We continually work on improving the search ability of our exercises. We have several strategies, just have a look here:
- A system of tags to specifically mark exercises, which we frequently update.
- We have a system of synonyms which helps locating exercises under different names and terms, that can direct you to the same exercise. For instance, you can search for "american sit-ups" and "butterfly sit-ups" to find the same exercise, because they are synonyms for the same exercise.
- We have also implemented machine learning in the searchability, which constantly improves itself with individualizing returned hits. The more active you are in ExorLive, and search for different types of exercises and programs, the machine learning will try its best to connect you with the exercises you might prefer.
Sort the result
Here are some search tips that might help you find what you are looking for:
1. Sort the results
If you change this setting, you can choose to sort by the most relevant for you (using the machine learning tool), by the newest exercises first or by the difficulty on an exercise or program.
Note: Sorting by most relevant is set as a default in ExorLive, and will automatically be set on this unless you change it yourself. It will not be changed back to this automatically, if you change it to something else. It is only when the most relevant setting is on that the machine learning function is on.
If you have some exercises which are frequently used, you can add them as a favorite. This is done by clicking on the star on the particular exercise or program. All exercises marked with an orange star will appear when you click on the star next to the free search line.
You can also combine favorites with a keyword search, where you search within your favorites. Both particular exercises, and finished templates and exercise programs, can be added to favorites.
3. Combine several keywords
You can specify your search result by combining several keywords into your free search at the same time.
You can use all the filters in the window to the left, to specify your search. This is a very useful tool if you want to specify your search, especially if you use several filters at the same time. For instance: hip-extensors + strength training + standing.
5. Combine free search words and filters
To get an even more specific and relevant search result, you can combine the use of free search keywords and categories/filters.
6. Streamline your search
It is possible to search almost anything, different exercise types or focus areas, or the name of an exercise or diagnosis.
If you find the search result to gives you too many hits, you can try subtracting elements you don’t want. For instance; you can search “squat -weight -machines -bosu -dumbbells -kettlebells -wall -ball -slings -cable -rack” and get a search result of 61 hits, instead of 269 hits on the exercise “squat”.
7. Medical terms
We have numerous exercise programs and some exercises that you can find by searching with medical terms, diseases, injuries or impairments. For instance, try “carpal tunnel syndrome”, “stroke”, “impingement”, “ADHD” or “depression. In this way, you can get hits on finished templates for exercise programs or relevant information, made for a diagnoses. This is also a possibility for different sports and other activities.
We have many programs and a growing number of exercises that are searchable with ICD-10 and ICPEC-2 diagnostic codes. For instance try “s76.3” or “L14” which gives you the L-protocol, or “m42.0” or “I94” which gives you Morbus Scheuermann.
9. Make your own exercise-library with program templates.
You can make your own program templates for quick access to exercises used frequently. One of the functions in ExorLive, is that you can change the description on individual exercises, but these changes will only be saved in one particular program where the change was made. By making your own library with these “changed-exercises”, it is easy to just copy them over to a new program when you need them, instead of changing them every time.