I hope this isn’t a silly question. I’m trying to make a goal to get me to do x amount of squats per week, starting with about 40 a week and working my way up to a bigger number.
Whenever I use the ‘Do More’ option to make my graph it only gives me a cumulative y axis. How do I change this? The settings don’t appear to have an option for this
The short answer is that it isn’t possible. The long answer is probably Why Beeminder likes cumulative graphs
Thank you drtall, it’s good to know I wasn’t missing anything. I guess I’ll fiddle around with my graph so that I’m still achieving my goal but with a cumulative measurement.
You can use the odometer goal type for your goal and it will be non-cumulative and the rate will be your actual improvement. It works best if you are intending to make steady progress to a goal number. It doesn’t work so well for committing to do a specific stable amount of squats per week - the do more type is better for that.
I’ve used odometer type goals to enforce progression on fitness goals. Just set the rate to your desired improvement rate. Here, I improved my consecutive press ups by 2.8 per week to reach the goal of being able to do 20 by the end of 2014.
Compare my goal above with @dreev’s cumulative push ups goal. You might also want to note that his is still going and mine stopped over a year ago when I reached the goal. So choose carefully and respond appropriately once you reach your goal!
You will have to set up a new goal for this or get support to switch it over if you want the odometer type.