The peak date determines when the app will prepare you to be at your greatest strength and power level. When you have 4 or 5 months until your peak date, your workouts will be high volume with high sets and reps to build muscle. As you get closer to your peak date, your workouts will increase in weight and intensity, making you more powerful and explosive.
We recommend choosing a date 3-6 months from now. However, it is okay to choose a date sooner or further off than that. After you reach your peak date, you will be prompted to pick your next peak date to continue training.
Team Sports: If you play a team sport, we recommend setting your peak date for the week before your competitive season begins to enter the season at your highest strength levels. If you are using the app in season, set the peak date for your biggest game or competition of the season, and reduce the number of days you workout to 2 or 3.
Individual Sports: If you play an individual sport, we recommend setting your peak date for the biggest competition you will have during your upcoming season. The app will prepare you to be at your strongest, fastest, and most explosive self at that point. You may reduce your number of days to 2-3 workouts per week two weeks before your peak date.
Multisport Athletes: If you play multiple sports throughout the year, set your peak date to the week of your biggest competition of the season. When one season ends, set your next peak date to the biggest competition of your next season.
No Season Coming Up: If you don't have a season coming up or don’t regularly compete, set your peak date for any time you want to be at your strongest or hit a big max in a lift.
It is also okay not to set a date, and the app will automatically schedule your peak date 20 weeks out from the current date.
Note that if you selected “Beginner” for experience level, the app will automatically schedule your peak date 20 weeks from now. In addition, Intermediate experience level athletes may not select a peak date closer than ten weeks. This is so that you are not prescribed lifts that require you to lift too heavy in your first workouts.