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Laymen in athletic training usually believe that a huge amount of willpower is all that it takes for their body to achieve significant progress.
However, sculpting your body until you reach the physique of an Olympian takes knowledge as much as perseverance.
If you don’t believe in this statement, you can just go to the gym, do some exercises at random, and wait to see results.
You need a proper game plan, which in the past usually meant working out with a personal trainer, but today, it is something that can easily be solved with technology.
Here are few examples:
While most guides suggest you run a certain number of minutes, this is not always accurate.
You see, during this set amount of time, a lot can happen to cause you to unexpectedly slow down or take a break.
Because of this, it is much more efficient to measure your jogs in distance and today, this is not at all difficult.
Smartphones, smart watches and various other gadgets can help measure the distance you have run and even offer you a graphic overview of the area you have covered thanks to GPS technology.
Additionally, these devices can help you keep track of metrics such as your heart and breathing rate, which significantly raises the overall safety of your training.
Turning Exercise into a Game
The greatest problem with most exercises (especially cardio ones) is the fact that they can be extremely boring.
Sure, a nice landscape can improve your running session quite a bit, but repeat the same route enough times and you will soon get tired of it.
Luckily, technology comes to the rescue once more with both software and hardware solutions.
Remember how the world stood still as Pokémon GO made all those millennials hit the streets instead of sitting locked in their rooms?
Sure, this trend didn’t last for long, but it has set an example that a lot of upcoming fitness apps will follow.
As for hardware options, it all started with the Nintendo Wii controllers and Kinect technology which gave people all over the world a reason to get off the couch while playing games.
Even though to some this may seem childish, there is nothing wrong with burning fat while playing tennis inside your living room.
However, this is just the beginning. 2016 is widely considered to be the year of virtual reality, since both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive were released this year.
This technology, when combined with the Omni treadmill, will create a completely unique fitness-gaming experience and potentially turn gamers into athletes.
Finally, what present day technology can give you is easier access to all kinds of knowledge. Imagine a situation where you want to find a
Imagine a situation where you want to find a quality bodybuilding program, but don’t know any personal trainers or an experienced lifter.
In the 21st century, all you need to do is look for one online.
Sure, the greatest drawback of the internet is that anyone can upload anything, which makes credible information a scares commodity.
Still, every website has its reputation and you can form your own opinion on how valid their advice is.
Of course, there are alternatives as well. For example, you could download a bodybuilding app and in this way, reach some consistency in your training plan instead of turning to different sources for tips.
In the end, you could even find a virtual consultant in the form of a professional bodybuilder ready to be your guru for a moderate fee. All in all, there is a plethora of options and all you need to do is find one that suits you the best.
As you can see, present-day technology does have the potential to shape a new era in personal training. Apart from offering you a better result, it can also give you the chance to reach it on your own.
This in particular is a trend from which introverts can benefit the most, and as such a huge leap forward.