We are a technological people living in a technological world, so why not use fitness technology. Some people do not embrace technology correctly. I am not talking about a series of electrical shocks to get that six pack abs. I am talking about things that can aid you in your fitness journey. Being fit is work, it should never be easy, but somethings can help you will the small stuff. This will probably be a reocurring post to update new fitness technology as time progresses.
Helpful Fitness Technology:
- I am talking about a very simple blog that would actually more appropriately be called a log. Keeping track of your workouts in a notebook or journal is great! However, over time you can get a bit overwhelemed. If you want to know what your max squat was 2 years ago, finding it in an old journal is a challenge. Blogs have built in search functions that make this very simple.
- All of them are super easy to use. If you feel like you are terrible with technology and you want it to be connected easily with your smartphone, go with Tumblr. WordPress and blogger come down to preference, really.
- This is a great resource. Especially if you crossfit at home or do any sort of short sprinting distances. I used this website to mark off 400m, 800m, 1200m and 1 mile. Now if a workout calls for one of these distances I know where to go to. You can also use it to map out long runs or pretty much anything.
- Getting to the phone apps now. Google tracks is a very simple run tracking app that gives you just about any metric you want to know about a route you just ran. Easy to use and very helpful.
- This one is for crossfit only. This app has absolutely everything you need for crossfit. It is not a free app, but if you want everything crossfit on your phone this is a must have.
- Ok, who doesn’t know about Pandora. I threw this one here because I have been really impressed with Pandora lately. I get tired of playlists that I create on my own rather quickly. I have “trained” a few different Pandora Stations for some perfect workout radio stations. Songs rarely repeat and it keeps the tempo I want for that specific workout. You have to groom the station a little bit, but it learns pretty quickly.
- This one is for the super organized. If you are setting goals or reoccurring workouts Google Calendar is a HUGE help. If you work out alone it can help as an accountability partner and you can keep track of you workouts on the calendar itself. Also you can post your calendar to your blog/log and have an all in one badass tracking system.
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