Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I get my programming?


In general, we'll email you a PDF with your weekly programming every Saturday evening, with the workouts beginning the following Monday. If you just signed up on Wednesday, for example, we'll try to get the remainder of the current week out to you in 24-48 hours. After that, it will be every Saturday evening.




What if something changes, like I got new equipment?


Right now, you should email us if you want to make changes. In the future, you'll be able to complete the entire process online, but we're not quite there yet.




How can a computer program know what I need?


Good question. A human brain is often likened to a computer. Typically, when a coach first meets a client, they go over goals and limitations (focus, skill level). Based on that, they formulate what you as an athlete will need and start to write a program. What many coaches don't realize, or at least would struggle to describe in detail, is that they are working through their own algorithm to come up with programming for an athlete. With Deep, we've offloaded that algorithm from a coach's brain to a computer, which means it can do in seconds what would take a coach hours, and it can do it over and over again without making mistakes, without getting tired, and without needing to get away for a few days.




What kind of workouts should I expect?


This entirely depends on what inputs you select. All workouts should take an hour or less including stetching and warm-ups. No two workouts will ever be the same and will change depending on your personal parameters.




What if I want to add multiple users? Like my daughter and I?


Your programs can be tied to one email. Whatever name you give us will be used for that program. So you can receive programming for multiple users but have all of them go to a single email.




Can we record our weights and scores for each workout?


Hang tight there partner. Not yet, but that's definitely something we plan to incorporate in the future. Right now in addition to rolling out the actual programming portion of this, we're moving towards our next step which is building a website where you can log in and generate your program directly and within seconds, rather than the email delivery method we're using now.




What do you recommend for rest days?


Two rest days per week is appropriate for most (preferably not back-to-back), but how many is up to you. If you don't want any rest days, then that's what you'll get. Just don't complain to us afterwards :-). If you're doing a pure powerlifting or Olympic lifting program, then we STRONGLY suggest 2 rest days per week separated by 2-3 days. The pattern of 2 work days followed by a rest day, then 3 work days followed by a rest day, works nicely with the overall patterns that are implemented for pure lifting programs.




Ok, so how exactly does this work?


When you sign up for our programming (see "Get Started" at the top of the page), you'll be asked to fill out a form that includes the information we need to generate a fitness program for you. That includes basic stuff like your age and your current overall fitness level, your relative ability in both gymnastics and strength movements, and some metrics like your back squat and mile time. In addition, you'll select the equipment you have access to, when you want rest days, and what sort of program your looking for (or what your goals are). From this information, the Deep Athletics algorithm will build daily workout programs designed around you. Your goals, your abilities, your schedule, your equipment.




What if I want to switch to a different program?


Right now, you should email us if you want to make changes. In the future, you'll be able to complete the entire process online, but we're not quite there yet.




I'm a coach.  Can I use Deep for my clients?


Absolutely. And you could cut the amount of time you spend programming to almost zero, meaning you can spend more time actually coaching, and add more clients as well. We work with a few coaches already and would love to work with more. Please shoot us a message via the Contact page and we'll get in touch to discuss further.





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