Why Is Timer Important
In Exercise?

Time can be a goal. It can also be an important feedback loop. Aerobic exercise,
in particular, makes time a familiar tool.

"I use this both for working out and for working. I used to use the now 30/30 app for work productivity and this timer is by far the closest I’ve come to what I liked about that app. I have a series of timers saved for numerous repeat tasks, such as my working workout routine or my morning planning process. They keep me on task and moving quickly through things. I also just discovered the overtime setting, which keeps the app active if a timer sounds, but you haven’t finished what you’re working on. That was really the one feature that I had previously thought was lacking in this app. Feels like there are likely other settings I haven’t figured out, lots of different types of timers etc without feeling overwhelming like some other workout timer apps I also tried. I wish I could use it on my Mac, but other than that, well done."
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You've probably noticed by now that many gym-goers have become active in using various methods to track their workout time. So how can timers affect the effectiveness of a workout?


Whether you're running, doing stretches or lifting weights, keeping track of the clock during your workout can help you keep track of time and control how long you do each exercise. If you use a timer, you can set precise goals, such as spinning your bike for 30 minutes without stopping, accelerating every 5 minutes by a certain amount. By keeping an eye on the clock during your run, you'll know that you've reached your goal exactly. Also, extending your workout time mid-exercise is easy - just look at the clock and continue the exercise for as long as you need to.


If you're doing interval training, it's important to be able to track not only the timing of each exercise, but also the rest time between each exercise or approach. If your interval training requires exactly 30 seconds of rest between each approach (such as the Tabata method), you can time your rest time to the nearest second. Using a timer for this is more accurate and convenient than counting seconds without a timer. While a few seconds may seem insignificant, this accurate count can be the difference between completing the workout and fatigue for the next set.


You can save your favorite workouts as programs in interval timer format or a group of interconnected timers. Such programs can then be copied and modified depending on how much personal progress you have made or if you need to adjust your current training condition.

Race results time-board: Take control of your workout and achieve your goals!


Having a timer in the gym can also help you track your progress over time. If you do speed training, you can easily see how fast you can perform the same exercise from workout to workout or how many reps of one exercise you can do in a certain amount of time. Knowing this information will push you to improve during each workout and make you strive to break personal records.

Now that you know how timers help increase your workout time, it's time to consider adding this essential tool to your workout routine. Whether you're a coach who plans a workout or a novice amateur gym athlete, a timer system is a great tool to acquire the necessary skills and build on them for success.