It happens all the time. You’re working out on a regular basis, and you’re using the machines at your local gym. You’re putting in hours on end, and you are tracking things based on the numbers that are shown on the screen. You see the numbers are rising, you’re feeling great, but you are not seeing improvements. What is going on? You may be surprised to find out what is going on overall.
Accuracy Is Missing
Fitness machines can’t really measure a lot of the elements that is directly related to your personal needs. When you enter certain numbers into the machine, you will get an approximation of the results that you are getting from your exercise regimen. You are going to get an idea, but it’s mainly an estimate as to what you’re putting your body through. Calorie counters on these machines are not accurate at all, and while it may measure time, it will not be able to calculate how your body is using the fitness regimen for better or worse.
Balance and Track Progress
If you’re going to get a good measurement of what you’re actually doing, you may need to look into tracking your own progress. You can invest in a “Fitbit” device, and use that to measure what you’re doing with your exercise regimen. Not only that, you could also write down what you’re eating, calorie counts and much more. If you take a proactive approach into what you’re doing, you’ll be able to measure your progress and changes better than any treadmill can.
In the end, don’t trust machines to tell you how many calories you’ve burned. Instead, be proactive, measure your own progress and create a journal for health. That will help you far more than relying on whatever the treadmill or elliptical is saying about what you’re doing.