Although professional coaching is often the only help available for athletes, today there is a device which can help them even without a professional coach. That device is a power meter which easily connects to your trainers and provides you with power data via blue tooth technology. One particular power meter is called the Stryd power meter and running with Stryd can help an athlete to properly pace themselves for their particular race length. The power meter can, of course, be used by other athletes such as cyclists who can benefit from it in the same way as runners.
Although perhaps f the most use to athletes, a power meter can also help others with their exercises. Often when people exercise without being an athlete, it is either to keep in shape physically or is in order to lose weight. Those that do it to keep in shape rarely need any assistance as they have opted to exercise and already know their limits, slowly pushing themselves further and further. For those that are exercising in order to lose weight though are probably not so self-motivated as the keep fit enthusiast and so a power meter can often be useful to them.
One of the biggest problems is that most people, once they have started dieting and exercising, expect to see visible weight loss within just a couple of days and get forlorn when there is none. However, a power meter whilst exercising would show them that their power is growing which in turn will lead to weight loss if they also maintain their diet. The meter, therefore, gives them hope and added willpower to continue in their efforts.
Often the people that lose weight most successfully are those that opt for moderation in both their diet and their chosen exercise regime. The concept of losing weight is that you reduce your calorie intake and at the same time increase your level of exercise. If you do both of these things in moderation the weight may take longer to lose but both the diet and the exercise program are easier to stick with. An added bonus to doing these in moderation is that once you have lost the weight you want to, as the diet and exercise are moderate, you may still keep them up and by doing so, keep your weight down, never having to worry about a stricter diet again.