Max Capacity Training for Android gets you in shape in 48 minutes per week

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 28, 2013
Updated • Jun 28, 2013
Apps, Google Android

If you sit in front of the computer screen for most of your day you may know how difficult it is to squeeze training or workouts into your schedule. You are lucky if you have enough time to go to the gym during a break, or for a jog outside, but most of us probably do not have the time nor desire for that.

Max Capacity Training for Android may provide you with the right answer, at least where the time spend to work out and the intensity of the training is concerned.

The application uses a similar system as the 7-min Workout which I have reviewed a couple of weeks ago. This app on the other hand handles the training in a different manner which is helpful for users who need more direction when they train.

You train three times a week for 16 minutes each using the application. The overall goal of it is to get you in "the best shape of your life" in 12 weeks time.

Workouts are divided into weeks so that you know exactly what you are getting yourself into when you start using the app. Most workouts consists of four exercises that you repeat four or eight times for a total exercise time of 16 minutes. The application introduces a time attack mode every third week that asks you to do a certain amount of repetitions in the least amount of time based on your previous exercise performance.

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Each exercise is displayed to you before you start the workout. A tap on an exercise displays information how it is done on the screen so that you know exactly what you have to do. While that may not be required for push-ups or squats, you may need some assistance when it comes to crocodile push-ups or cliff scalers that make an appearance in later weeks.

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The application keeps track of the time and the exercise that you will do next in line. You need to perform each exercise as many times as you can in 50 seconds. The app reminds you with a voice over when you reached the 30 second mark and the last three seconds. It also informs you of the next exercise in line so that you know what to do after the ten second break.

Repeating those exercises can be really strenuous. 50 seconds may not sound like much but if you are untrained or have only trained specific body parts, then you may be in for a rude awakening.

You need to add your score - the repetitions - to the application as it bases some of the later week exercises on your initial performance.

Different protocols are introduced in later sessions. Here you may be asked to do more rounds, e.g. 8 rounds, or do a specific number of repetitions in the least amount of time possible based on your previous exercise performance.


What I like about the application is that you can do all the exercises anywhere. You do not need weights or other equipment to perform them which is great, as you can do them in a hotel room, in your office or at home.

The 16 minutes that you exercise are intense and your heart will pump like crazy when you are done, but it is only 16 minutes after all which means that you can get a thorough workout in a time that you would usually need to get to the gym.

The voice information are useful as you do not need to watch the phone's screen all the time anymore to find out what is coming next or to know when you finally can stop doing the superman.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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