Frequently asked questions
What is TrainingIQ?
TrainingIQ provides customized programming to improve your weightlifting skills and strength.TrainingIQ strives to succeed where one-size-fits-all online programs fail. Our programming is customized to manage volume, intensity and exercise selection for the needs of each athlete. Our algorithms are designed to learn your strengths and weaknesses over time and to adapt programming accordingly. The TrainingIQ platform is engineered to take the guesswork out of your weightlifting program. It is designed to be elegantly simple and easy to use and comes with a mobile application so that you have access to your programming wherever and whenever you need it.
How do you build a training program that is unique to me?
When you first start with us, we ask you a series of questions designed to create a customized program specific and unique to you. Depending on the programming track you’ve selected, we ask questions ranging from an your bodyweight and your current lift PRs, to the amount of hours you work in a week, and more. This is a process called the “Training Cycle Builder.” Our algorithm then takes those answers and generates customized, scientifically-sound, personalized programming.
How do I best incorporate my weightlifting programming from TrainingIQ with my own Functional Fitness programming?
Whenever feasible, we recommend you perform your weightlifting training separate from other fitness training. If you are combining weightlifting with other forms of training, it would be ideal to perform your weightlifting training on a day when you have no other training scheduled. Alternately, if you must perform your weightlifting training on the same day as other training, we recommend you perform your weightlifting first.
When do you deliver my workouts and when should I do them?
You will receive two workouts per week. At the beginning of each new week, you’ll receive two new workouts to complete. We recommend you perform the workouts with at least a day of rest in between. You can post your results in the TrainingIQ Facebook group for feedback from your coach.
For both tracks, you may only complete 1 workout per day in the order they are presented. After you complete your last workout for the current week, your next week’s workouts will be available to you on the following Monday.
What is my Athlete Profile and how do you determine it?
The first time we generate a training cycle for you, and after the completion of each subsequent training cycle, our algorithm determines whether you have a strength or technique deficiency and, if so, which types of exercises should be prioritized in your programming for maximum improvements. We will report to you our initial determinations of your Athlete Profile when a new training cycle is developed and then update you on changes as you improve your balance over time. You can always access your Athlete Profile under the Profile section of the TrainingIQ app.
Can I see my weights in pounds and/or kilos?
Yes, you can set your preference when you input your bodyweight during the Training Cycle Builder process. You can then switch between pounds and kilos at any time by going to the Units of Measurement tab in the Settings section of the TrainingIQ app.
If my program calls for doing lifts off of blocks, what can I do as a substitute if I don’t have access to blocks?
If the program calls for a lift off of or from blocks, you can stack plates instead of using blocks. Alternately, you can substitute the same movement from the hang position if you’re not comfortable stacking plates. For example, if the program calls for “Snatch from mid-thigh Blocks”, you can do Hang Snatch from the Mid-Thigh as an adequate substitute.
How much does a subscription membership cost?
We offer monthly subscription memberships. Your subscription includes unlimited use of and access to of the TrainingIQ digital platform, including the mobile app.
Our 2 day a week subscription is $30 per month.
Do you offer free trials for your subscription memberships?
We offer a 7-day free trial for new TrainingIQ users when you sign up for a membership subscription. During the free trial, you will have access to all of the features of the digital programming platform, including our mobile app.
If you decide TrainingIQ isn’t right for you, just cancel before the trial period ends and you won’t be charged.
How do I cancel my monthly subscription membership?
If you wish to cancel your subscription membership, please go to our website www.trainingiq.com . Sign into your account and click on Settings in the upper right hand corner of the page. Click on the Subscription button and then follow the instructions for cancellation.