The digital age is upon us, and for anyone who is serious about fitness, athletics and strength training, utilizing new tech is essential. Old and antiquated ways of both training and tracking progress is yesterday’s news. We have always prided ourselves on being progressive and future-forward, and while some time-honored traditions still serve us well, we are definitely excited about how technology can maximize our results in the gym and the field.
From wearable tech to apps that allow us to track macros, dialing in a fitness and nutrition regimen that is geared towards your desired result has never been easier. Everyone from endurance athletes to bodybuilders are ditching the pen and paper for the almighty tech. With this in mind, we have chosen three pieces of tech that we are excited about. Get ready to throw down in style and track your progress with these three epic pieces of fitness technology.
MyFitnessPal is a fitness tracking app developed by the go-getters at Under Armor. While it is pitched as a weight loss app, it certainly can aid those who are looking to maintain or even bulk up as well. MyFitnessPal is an awesome way to track calories and macros and create a diet plan that is goal-oriented. It even scans barcodes, so adding in calories is simple and accurate. MyFitnessPal is free, so you can download it now.
2. Apple Watch – Series 2
Pretty soon even a cell phone will feel like an antiquated piece of technology, especially when we are talking about fitness. While the initial Apple Watch was released with mixed reviews, the Series 2 has some serious upgrades, including being water resistant up to 50 meters so you can sweat all over it and also take into the pool for some laps. The Apple Watch also includes a built-in fitness tracker and heart rate monitor, and for those looking to take tracking to the next level, you can pair it with apps like MyFitnessPal.
3. Halo Sport Headphones
While we haven’t used the new Halo Sport Headphones, we are certainly intrigued. These performance headphones were designed by neuroscientists and biomedical engineers to improve athletic performance. How can a pair of headphones boost performance? Through direct-current stimulation, which is also used to treat conditions such as chronic pain and depression. Use them for 20 minutes while warming up and to prime your motor cortex, which is said to help your neurons fire more rapidly, improving your overall performance.