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Ramp up your workout using wearable technology

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Keeping track of time without an interval timer is not always the easiest thing in the world. Staying focused with a good workout or with a set of exercises it’s easy to keep going longer than expected.

However you might find that you’re taking breaks that are longer than they should be. And this affects not only the intensity of your workout, but also your long-term results.
According to Eric DeRosa inventor of Set Starter Interval Timer “this is where wearable technology comes in. Sure, you could simply wear a watch, but there are many benefits to sticking to an actual timer. For example, interval training, where you mix ups and downs of cardio activity, requires careful timing. This is important because otherwise, you might make your periods too long or too short, and that in turn can affect how effective they are at improving your fitness level.”

While the word “interval” often brings to mind sets done on the treadmill or the elliptical trainer, you can also do interval workouts:
• Jumping rope
• Lifting weights
• Kettlebell training
• Interval running outdoors
• Tabata intervals

Although interval trainings can vary in intensity, HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is one of the most popular options. HIIT requires constant switching between periods of high intensity and low intensity or rest. Those periods can be anywhere from one minute to 3-5 minutes each. This is perfect for a wearable technology device.
With an interval timer you can concentrate on the actual activity until the alarm (beep, vibration or light) goes off. In the end, an interval timer will ramp up your workout!

Content and Image courtesy Eric DeRosa More on Set Starter

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