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Top 3 nSuns Apps Reviewed (2022)

Written by the Boostcamp staff
Last Updated: Nov 3,20226 min read

nSuns is one of the most popular powerlifting / strength training programs on Reddit (r/fitness, r/weightroom, r/powerlifitng, r/nsuns). We compared and reviewed 3 different mobile apps you can use to follow the program, in addition to the classic Google Sheets option for those who would rather not use an app. 

For more details on the program, you can check out our detailed program guide here.

Table of contents

  1. Boostcamp - Best overall. New official nSuns app (iOS / Android)

  2. nSuns - A close second. OG nSuns app (iOS / Not available on Android)

  3. JEFit - Good workout tracker. Bad for nSuns (iOS / Android)

  4. Bonus - Google Sheets. the OG of OGs

Disclaimer

Hey! You made one of the apps, aren’t you going to be biased? Our goal is to honestly review the user experience for every app. We are our harshest critic and part of the motivation for writing this review is to see how we compare to other options and how we can make our product better. But of course, since we are reviewing our own app, it’s impossible for us to be completely impartial. Keep us honest - if you find anything you disagree with, email us! 

Boostcamp App

Boostcamp is our top pick to do the nSuns 5/3/1 program. The Boostcamp team collaborated with the original creator of the program, Cody (u/nsuns on Reddit), to build this official app version of nSuns in 2021.

Bosotcamp has features specifically built for nSuns (weight progressions, onboarding) and provides a sleek user experience. The developers are constantly improving the app to make following nSuns as seamless as possible.

There are also other popular training programs on the app as well so you can continue your training journey.

Available templates: 

  • nSuns 5/3/1 4 Day LP

  • nSuns 5/3/1 5 Day LP

  • nSuns 5/3/1 6 Day LP - Squat Focus

  • nSuns 5/3/1 5 Day LP - Deadlift Focus

Cost: 

  • Free with optional tips

Boostcamp nsuns app

Pros:

  • Official nSuns app (on iOS and Android) with original creator

  • Automatic weight progressions 

  • Sleek and easy to use user interface

  • Barbell plate calculator to save you from mental math at the gym

  • Community chat was handy in getting questions answered

  • Also has a number of other programs like Greg Nuckols Beginner Program, GZCLP, PHUL, Candito 6 Week Strength and Reddit PPL

Cons:

  • App asks you to tip which can get a bit annoying (albeit proceeds go to charity)

  • App is a tad slower than the nSuns 5/3/1 app

  • Cyclical versions (CAP2 or CAP3) not available 

nSuns 5/3/1 App

The nSuns 5/3/1 App is our runner up pick for the nSuns program. It is the OG app designed for nSuns and it just “works”. However, the user interface is a bit dated and we wish there was an option to input sets and reps for accessory exercises. 

iOS download link here.
Not available for Google Play.

Available templates: 

  • nSuns 5/3/1 4 Day template

  • nSuns 5/3/1 5 Day row template

  • nSuns 5/3/1 5 Day template

  • nSuns 5/3/1 6 Day deadlift template

  • nSuns 5/3/1 6 Day squat template

Cost: 

  • Free with optional tips

nsuns 531 app

Pros:

  • Simple, straightforward design specifically built for nSuns 

  • Automatic weight progressions

Cons:

  • Can’t input sets and reps for accessory exercises

  • Design and user interface is dated

  • Only for iOS

JEFit 

JEFit, started in 2010, is a good workout tracker, but not optimized for progression-based programs like nSuns. The reps and sets are incorrect and there is no progression scheme. We do not recommend this app for anyone interested in doing nSuns. 

Download links:

iOS download link here.

Android download link here.

Available templates:

  • nSuns 5/3/1 LP 4-days

  • nSuns 5/3/1 LP 5-days

  • nSuns 5/3/1 LP 6-days

Cost:

  • Free, but the app has an premium Elite option available for $39.99 per year

Pros:

  • Good workout tracker

  • Analytics charts are useful

Cons:

  • The nSuns program is incorrect

  • You’re better off with other apps or even Google Sheets

Bonus: Google Sheets

Ahhhhhh, Google Sheets. The tried and true taskmaster of gym goers everywhere. We have a love / hate relationship with Google Sheets. On the one hand, it’s infinitely flexible but the trade off is that it’s difficult to use (especially on mobile) and lacks features such as workout timer, plate calculator, etc. 

You can find all nSuns spreadsheets here: 

LiftVault link

Available templates: 

  • nSuns 5/3/1 4 Day LP

  • nSuns 5/3/1 5 Day LP

  • nSuns 5/3/1 6 Day LP - Squat Focus

  • nSuns 5/3/1 5 Day LP - Deadlift Focus

  • RoflWafflez nSuns Variant Spreadsheet

  • nSuns CAP3 (Cyclical AMRAP Progression – 3 Week Cycle)

  • nSuns 5/3/1 LP PPL + BBB Program

  • nSuns 5 Day (Row Variation)

Cost: Free

Pros:

  • All variations are available

  • Infinitely customizable (don’t want to do 9 sets of bench press? Do 7 reps instead!)

  • No app installation required

Cons:

  • User interface is not friendly, especially on mobile

  • Lacks useful features such as workout timer, plate calculator

  • No charts to visualise progress (unless you want to build your own spreadsheet)