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4 Ways You Can Use Technology to Aid in Your Workout Routine

Jan 20, 2011

There are many ways that you can use technology to help you to chart, improve upon and plan your fitness routine. Whether you're an amateur athlete or a professional, technological advances in recent years have tremendously helped to customize workout plans, coordinate schedules and do a wide variety of other things to help with your workout. You can even use FitDay to help in this regard; the FitDay tracker allows you to help track distances in your workouts, as well as calories burned and many other statistics.

1. Listening to You IPod

The iPod is one of the most common ways to use technology when it comes to enhancing your workout. Listening to music while you work out can help you to focus, to not be distracted by the passing of the time, and to not get bored. You can use your iPod to listen to podcasts that include the news, sports and weather as well, allowing you to keep up to date on what's going on in the world while you exercise. IPods can be used to watch movies or television programs while you work out in a gym.

2. Heart Rate Monitors

Heart rate monitors are a great tool for people interested in building up their fitness. Because your heart rate as you work out will have a major impact on the kind of exercise that you get, as well as on how you improve your fitness, it's important to keep track of it at all times. While many gym machines have these sensors built in, those who use other equipment or exercise on their own will be better able to use portable heart rate monitors.

3. Track Distance and Pace

A pedometer or another digital distance tracker can show you how far you've walked, ran, biked or swam. These monitors are very helpful for keeping track of your distance. If you chart your time as well, you can keep track of your pace. Both of these statistics allow you to better compare different workouts and chart your improvement.

4. Plan Your Workouts

A variety of computer programs and websites will help you to plan your workouts in advance. If you're the kind of person who needs to have a schedule made up in advance in order to be able to exercise, this can be a great way to use technology. You'll be better able to chart how much you improve over time by using the handy resources available here at FitDay.

Technology for working out is constantly changing and improving, so it's a good idea to consult with a trainer or a representative at a gym for more information about the latest tools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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