I’m sure you have spent considerable time choosing the best running shoes, the best running clothes, and the best nutrition for your workout. But have you invested much time into checking out the best fit belt? Wherever you run, you are reliant on what you decide to carry with you. If you don’t have a good way to carry what you need, you could find yourself in a sticky situation.
Unexpected ways a fit belt can improve your performance:
- Running apps
- Injury prevention
- Better hydration
- Extra energy
You may have had to leave your phone at home in the past, because the fitness pouch or armband you chose to carry wasn’t big enough to fit your plus-sized phone. The biggest advantage of choosing a belt that fits your smartphone is that you can monitor and improve your performance with a running app. Feature-rich running apps make it easy for you to track the duration, distance, calories burned, and the speed of your run. You can also create routes, challenge your times, and challenge friends who live in your area.
The best running apps also include these features:
- Voice coach with audio feedback
- Daily, weekly, and yearly running goals
- Mileage on your running shoes
- Running leaderboards to check where you rank
- Integrated audio and music player
- Injury Prevention
Wearing an uncomfortable sports belt can cause rubbing, chafing, and sores. A properly-fit belt will sit comfortably on your hips, not your waist. It will be comfortable to wear, contoured to your body, and have even weight distribution. This will allow you to maximize the freedom of hands-free running.
To prevent injury, be sure to pick a jogging belt with these features:
- Sweat-absorbent fabric like neoprene
- Stretchy elastic and adjustable size to accommodate your individual shape
- Silicone grippers to keep the belt from bouncing around
- Lightweight and not too bulky
- Better hydration
Given that the human body is made up of approximately 60% water, it’s no surprise that sufficient hydration is crucial to a variety of essential functions that can impact running performance. Fluids help to:
- Regulate body temperature
- Regulate blood pressure
- Move essential nutrients throughout the body
A hydration belt for running offers you the choice of drinking, however much you want, whenever you want. Most importantly, it allows you to sip and run without slowing your pace.
Features to look out for in a running water belt include:
- Quick-flow bottle cap with no spillage
- Bottle holster that keeps the water bottle securely in place
- Quick-draw bottle holster for easy access to your bottle
- Bottles that are BPA-free and dishwasher safe
- Extra Energy
It wasn’t long ago that runners relied solely on water, sports drinks, and maybe some flat cola as their primary carbohydrate supplements during longer races, especially half marathons and marathons. Luckily, our understanding of sports nutrition has improved to the point that we now have a plethora of running energy products to choose from.
Energy gels are specifically designed to provide glycogen to our working muscles and replenish carbohydrates that are depleted when running. Fitletic’s range of fit belts come with neat energy loops designed to fit these energy gels. Often these gels will “wake you up” in a very noticeable way and help your mind feel energized towards the end of a long run.
Fitletic has invested years of research and investment into designing a fit belt that will improve your running performance. We guarantee that you will be pleasantly surprised!