If you’re seeking ways to improve your training, try out these 3 tips.
1. Start using an app: If you haven’t tried it yet, try using MyFitnessPal, which has been rated among top 10 fitness apps. It lets you set your goals, track customized workouts, track weight loss progress, monitor caloric windows, and record food with an in-app scanner. MyFitnessPal Premium offers dietitian-approved recipes and meal plans, and a detailed macronutrient monitor. You can also try using Bit Timer App, which customizes your Tabata or HIIT training with an in-app timer that warns you when it’s time to stop and then get going again.
2. Start training with a heart-rate monitor: When you start training, you can do a “metabolic assessment” test wearing a heart-rate monitor to collect data about your unique caloric burn for strength training and cardio exercise. Doing this, you’ll know for certain how many calories you burn an hour. Far too many people are only guessing how much they burn while training—and then making food choices based on their guesses. It’s time to get certain. so buy a heart rate monitor.
3. Find like-minded training buddies: Ask friends or family members if anyone of them has similar goals, or find a supportive, inclusive network for fit people to share workouts, recipes, and compelling stories. There are various communities out there: competitors, gym rats, CrossFitters, runners, coaches, trainers, yogis, barre addicts, athletes, newbies, dancers, and everyone in between. These groups have something in common which can really get and keep you motivated: an outrageously positive attitude and a contagious desire to help other people believe in themselves and reach their goals.