Weight loss journeys often get lost mid-way. The main problem here is lack of track on the progress. Most of the times, people are clueless about how much they have actually lost -and also how much more do they need to lose to reach their fitness goals. They usually lack a sense of direction on the track to fitness. Worst, they soon get back to from where it all started. And this is where exercise power meters come in. These are tracking tools that stay attached to cycles and calculate your power output as you ride along.

Cycling is one of the most recommended exercises when it comes to fast weight loss. It’s a high-end aerobic workout that will enable you to burn 400-470 calories/hour when you ride in moderate intensity. But you can lose even up to 700 calories/hour when you ride in high intensity. When you cycle with a power meter attached to your bike, you will get precise feedback on your progress. The data will further help you to map a clear path for your weight loss routine further. The tool takes out the guesswork so that you are never lost mid-way in your fat loss journey. Most importantly, the power meter will show you the right direction to keep your weight loss ride on track. When you are on the right track, it becomes easier to reach to your fitness goals.

Power meters extend a wide range of information that helps one to get a vivid picture of their progress in the weight loss ride. These include measurements on cadence, distance & miles ridden per hour. The meter also calculates time you spend in the power-based training areas & in varied cadences. You will get a fair picture of your entire effort towards weight loss while cycling. This way, power meters help to point out the strengths and the areas to be worked harder on. Many athletes & fitness enthusiasts design their fat loss programs on the basis of power meter readings.
Below are some tips to follow when you are cycling for your fat loss journey-

• Divide your training sessions into two: fasted training and no-fast training. Fasted training sessions are for shorter high-intensity rides and you must not eat anything before you start the ride. Follow fasted training mode for 2 days a week. The no-fast training mode should be followed for longer rides and you must have a regular meal 1-3 hours prior to the ride.
• Don’t forget to zero-offset power meter prior to start of the ride
• Always have something light, say a fruit smoothie, after the training session.
• Stay hydrated throughout the ride, Drink water and low-calorie sports drink.
• If you are not used to regular cycling, start with 60-minute rides and then gradually extend to 2-3 hour-long sessions.

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Marina is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.