What is a Template and how do I use them?

A Workout Template ( known previously as Routine) is a way to save time when performing the same workout again and again. Strong includes some default templates as examples to refer to. But it's more fun to create your own.

Key differences between a Template and a Workout

  • Sets cannot be completed. A template is a starting point for a workout and does not correspond to an actual workout that you performed.
  • Rest Timer is not available when modifying a Template.
  • There's no completion time or date for a template.

Create a New Template from Scratch

You can create a routine directly from the Start Workout tab in the following ways:

  1. Hit the "+ Template" button 
  2. Tap the More (...) button next to a folder name and create a template directly inside one of your folders.

After creating a template, add exercises and sets to the template in the same way as you would for a workout

Once you have finished modifying your Template, hit Save to add it to your Library.

You can create up to 3 Workout Templates with the free version of Strong. 
For Unlimited Templates, upgrade to Strong PRO.

Save a Workout as a Template

Another way to create a template is to simply make one out of an existing workout that you have performed previously.

  1. Go to the History tab and find the Workout you'd like to make into a Template
  2. Tap the More (...) button and select + Save as Template. (On Android, you need to tap on the workout itself first)
  3. Name the Template and hit Save

Alternatively, if you complete a workout from scratch, you'll be prompted to Save as Template at the end of the workout. For more information, check this article.

There will be more improvements coming to Templates in a future version of Strong.

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