Since it's been awhile since we've posted here it may seem that not much has
been happening with Noscrolls. But we've been busy and I'm pleased to announce
that we're rolling out the features that have been in development.
First the body stats page has been changed a little. We broke height,
weight, and body fat into separate sections, so you can remove them
individually instead of a whole entry at a time. There's also a section at the
top that gives you your current measurements at a glance.
There's also a link on the "body" page that says "Switch to body
measurements". This takes you to a page where you can record detailed data
about your body geometry. We have identified a set of measurements that allows
us to calculate your range of motion for all the major CrossFit movements. This
information will allow us to automatically calculate work capacity and power
output for the workouts you do. We are still working on this part, but if you
get someone to help you carefully measure all the distances on that page,
you'll be ready to take advantage of the power output calculations when we
And finally, the part we are most excited about is the new groups features.
This feature allows a group of people to track their workout results together.
This is obviously beneficial to CrossFit gyms and trainers, but it's not
restricted to just that audience. Any group of people who work out together or
want to share fitness data can use these features.
The "List All Groups" menu option takes you to a list of all the groups in
the site. Groups can be public or private. Anyone can join a public group, but
private groups require an invitation. To create a group, click the "Create new
group" link in the group list page. You choose whether the group is public or
private and you can enter usernames to send invitations to. If someone has
invited you to a group, an invitation will show up at the top of the page
allowing you to accept or decline the invitation.
When you join a group, your name will show up in the group page, and your
workout results will be visible to all the other members of the group. You can
get to the group page from the "My Groups" link in the menu. This page shows
all the groups that you own or are a member of. It allows owners to manage or
destroy groups and provides links for group members to go to the group page, or
leave the group. When you click on the name of a group, you are taken to the
group home page.
The group home page is the heart of the group system. One of the first
things you'll notice is that we even created a way for you to make the group
home your personal home page on Noscrolls. If you do this, then you will be
taken straight to your group's page when you log in, or when you click the
"home" link in the top menu. Workouts recorded by the group owner appear on the
group home page. This allows each group to maintain their own WODs and keep
them somewhat separated from the rest of the site. The group home page also
shows a graph of the group members workout results for the current day. The
chart shows workout results on the horizontal axis and body weight on the
The links above the WOD give you different ways of looking at group workout
information. We'll talk more about these later, but they should be fairly
self-explanatory. Keep on eye on this area of your group page, because this is
most likely where you'll find new features. We've got many exciting new
features coming. If you train at a CrossFit gym, get them to try it out. And as
always, let us know how what you think.