Swimmers are not the only ones to benefit from this new wave in technology. Athletes from all sports can get more out of their performance by investing in the latest technology, especially one of the many available mobile apps currently available. They offer athletes of all training levels on-the-go information that is constantly updated. You can review your stats and others as well with most of these apps. However, all apps were not created equal. These 3 should are at the top of my list; read on to find out why.
Whether your training for a marathon, cycling event or swim meet one thing is essential: to make the most of your time. Training for three hours means noting if you’re not utilizing that time and getting the most from your body. That’s why the Training Peaks Athlete Edition should be on every athlete’s smartphone. This app has every tool you need to track your performance and give you the most comprehensive analysis of your performance. It logs all pertinent data, like heart-rate, pacing and distance over an extended period. Then using tools like The Performance Management Chart, it will analyze your progress so you can tweak your workouts accordingly. It really helps optimize your sessions. They have individual packages based on your sport, with basic and premium editions that average between $24 and 29 dollars, making it affordable and helpful.
Nike has a great app for competitors looking to take their performance to the next level or need a little extra motivation. It’s called Nike Training Club and it’s like a free personal trainer for your phone. Training is more than just mastering moves, it’s about being fit and healthy. With this app you have over 100 exercises routines that are custom-built, plus you can unlock the workout routines of some of your favorite athletes. This program gives you a full workout: there’s cardio, interval and physical training routines. Added features include a built-in calorie and carb counter to help you eat right and the option of choosing your music for additional motivation. This app is a great tool for beginners too it can help them figure out what routines work best and keep them focused.
Every athlete needs stamina to compete and excel, making cardio exercise a must. Cardio increases your heart-rate and allows you to perform for extended periods of time. Cardio routines let you push your body to its limits and keep you at your most fit. Cardio Trainer by Noom Inc has over 20 different high-impact cardio routines, with alternating degrees of difficulty. It’s just $9.99 (Only available on Android at the moment) and comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, so you get your money back if you’re not happy with your results. You can also set a reminder for your daily sessions so you don’t forget.
I have found that these apps are highly popular with my fellow athletes. They provide important tools to help athletes of all levels perform at their absolute best. As an athlete there is only one thing that is more important than wining: giving your all. With these apps there are no excuses, you will always perform at the top level.