what sport / session choice to use to record a training session on Fenix 7

i recorded a training session at the weekend as Strength 

it was a bit of boxing, body weights and dumbells / kettlebells 

is there a better option that Strength ?

  • is there a better option that Strength ?

    Better from which point of view?

    • Having different screen layout on the watch? - If so, test several activity types, and see for yourself which fits you better.
    • Metrics shown in the stats of the activity in Garmin Connect? - again test several types, and see which of them offers you what you are looking for
    • Calories, Activity Minutes, and other similar metrics? - It does not matter at all. HR is used anyway always in the same way, regardless which activity type you select

    And if you want to split the individual parts into separate categories, that you can then look at individually, you can use the Multisport / Change Sport feature of the watch. You can also add several legs of the same type, having so for example a Multisport activity with the legs Cardio, Strength, Strength, Cardio, Strength, if you really need to keep the track on them individually. However, from the point of the stats, and regarding the fitness & health metrics, there is no difference, regardless how you record it. Just use the method that matches your needs the best.

  • Recording a training session that involves a combination of boxing, bodyweight exercises, and the use of dumbbells or kettlebells is versatile and can fall under various fitness categories, including strength training. However, if you want to categorize your training session more specifically based on its primary focus, here are a few other options:

    1. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT):

      • If your training session includes short bursts of high-intensity exercises with brief rest periods, it can be categorized as HIIT. HIIT workouts are known for their cardiovascular benefits and calorie-burning potential.
    2. Boxing or Cardio Kickboxing:

      • If a significant portion of your session is dedicated to boxing or kickboxing drills, you can categorize it as a boxing or cardio kickboxing workout. These workouts focus on improving agility, coordination, and cardiovascular fitness.
    3. Circuit Training:

      • If you structured your session as a circuit, where you move through different exercise stations or activities with minimal rest between them, it can be categorized as circuit training. Circuit training combines strength and cardiovascular elements.
    4. Functional Fitness:

      • If you emphasized functional movements that mimic real-life activities and promote overall fitness and flexibility, you can categorize your session as functional fitness.
    5. CrossFit:

      • If your session incorporated a mix of weightlifting, bodyweight exercises, and high-intensity training, it may align with the CrossFit training methodology, which focuses on functional movements and overall fitness.
    6. Bootcamp:

      • If your training session had a structured and intense group fitness format, similar to a bootcamp workout, you can categorize it as a bootcamp session.
    7. Strength and Conditioning:

      • If you want to maintain the focus on strength but also highlight the conditioning aspect, you can categorize it as a strength and conditioning session.

    Ultimately, the choice of how to categorize your training session depends on its primary goals and emphasis. You can use these categories as labels to help others understand the nature of your training session, especially if you're sharing it with a fitness community or documenting your workouts for personal tracking and motivation.