The Best Activity Trackers For Men

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The Best Activity Trackers Review

On today’s episode I’m reviewing the best activity trackers for men.

Welcome everyone to today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m your host Brad Gouthro, the #1 expert teaching you how to Live Lean 365 days a year.

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Without further ado, lets get this episode started.

For those of you who aren’t using some type of activity tracker…

…you’re missing out.

Let me put it this way…

If you’re not tracking your progress, how do you know if you’re improving?

First let’s look at…

How to Track Strength Gains:

The most basic activity tracker to track this is a pen and paper.

At TeamLiveLean, every month we provide you with new pdfs of your 4 week workout.
Simply add the pdf to your smartphone so you can view it at the gym.

Follow the exercises, set, rep counts, and rest periods, then record how much weight you’re lifting each set in your workout journal.

By recording this, next time you do that exercise again, you can test your strength gains by lifting heavier for the same amount of reps.

These gainz = progress.

It’s a simple way for you to track your strength gains over the course of that phase of the workout program.

Next…

How to Track Your Cardio Workouts:

You can do this via a heart rate monitor.

Not only will this track the calories burned from your workout, it’ll also track your heart rate zone.

You know I’m a big believer in HIIT training for optimal fat loss and overall conditioning.

Therefore a heart rate monitor can be a great tool to tell you if you’re training with enough intensity to get the maximum results from your workout.

On a previous blog post, I’ve shared a simple calculation for you to figure out what your personal heart rate zones are for optimal HIIT training results.

During your high intensity interval, your heart rate monitor will tell you once you get into this zone.

Once you complete the high intensity interval, your goal is to allow your heart rate to drop for a period of time before your next high intensity interval.

Your heart rate monitor will tell you this as well.

Lastly, the faster your heart rate drops back down to the low intensity interval, the stronger your cardio health.

So a heart rate monitors allows you to track the progression of your cardio health by measuring how fast your heart goes back down after a high intensity interval.

If in week 1 it takes 90 secs then in week 6 it takes 60 secs, you know you’re improving.

I’ve used many different cool heart rate monitors that link up to a smartphone app such as the Under Armour 39 and the Adidas Fitwatch.

Both good options.

But my fav has been my Polar.

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Even though some people don’t like the chest strap and the one I use isn’t connected to an app, I find it gives the most accurate measurements.

I also like using a tabata timer during my workout finishers. I can simply set it to a 20:10 work rest ratio, hit start and workout to the beeps. Very simple and helpful. Here’s the link to my tabata timer.

And lastly, I’ve talked about the weight loss benefits of getting 10,000 steps a day in previous videos, so I’ve also included a link to a step counter to measure your daily steps.

Bottom Line.

I’m a big believer in the things that get measured get results.

Having a done for you workout program is the first step.

It’ll help you stay accountable as you know exactly when to workout and exactly what to do during your workout.

Track the amount of weight you’re lifting to see progress along your journey.

As a Live Leaner, we’re always striving for progress. Not perfection.

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And leave a comment below about what activity trackers you use.

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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.

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