Reviews: Polar M400

I love training myself and clients, with heart rate monitors because it gives me imperial data to work with. Its nothing like being about to measure numbers, with out having to crunch numbers. At the end of a work out, I know what the average heart rate was, the fat percentage burned, the max heart rate, how effective the workout was. This comes in hand with not only weight loss clients, but clients looking to build muscle or maintain their current builds.

This watch is far more Superior than the ft-60 a previous model. Its Also a step up from the A300 which is great, but lacks some of the robust features of this watch.

Benefits:

-The M400 is a decent size where, the A3oo was a little smaller, and kind of kiddie sized.

-Band is made from a much more durable material.

-Tracks sleep and inactivity.

-Uses standard micro USB adapter, which is great in case you lose the charger, you’re not stuck buying a proprietary adapter.

-M4oo Water proof up to 30 meters.

-Actively see how many steps you’ve taken.

-Actively see if you’re reaching your daily goals or not.

-Determine your Vo2 Max

-Connects your phone and has its own app as well.

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Reviews: Polar A300

Polar A300

I love training myself and clients, with heart rate monitors because it gives me imperical data to work with. Its nothing like being about to measure numbers, with out having to crunch numbers. At the end of a work out, I know what the average heart rate was, the fat percentage burned, the max heart rate, how effective the workout was. This comes in hand with not only weight loss clients, but clients looking to build muscle or maintain their current builds.

I hate that the wrist band is made out of a cheap material, but polar sells replacement bands, unlike other companies, which is a plus. This watch is far more Superior than the ft-60 a previous model.

Benefits:

-A3oo can connect directly into  a usb port.

-Actively see how many steps you’ve taken.

-Actively see if you’re reaching your daily goals or not.

-Determine your Vo2 Max

-Connects your phone and has its own app as well.

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Reviews: Adidas FitSmart

I didn’t know about wrist heart rate monitoring being drastically inferior to chest strap monitoring,  I just saw a brand I trusted and went for it. I also have the polar ft-60 that I still have to review, the Samsung Gear Fit and Gear S as well.

The cons:

-Not Waterproof.

-Uses proprietary adapter to charge

-Weak Battery

-Heart rate monitor was not accurate

-Difficult Navigation

-Phone syncing was terrible, borderline non-existent

-GPS Sucks

The Good:

-Nice led display when the watch actually worked.

-Motivating blogs on the site.

 

The watch barely worked, and then about 3 weeks into having it the cheap strap on the watch broke, resulting in me going back to the polar brand. I expected more than what this particular watch was capable of producing.

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NO Days Off

There Are Never Any Days Off

No days off

We live in a world, where we need to be motivated 24/7. Or maybe we just yearn to be told the things we want to hear. Well I’m going to keep  this thing simple and short.(I may expand on this topic later.) Its 11:23 right now on a Saturday, and I’m sitting here writing. What are you doing?

I get tired, I get stressed and I kick my ass kicked daily,  by the thing thrown at me, but I’m here to state something that should be obvious to you… There are no days off, no breaks, no downtime. I don’t know how long you”ll live or how long I’ll live, its impossible to be on it 100% of the time. But when the opportunity to put in some work comes you gotta take it. IF I was really trying to write right now this article could be my game changer, it could be the thing that put my site on the map, but its not going to be.

However this article is a step in the right direction for me, what this means is, I now know if I need to be up  close to mid night or even later working I can do it, because I am passionate about what I do. But, can you say the same, are you driven enough to express yourself no matter the time of day? When I used to work min wage jobs, I used to think to myself this time would better be spent working on my craft and honing my skills. But,  the first thing I did when I got down time was chill or bullshit, so no every free moment I get, I read, write, or do something to put myself in a better position and you should do the same.

I’m not saying grind 24/7 and never relax, but realize that everyday you can do one thing that puts you closer to your goals.

Grocery Shopping for Dummies

The Definitive guide for Mastering the Grocery Store

This is an idea I’ve been playing around with, for some time, even though I make meal plans, I hate having to tell others what to eat. Honestly I feel like by this point in your life, you’ve eaten enough of the good things an enough of the bad things the grocery store has to offer. At the same time however I know if I was taught how to eat better, from the very beginning I would have strived to eat better.

So While I am working on a nutritional book, I decided to give you this brief guide to get you started.

Ideally most stores are outline in the same format, the produce, meat, and dairy sections, will wrap around the walls of the store. In these sections, will be where the most healthiest choices are. If you grab all the essentials first you will probably not have enough money for the unhealthy things.

Produce

Pick up all your green veggies, and super veggies here, these will be your clean carbs, and provide you with essential vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber.

Meat, Poultry, Fish

Obviously red meat is a big no, no but you can shoot for organic and grass fed animals if your budget allows, you want to grab the leanest meats possible. This way you can make sure were optimizing our diets to the fullest.

Dairy

In this section you will grab things like Greek yogurt, and Milk, I personally pick up Whole milk, Cashew milk, and Greek yogurt.

Grains, Cereals

Things like rice, granola, and quinoa are things I grab out of this aisle.

Summary

Ideally you want to pick up healthy fats and oils, like coconut oil, olive and canola. Additionally you want low fat and low carb alternatives, to all condiments, and low sodium choices for seasonings. The purpose of shopping the inner aisles, last is to get all the essentials items first, and all the bull shit last or not at all.