will this afternoon. It looks like it may give me some good ideas for at-home workouts when I don’t have time to get to the gym.

Have any of you tried out Obstacles XRT yet? If so, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

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Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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