So you’re looking into getting in shape at home. Consequently, you’ve been Googling and YouTubing all day and the options seem endless. Do you even need to buy anything? Bodyweight exercises and calisthenics seem all the rage these days. Should you get dumbbells, a bench, ab rollers, parallettes, pads, or resistance bands? Look on YouTube and you can find workouts for any equipment or bodyweight exercise. But we’re not here to talk about every equipment under the sun. We’re here to talk about resistance bands.
Did you know you can use your Apple Watch as a remote shutter to take photos and videos through your iPhone? I started doing this as a way to improve my weightlifting and gymnastics skills without having to rely on someone else to film my activities. With the Apple Watch and my phone I have become a one man film crew and can finally confirm if my squats went “below parallel”.
Follow along and see how you can start doing this if you have an Apple Watch or are thinking of getting one.
Last March I decided to purchase a separate chest strap worn heart rate monitor, specifically the Polar H10 Bluetooth Smart HR Sensor, to use with my Apple Watch when tracking my workouts.
You might be thinking, why would you buy a heart rate monitor when the Apple Watch already tracks heart rate?
Lean body mass does not increase with age. On average, when you reach the age of 30, you start to lose muscle mass. This is known as sarcopenia. This happens to those who have a sedentary lifestyle as well as those who are inactive. There are multiple causes for sarcopenia to occur. This includes changes
Recently I discovered that you can export your saved Apple Watch Workouts into Strava, Training Peaks, Map My Run and other popular fitness tracking apps. Once imported into these outside apps this allows you to analyze your workouts beyond the default Apple Activity app. This also lets you record your workouts using the default Apple Watch Workouts app and not have to rely on outside apps to get your data into their own app.