When you exercise often, your tolerance and strength evolution are quite hard to analyze and perceive quickly. This applies even more to swimming, where it’s almost impossible to keep track of time, distance or any other parameter, and you can only assess your performance after your workout. A good answer to this would be to track your workout to evaluate your progress, and you will thus be able to observe the following:
- The changes you’ve made in timing, strength, fat burning, endurance, etc… over time.
- You will be able to better understand your strength and weaknesses, pinpoint the areas you are progressing in and adapt your training accordingly.
- You will be able to assess the effectiveness of a certain workout or a training regime, ie. get to see what works and what doesn’t on your body when it comes to weight loss, injuries, etc
- It also allows you to set specific goals and track your progress towards their achievement, and making actionable changes to the plan.
- It trains your brain to stay focused. It helps you have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish and work towards it by reinforcing your behavior every time you do some progress.
- Your motivation grows as you see yourself moving forward each day!
- It helps you follow a healthier lifestyle.
- It keeps things fun, exciting and challenging!
With Instabeat’s device and dashboard, you are able to seamlessly track your swim and achieve your training goals.
The parameter you track in real-time is your heart rate, which will help you make educated interpretations of your workout results.
There are 2 main reasons why it is important to track your heart rate:
1- For Success:
- As one of our first Instabeat users and supports Paul Laursen explains it well in his blog post (click here to read it), having a precise record of heart rate data from training helps devise a strategic plan to achieve the training goals.
- You will be able to accurately assess whether you have been swimming in the right heart rate zone, thus achieving the intended benefit from the workout.
2- For Safety:
Tracking your heart rate allows you to always be aware of the safety of your fitness program, depending on your resting Heart Rate (click here for more information on your resting Heart Rate)
We’d love to know what are your training goals and how you plan on reaching them!by